Theses and Dissertations (Economics)

Theses and Dissertations (Economics)

 

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  • Dadam Kosga Djaowe, Vincent (University of Pretoria, 2018)
    This thesis begins by raising the following question: what is the relationship between the labour market structure in South Africa and the ability of the monetary authority to keep control of macroeconomic dynamics? The ...
  • Omotoso, Kehinde Oluwaseun (University of Pretoria, 2018)
    This thesis broadly investigates the relative changes in socio-economic related health inequalities over the second decade of post-apartheid South Africa. This period is characterised by di erent policies and reforms, aimed ...
  • Carvalho Junior, Pedro Humberto Bruno (University of Pretoria, 2017)
    Despite the growing demand for infrastructure and social services resulting from urbanization and decentralization, many urban local governments in developing countries are failing to generate sufficient own revenues to ...
  • Tipoy, Christian Kakese (University of Pretoria, 2017)
    This thesis analyzes the impact of exchange rates misalignment on economic growth and the transmission channels for a sample of homogeneous emerging economies. These countries are called homogeneous as they satisfy criteria ...
  • Kavli, Haakon Northcraft (University of Pretoria, 2016)
    Global monetary policy, financial risk and risk aversion are important determinants of international capital flows. Capital flows may in turn cause expansion of credit and leverage in the recipient economy. This PhD ...
  • Kilimani, Nicholas (University of Pretoria, 2016)
    This thesis analysed the link between water resources and the Ugandan economy. The study was motivated by the fact that Uganda is largely an agro-based economy. In addition, agricultural activity on which many socioeconomic ...
  • Tshiswaka-Kashalala, Gauthier (University of Pretoria, 2015)
    This thesis formalizes the interaction between income and fertility outcomes using a fertility model taking account of mediation. Despite the diversity of studies concerned with the determinants of fertility, one consistent ...
  • Zerihun, Mulatu F. (University of Pretoria, 2015)
    The objective of this thesis is to evaluate the readiness of SADC economies to complete the process of monetary integration in the region and to form a monetary union and adopt a common currency. This is done against the ...
  • Nkambule, Nonophile P. (University of Pretoria, 2015)
    Energy technologies interact with the economic, social and environmental systems, and do so not only directly but indirectly as well, through upstream and downstream processes. In addition, the interactions may produce ...
  • Thompson, Kirsten L. (University of Pretoria, 2014)
    The negative consequences of financial instability for the world economy during the recent financial crisis have highlighted the need for a better understanding of financial conditions by policy-makers and decision-makers ...
  • Mwabutwa, Chance (University of Pretoria, 2014)
    The thesis contains three essays that investigate the effects of macroeconomic reforms on the Malawian economy between 1980 and 2010. Specifically, the thesis tries to answer three broad questions. First, what is the effect ...
  • Van Heerden, Yolande (University of Pretoria, 2014)
    The purpose of the study is to analyse tax reform measures to secure the tax revenue base, in particular the personal income tax structure of South Africa. The main objectives are: firstly, to identify personal income ...
  • De Waal, Annari; De Waal, Annari (University of Pretoria, 2014)
    Trade of South Africa with the rest of the world has changed substantially since the mid-1990s. The United States (US), which used to be the main trading partner of South Africa, is now only the third largest trading ...
  • Chama-Chiliba, Chitalu Miriam (University of Pretoria, 2014)
    This thesis investigates the utilisation of maternal health care in Zambia, where despite being a signatory to the Safe Motherhood Initiative and Millennium Development Goals, which are aimed at improving maternal health, ...
  • Koornhof, Gerhardus Willem (University of Pretoria, 1982)
    The problem identified in this study is that of a rapidly growing urbanisation process in the world in general and in Africa in particular. The national states in South Africa will not escape this process. The purpose ...
  • Jibao, Samuel Sangawulo (University of Pretoria, 2013)
    In this study, fiscal sustainability is defined consistent with the government intertemporal budget constraint framework which is related to the solvency of the government. Fiscal sustainability analysis in this context, ...
  • Simo-Kengne, Beatrice Desiree (University of Pretoria, 2013)
    This study investigates the relevant factors that drive house prices in South Africa with the aim of facilitating a better understanding of the dynamic relationship between house prices and key macroeconomic variables. ...
  • Modise, Mampho P. (University of Pretoria, 2013)
    Following the recent recession, major global economies are still experiencing weak recoveries. The likelihood that the global economy may experience a double-dip recession driven by poor performance by advanced economies ...
  • De Wet, Albertus Hendrik (University of Pretoria, 2010-02-19)
    Driven by intense competition for market share, banks across the globe have allowed credit portfolios to become less diversified (across all dimensions  country, industry, sector and size) and have become willing to accept ...
  • Swanepoel, Jan Abraham (University of Pretoria, 2005-02-18)
    When setting and monitoring fiscal targets, there is a need to take explicit account of the cyclical position of the economy and its effect on the budget. Most of the discussion on fiscal policy in South Africa deals only ...

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