Browsing Working Papers (Economics) by Title

Browsing Working Papers (Economics) by Title

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  • Koch, Steven F.; Alaba, Olufunke A. (University of Pretoria, Department of Economics, 2008-07)
    In developing countries, health insurance is not a commonly purchased financial instrument. Recent debates have revolved around extending health insurance coverage to a wider range of the population, primarily via compulsory ...
  • Blignaut, James Nelson; Jordaan, Andre Cillie; Van Heerden, J.H. (Jan Horn), 1957- (University of Pretoria, Department of Economics, 2008-09)
    The paper uses a static Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model of South Africa and simulates various shocks to the price of electricity. We attempt different closures to the model and compare their respective effects ...
  • Gupta, Rangan; Ziramba, Emmanuel (University of Pretoria, Department of Economics, 2008-06)
    In this paper, we develop a dynamic general equilibrium overlapping generations monetary endogenous growth model of a financially repressed small open economy characterized by bureaucratic corruption, and, in turn, analyze ...
  • Naraidoo, Ruthira; Ndahiriwe, Kasai (University of Pretoria, Department of Economics, 2010-03)
    In this paper we provide an in-sample assessment of how the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) sets policy rate in the context of both linear and nonlinear Taylor type rule models of monetary policy. Given the controversial ...
  • Naraidoo, Ruthira; Raputsoane, Leroi Jeremia (University of Pretoria, Department of Economics, 2010-03)
    This paper estimates the optimal monetary authorities’ response to deviations of inflation and output from their target values for South Africa over the inflation targeting era. This is achieved using an empirical framework ...
  • Gupta, Rangan; Ziramba, Emmanuel (University of Pretoria, Department of Economics, 2008-08)
    Using a monetary pure-exchange overlapping generations model, where the probability of survival of the young agents depends upon share of government expenditure on health, education and infrastructure, we analyze the ...
  • Kemegue, Francis M. (University of Pretoria, Department of Economics, 2009-12)
    This paper explores the possibility that monitoring resources explain the clustering in space of aggregate FDI from the same source country. Theoretically, the paper shows that independently of any institutional incentive ...
  • Bittencourt, Manoel (University of Pretoria, Department of Economics, 2009-09)
    We test for the populist view of state capture in Latin America between 1970 and 2003. The empirical results based on the relatively novel panel time-series data and analysis confirm the prediction that recently-elected ...
  • Gupta, Rangan; Das, Sonali (University of Pretoria, Department of Economics, 2008-06)
    This paper estimates Bayesian Vector Autoregressive (BVAR) models, both spatial and non-spatial (univariate and multivariate), for the twenty largest states of the US economy, using quarterly data over the period 1976:Q1 ...
  • Blignaut, James Nelson; Moolman, Christina Elizabeth (University of Pretoria, Department of Economics, 2006-02)
    The question addressed in this chapter is whether a community conservation initiative (coupled with the restoration of degraded land) can be considered a feasible alternative land use option compared to subsistence ...
  • Gupta, Rangan; Chen, Pei-Pei (University of Pretoria, Department of Economics, 2006-12)
    Recent studies have pointed out that trade liberalisation leads to technological spillovers, which, in turn, tend to improve the efficiency of the domestic Research and Development (R&D) sector, and ultimately boost ...
  • Koch, Steven F.; Ntege, S. Ssekabira (University of Pretoria, Department of Economics, 2008-06)
    This paper explores the degree to which imperfect information in the labour market regarding worker quality is likely to impact employment opportunities, as well as the wages associated with those opportunities. The primary ...
  • Gupta, Rangan; Miller, Stephen M. (University of Pretoria, Department of Economics, 2009-01)
    We examine the time-series relationship between housing prices in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Phoenix. First, temporal Granger causality tests reveal that Los Angeles housing prices cause housing prices in Las Vegas ...
  • Akanbi, Olusegun Ayodele (University of Pretoria, Department of Economics, 2010-03)
    This study empirically examines the pattern of domestic investment that is consistent with a neoclassical supply-side model of the Nigerian economy. The estimations are carried out with time-series data from 1970 to 2006 ...
  • Koch, Steven F.; Slabbert, Jean D. (University of Pretoria, Department of Economics, 2010-09)
    A purposive sample of South African specialist surgeons was used to nonparametrically estimate production relations for single output and multiple output production processes. The analysis was further extended to ...
  • Gupta, Rangan; Uwilingiye, Josine (University of Pretoria, Department of Economics, 2008-10)
    This paper derives the econometric restrictions imposed by the Barro and Gordon (1983) model of dynamic time inconsistency on a bivariate time-series model of Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation and real Gross Domestic ...
  • Van Eyden, Renee; Ngoie, Jacques Kibambe; Du Toit, Charlotte Barbara (University of Pretoria, Department of Economics, 2009-12)
    In this research article, we investigate the improved modelling ability and the outstanding policy advocacy of infusing health and education in sectoral growth equations of the South African economy. Our findings not only ...
  • Gupta, Rangan; Uwilingiye, Josine (University of Pretoria, Department of Economics, 2009-07)
    This paper evaluates the welfare gain from reducing inflation permanently from two percent to price stability and compares the output cost associate with this transition. The paper emphasizes the distortions caused by the ...
  • Chitiga-Mabugu, Margaret; Mabugu, Ramos (University of Pretoria, Department of Economics, 2007-09)
    South Africa has undergone significant trade liberalization since the end of apartheid. Average protection has fallen while openness has increased. However, economic growth has been insufficient to make inroads into the ...
  • Gupta, Rangan; Modise, Mampho P. (University of Pretoria, Department of Economics, 2010-12)
    In this paper, we examine the predictive ability, both in-sample and the out-of-sample, for South African stock returns using a number of financial variables, based on monthly data with an in-sample period covering 1990:01 ...