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Working PaperWage inequality under inflation-targeting in South Africa
This paper aims at providing new evidence over the effect of conventional monetary policy shocks on wage inequality through the earnings heterogeneity channel under the inflation-targeting regime implemented in South Africa since 2000...Earnings Earnings inequality Inequality
In the mediaSA-TIED working paper featured in the Financial Mail
A recent working paper from the SA-TIED programme ’s body of new research has been featured in the largest business weekly in South Africa. The Financial Mail’s feature is headlined: “ Reserve Bank vindicated — the critics...Inflation (Finance) Monetary policy South Africa
Working PaperThe size distribution of monetary policy effects among South African manufacturing firms: Firm-level evidence from administrative tax data
Monetary policy is believed to have a disproportionate effect on firms, depending on their size...credit channel Firm heterogeneity Financial constraints
Journal ArticleMonetary policy options for managing resource revenue shocks when fiscal policy is laissez-faire
This study examines the implications of alternative monetary policy regimes to deal with resource revenue shocks when fiscal policy is laissez-faire—that is, when the government spends all resource revenue windfalls contemporaneously...Monetary policy Dutch Disease Windfall spending
Working PaperThe information content of the yield spread about future inflation in South Africa
The proposition that inflation expectations can be extracted as inflation predictions from the government bond yield curve has been tested, with partially positive results, using data from the United States and European countries...Rational expectations (Economic theory) Inflation (Finance) Monetary policy
Working PaperIdentifying monetary policy rules in South Africa with inflation expectations and unemployment
This paper investigates whether a Taylor rule accurately describes the South African Reserve Bank’s reaction function in setting interest rates using quarterly data, covering the period since inflation targeting was formally adopted in 2000...Employment Labour Monetary policy
Book ChapterThe provision of global liquidity: the global reserve system
From the book: Resetting the International Monetary (Non)SystemFinancial institutions International International agencies
BlogWill Norway’s model of Sovereign Wealth Fund work in Tanzania?: A reality check
Several countries in Africa – including Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Uganda - have recently discovered large oil and gas or other mineral resources...Economic assistance and foreign aid Fiscal policy Mineral industries
Working PaperEvaluating monetary policy options for managing resource revenue shocks when fiscal policy is laissez-faire: Application to Nigeria
This study considers the implications of alternative monetary policy regimes to deal with a laissez-faire fiscal policy rule, where the government completely spends resource revenue windfall contemporaneously...Monetary policy
BlogDevelopment Finance: The Role for Aid in Africa
Aid’s future, its history, and its impact were the topics of a policy workshop held by UNU-WIDER in co-operation with the Embassy of Denmark in Dar es Salaam on 8 June ...Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic growth Economic policy
BlogFrom the Editor’s Desk (June-August 2015)
And so we come to the summer Angle . We have just passed the longest day (midsummer) in Helsinki, with 19 or so hours of daylight...Agriculture Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic growth
Journal Special IssueAid Policy and the Macroeconomic Management of Aid
This is an introduction to the UNU-WIDER special issue of World Development on aid policy and the macroeconomic management of aid...Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic policy Monetary policy
Journal ArticleAid Policy and the Macroeconomic Management of Aid
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid Policy and the Macroeconomic Management of AidEconomic assistance and foreign aid Economic policy Monetary policy
BlogFrom the Editor's Desk (April 2015)
So we have reached April. The year is starting to move fast...Climatic changes Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic policy