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Book ChapterInformalities, volatility, and precarious social mobility in urban slums
From the book: Social mobility in developing countriesInformality Slums Social mobility
Working PaperThe impacts of public expenditure innovations on real exchange rate volatility in South Africa
This study investigates the impacts of public expenditure innovations on exchange rate volatility in South Africa using quarterly data for the period 1970–2019...Public expenditure impulse response Exchange rate
Research BriefDoes exchange rate volatility amplify existing inequalities in South Africa?
Even though poverty and inequality have been of overriding concern in South Africa’s development policies and programmes since its democratization in 1994, measures of poverty, inequality, and related phenomena in the country do not show a clea...Functional distribution Income distribution Economic inequality
Working PaperDiscerning trends in international metal prices in the presence of non-stationary volatility
Modelling the underlying long-run trend of metal prices is important, given that selected metals are a source of income for many countries...Market prices Volatility
Working PaperWill urbanization raise social mobility in the South, replicating the economic history of the West?
As developing countries rapidly urbanize, the number of people living in ‘slums’—neighbourhoods lacking property rights and basic services—continues to increase...Informality Slums Social mobility
Working PaperThe effect of real exchange rate volatility on income distribution in South Africa
This study investigates the effect of real exchange rate volatility on the distribution of income between labour and capital in South Africa. Both symmetric and asymmetric effects are considered...Functional distribution Income distribution Economic inequality
Journal ArticleDoes the Political Resource Curse Affect Public Finance? The Vulnerability of Tax Revenue in Resource-Dependent Countries
Part of Journal Special Issue Fiscal Policy, State Building and Economic DevelopmentTaxes Natural resources Terms-of-trade shocks
Journal ArticlePolitical Competition and Tax Revenues in Developing Countries
Part of Journal Special Issue Fiscal Policy, State Building and Economic DevelopmentTax revenue political competition Volatility
Working PaperPolitical competition and tax revenues in developing countries
Building on the literature of the political economy of taxation, this article explores the relationship between political competition and tax revenues using a sample of 89 developing countries from 1988 to 2010...Tax revenue political competition Volatility