South Africa

Dataset on retail outlet product prices for Botswana, Lesotho and South Africa

The data presented in this article by Nchake, Edwards and Rankin (2018) are related to the research article entitled “Closer monetary union and product market integration in emerging economies: Evidence from the Common Monetary Area in Southern Africa” (M. A. Nchake, L. Edwards, N. Rankin, 2017).

Working Paper
22 May 2018

Trade Liberalization, Labor Mobility, and Structural Transformation

This project aims to understand the effect of trade liberalization on structural change.

Research Project
8 Sep 2017

Call Me Maybe: Experimental Evidence on Using Mobile Phones to Survey Microenterprises

Garlick, Orkin and Quinn (2017) run the first randomised controlled trial to compare microenterprise data from surveys of different frequency – weekly or monthly – and medium – phone or in-person.

Research Note
30 Aug 2017

Call Me Maybe: Experimental Evidence on Using Mobile Phones to Survey Microenterprises

Garlick, Orkin and Quinn (2017) run the first randomised controlled trial to compare microenterprise data from surveys of different frequency and medium. They randomly assign enterprises to monthly in-person, weekly in-person, or weekly phone panel surveys.

Working Paper
4 May 2017

Do Worker Non-cognitive Skills Affect Firm Outcomes?

This work will shed light on how much employers value cognitive (e.g. IQ) and non-cognitive (e.g. motivation, perseverance etc.) skills and the extent to which these skills are predictive of future productivity.

Research Project
27 Feb 2017

Pathways to Profits: The Impact of Marketing versus Finance Skills on Business Performance

This paper by Anderson, Chandy and Zia (2017, published in Management Science, examines the impact of improvements in marketing skills relative to finance skills among small business owners.

Journal Article
7 Dec 2016

An Introduction to the Manpower Survey Data

In this report Andrew Kerr (2015) describes the Manpower Surveys (MS).

Working Paper
5 Dec 2016

The Life Cycle of South African Manufacturing Firms

In this paper Andrew Kerr (2015) uses a new source of firm level panel data to describe and better understand the life cycle of South African manufacturing firms.

Working Paper
5 Dec 2016

When Entrepreneurship Training Matters: Targeting Business Skills to Better Stimulate Firm Growth

Providing entrepreneurs with business skills to help them grow their firms is important. But one size does not fit all - can better targeting of training programmes achieve greater returns to policymakers' investments?

Research Note
10 Jul 2015

Overcoming Information Barriers to Firms Hiring Young, Inexperienced Work-Seekers

As a lack of information on worker and jobseeker skills may contribute to low firm productivity, this study aims to directly measure the consequences of improving information to employers about potential workers through twin randomized controlled trials. 

Research Project
25 Feb 2015

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