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Predicting the impact of a national minimum wage: are the general equilibrium models up to the task?

Predicting the impact of a national minimum wage: are the general equilibrium models up to the task?

By: Econ3x3      12th August 2016 This article analyses whether computable general equilibrium (CGE) models are suitable for projecting the likely consequences of implementing a... 

Wealth inequality – striking new insights from tax data

Wealth inequality – striking new insights from tax data

By: Econ3x3      25th July 2016 Although South Africa is known for its extreme income inequality, the degree of wealth inequality is even greater. New tax and survey data suggest... 

Cooperatives: has the dream become a nightmare?

Cooperatives: has the dream become a nightmare?

By: Econ3x3      24th June 2016 Over the past 15 years Government has promoted cooperatives at national and provincial levels with the aim of enabling small producers to tap into... 

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How accurate is our migration data?

How accurate is our migration data?

By: Econ3x3      7th June 2016 The reliability of Census data on demography and migration comes under attack periodically. This article sheds light on the reliability of survey... 

Day labourers and the role of makwerekweres: for better or for worse?

Day labourers and the role of makwerekweres: for better or for worse?

By: Econ3x3      18th May 2016 Foreign migrants often enter informal employment as day labourers. They compete with South Africans for jobs in this curb-side labour market. Three... 

A growing informal sector: evidence from an enterprise survey in Delft

A growing informal sector: evidence from an enterprise survey in Delft

By: Econ3x3      2nd March 2016 Using a small-area census approach, this Econ3X3 article reports on changes in informal micro-enterprise activity in the Cape township of Delft... 

Do government spending and taxation really reduce inequality, or do we need more thorough measurements? A response to the World Bank researchers

Do government spending and taxation really reduce inequality, or do we need more thorough measurements? A response to the World Bank researchers

By: Econ3x3      11th February 2016 World Bank staff and consultants claim that South Africa’s progressive taxation and pro-poor social spending reduce the Gini inequality coefficient... 

Have real wages fallen behind or increased out of line with productivity? A macroeconomic perspective

Have real wages fallen behind or increased out of line with productivity? A macroeconomic perspective

By: Econ3x3      20th January 2016 Macroeconomic data on wages and productivity suggest that there has not been any constant tendency for real wages either to fall behind or increase... 

What will housing megaprojects do to our cities?

What will housing megaprojects do to our cities? 

By: Econ3x3      10th November 2015 The building of large numbers of housing units in isolated greenfield locations have had detrimental side effects on our cities over the last two... 

Tax(i)ing the poor? Implications of our high commuting costs

Tax(i)ing the poor? Implications of our high commuting costs  

20th October 2015 The time and monetary costs of commuting are extremely high and have increased over the last 20 years. They imply a substantial ‘tax’ on the wages... 

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