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Just Published: The Economics of Covid-19 in SA: Early Impressions

28 May 2020 - 10:00

Authored by Haroon Bhorat, Tim Köhler, Morné Oosthuizen, Ben Stanwix, François Steenkamp and Amy Thornton, this new DPRU Working Paper brings together a set of early impressions on the economics of the pandemic in South Africa, focused on several areas that are of key concern.

South Africa’s efforts to contain the Covid-19 pandemic have been relatively rapid and comprehensive by international standards. The authors here assess both the potential economic impact of the pandemic, and the monetary and fiscal responses to the crises, detailing the various relief measures, and the implications for the fiscus. They also present an analytical instrument that can be used to guide thinking about the length and intensity of lockdowns in South Africa.

Read the paper in full here.