DPRU researchers regularly publish their work in both peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed journals, books and reports.They also routinely deliver papers at conferences and seminars, participate in workshops and panel discussions, and occasionally contribute to blogs and online opinion forums
DPRU outputs include four published books:
- "Africa's Lions: Growth Traps and Opportunities for Six African Economies", Brookings Press;
- "Oxford Companion to the Economics of South Africa", Oxford University Press;
- "Poverty and Policy in Post Apartheid South Africa", involving the US Agency for International Development (USAID), Cornell University, and Strategies and Analysis for Growth and Access (SAGA), and;
- "Fighting Poverty: Labour Markets and Inequality in South Africa", sponsored by the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) and the South African Department of Labour.
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Income Inequality Trends in sub-Saharan Africa: Divergence, Determinants, and Consequences
Firm-level determinants of earnings in the formal sector of the South African labour market.Haroon Bhorat, Morne Oosthuizen, Kezia Lilenstein and François Steenkamp
WIDER Working Paper 2017/25, February 2017
Minimum wages in sub-Saharan Africa: A primer.Haroon Bhorat, Ravi Kanbur and Ben Stanwix
World Bank Research Observer, 32(1), February 2017 pp: 21-74
Exploring the relationship between crime-related business insurance and informal firms’ performance: a South African case study.Haroon Bhorat and Karmen Naidoo
REDI3x3 Working paper #25; February 2017
Counting Women’s Work:Measuring the gendered economy in the market and at homeCounting Women's Work
Bulletin #11; January 2017
COMPARATIVE EVIDENCE PAPER: Rethinking the effect of informality on inclusive growth: lessons from Colombia and South Africa for their regionsMorné Oosthuizen, Kezia Lilenstein, Leonardo Villar, Cristina Fernandez, Juan Camilo Medellin and Francisco Fernandez
ELLA Research Paper Series: Economic Development: Informality. January 2017.
Demographic, employment, and wage trends in South AfricaBhorat, H., Naidoo, K., Oosthuizen, M. and Pillay, K.
Brookings/AGI Working Paper #45, June 2016
Africa’s Manufacturing MalaiseBhorat, H., F. Steenkamp, and C. Rooney
UNDP Working Paper: UNDP-RBA/WPS 3/2016
Understanding And Characterizing The Services Sector In South Africa: An OverviewBhorat, H., F. Steenkamp, C. Rooney, N. Kachingwe and A. Lees
WIDER Working Paper 2016/157. Helsinki: UNU-WIDER
Partial minimum wage complianceHaroon Bhorat, Ravi Kanbur and Ben Stanwix
IZA Journal of Labor & Development: Special Collection: Thematic series on Reforming Minimum Wage and Labor Regulation Policies in Developing Economies (2016)
Growth, Poverty and Inequality Interactions in Africa: An Overview of Key IssuesHaroon Bhorat, Karmen Naidoo and Kavisha Pillay
UNDP - Working Paper: UNDP-RBA/WPS 1/2016
Higher education, Employment and Economic growth: Exploring the interactionsHaroon Bhorat, Aalia Cassim and David Tseng
Special Issue: Development Southern Africa, Vol 33, Issue 3 pp: 312-327, June 2016
Informality and Inclusive Growth in Sub-Saharan AfricaMorne Oosthuizen, Kezia Lilenstein, Francois Steenkamp and Aalia Cassim
ELLA Regional Evidence Paper, 2016
Demographic, employment, and wage trends in South AfricaHaroon Bhorat, Karmen Naidoo, Morne Oosthuizen and Kavisha Pillay
UNU-WIDER Working Paper: WP 2015/141
Status Of Women In The South African EconomyDPRU
Report commissioned by the Minister in the Presidency Responsible for Women, August 2015
Minimum Wages in Sub-Saharan Africa: A PrimerHaroon Bhorat, Ravi Kanbur & Benjamin Stanwix
IZA Discussion Paper Series IZA DP No. 9204, July 2015
Nonincome Welfare and Inclusive Growth in South AfricaHaroon Bhorat, Benjamin Stanwix and Derek Yu
Brookings Institution, Africa Growth Initiative Working Paper #18, March 2015
Skills-biased labour demand and the pursuit of inclusive growth in South Africa.Haroon Bhorat, Sumayya Goga, and Benjamin Stanwix
UNU-WIDER Working Paper: WP/2014/130, October 2014
Is low fertility really a problem? Population aging, dependency, and consumption.Ronald Lee et al. (inclu Oosthuizen, M.)
Science 346, 229 (2014); pp. 229-234
Bonus or Mirage? South Africa's Demographic DividendMorne Oosthuizen
The Journal of the Economics of Ageing. Available online 11 October 2014
Poverty, inequality, and prices in post-apartheid South AfricaFinn, A., Leibbrandt, M. and Oosthuizen, M.
UNU-WIDER Working Paper, WP/2014/127; October 2014
Growth, Employment and Skills: The New Growth Path Revisited
Bhorat, H., and Tian, N. LMIP Report 3; September 2014.
Estimating the Impact of Minimum Wages on Employment, Wages, and Non-wage Benefits: The Case of Agriculture in South Africa
Bhorat, H., Kanbur, R. and Stanwix, B., American Journal of Agricultural Economics 2014; October 2014 96 (5), pp. 1402-1419.
South Africa's Strike Activity: Data CornerJacobs, T. and Yu, D.
Figures & Tables:
- Working Days Lost
- Working Days Lost per Formal Employment
- Proportion of Working Days Lost by Industry
- Working Days Lost by Province
- Main Cause of Disputes
- Top 5 Trade Unions on Strikes
- Top 10 Trade Unions on Strikes
- Time-Loss Ratio by Industry
Pro-poor growth and social protection in South Africa: Exploring the interactionsBhorat, H., Tseng, D. and Stanwix, B.
Development Southern Africa, Volume 31, Issue 2, pp. 219-240 February 2014
A Note on Measuring the Depth of Minimum Wage Violation.Bhorat, H., Kanbur, R. and Mayet, N.
LABOUR: Review of Labour Economics and Industrial Relations. Volume 27, Issue 2, pp. 192–197 June 2013
The Gender Wage Gap in Post-Apartheid South Africa: A Re-examination.Bhorat, H. & Goga, S.
Journal of African Economies, Vol. 22, Issue 2, pp. 1–22, March 2013
The Impact of Sectoral Minimum Wage Laws on Employment, Wages, and Hours of Work in South Africa.Bhorat, H., Kanbur, R. and Mayet, N.
IZA Journal of Labor and Development, Vol. 2, Issue 1. January 2013
Estimating the Causal Effect of Enforcement on Minimum Wage Compliance: The Case of South Africa.Bhorat, H., Kanbur, R. and Mayet, N.
Review of Development Economics (Special issue: Informality, Illegality and Enforcement). Vol. 16, Issue 4, pp.608-623. November 2012
Minimum wage violation in South Africa.Bhorat, H., Kanbur, R. and Mayet, N.
International Labour Review (Special Issue: Low-Paid Work in Emerging Economies), Vol. 151, Issue 3, pp. 277–287. September 2012
Institutional Wage Effects: Revisiting Union and Bargaining Council Wage Premia in South Africa.Bhorat, H., van der Westhuizen, C. and Goga, S.
South African Journal of Economics (Vol 80, Issue 3, pp.400–414) September 2012
Low pay in South Africa.Oosthuizen, M.
International Labour Review (Special Issue: Low-Paid Work in Emerging Economies) Vol. 151, Issue 3, pp. 173–192, September 2012
Estimating a Poverty Line: An application to free basic municipal service in South Africa.Bhorat, H., Oosthuizen, M. & Van der Westhuizen, C.
Development Southern Africa Vol. 29, Issue 1, pp.77-96. February 2012
The Silent Successes of Public Assets and Social Assistance in Post-Apartheid South AfricaBhorat, H. & Cassim, A.
UPCOMING: STILL TO BE PUBLISHED, 2013
Labour Demand Trends, Inequality and Social Protection in South Africa. An Overview, in Aligning economic and social goals in emerging economies.Bhorat, H., Mayet, N. and Van Der Westhuizen, C.
SBN: 9788171889938 Academic Foundation. Chapter 5, page 121-158, 2013
A Nation in search of jobs: Challenges in Employment creation in the South African labour markert and policy suggestionsBhorat, H. and Mayet, M.
State of the Nation South Africa, ISBN 978-0-7969-2422-3 HSRC PRESS, Chapter 9, pp. 273 – 300, 2012-2013
An Emerging Market in an Emerging Continent: The Case of South AfricaBhorat, H.
Oxford Companion to the Economics of Africa. Oxford University Press, pp. 576-583, January 2012
Poverty, Inequality and the Nature of Economic Growth in South AfricaBhorat, H., Van der Westhuizen, C.
In: Misra-Dexter, N., and February, J. Testing Democracy: Which way is South Africa going? pp. 46-70, March 2010
Student graduation, labour market destinations and employment earnings.Bhorat, H., Mayet, N.
In: Letseka M., Cosser M., Breier M., and Visser, M. Student Retention & Graduate Destination: Higher education & labour market access & success. Paul & Company Pub Consortium. Cape Town, South Africa: HSRC Press, pp. 97-123, 2010
Higher Education and the Labor Market in Post-Apartheid South Africa.
In: David L. Featherman, Martin Hall & Marvin Krislov (Eds), The Next 25 Years: Affirmative Action in Higher Education in the United States and South Africa, The University of Michigan Press. pp. 137-143, 2010
Employment shifts and the 'jobless growth' debate.Bhorat, H., Oosthuizen, M.
In: Andre Kraak, Karen Press (Eds). Human Resources Development Review 2008, Education, Employment and Skills in South Africa, 2008
Skills Mismatch Crisis: Can We Stem the Tide?
In: Ben Turok (Ed), Wealth Doesn't Trickle Down: The Case for a Developmental State in South Africa, Cape Town: New Agenda: South African Journal of Social and Economic Policy, pp. 183-191, 2008
10. Chapter Nine: The nine commandments – a South African case study identifies roles for applied research institutions.
In: Elias T. Auk and Mohamed Ali Marouani (Eds), The policy paradox in Africa: strengthening links between economic research and policymaking, Africa World Press, Inc. International Development Research Centre, Canada. pp. 185-200, 2008
South African Market Labour Trends: An Analysis of 1995 and 1999 Labour Statistics.
In: Diversity in Africa the Coming of Age of a Continent. Kurt April and Marylou Shockley (Eds). 2007. Hampshire, Palgrave Macmillan, 2007
Introduction: Poverty and Well-Being in South Africa.Bhorat, H., Kanbur, R.
In: Haroon Bhorat and Ravi Kanbur (Eds), Poverty and Policy in Post Apartheid South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa: HSRC Press, pp. 1-17, 2006
Evolution of the Labour Market: 1995-2002.Bhorat, H., Oosthuizen, M.
In: Haroon Bhorat and Ravi Kanbur (Eds), Poverty and Policy in Post Apartheid South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa: HSRC Press, pp. 143-200, 2006
Labour, Work and the Informal Economy: Labour Supply and Demand Constraints on Employment Creation: A Microeconomic Analysis.
In: Vishnu Padayachee (Ed), The Development Decade? Economic and Social Change in South Africa, 1994-2004. Cape Town: HSRC Press. pp. 273-323. ISBN: 0-7969-2123-7, 2006
Links between Education and the Labour Market: Narrowing the Mismatch between Demand and Supply.Bhorat, H.
In: Marcus Powell (ed.), Skill Formation and Globalization. United Kingdom, Ashgate Publishing Company pp. 145-160, 2005
Labour Market Trends.Bhorat, H.
In: Trish Gibbon (Compiler), Higher Education and Development: Reflecting on the Challenges. Cape Town, CHET Publication Series, 2005
The Development Challenge in post-apartheid South African education.Bhorat, H.
In: Linda Chisholm (ed.), Changing Class: Education and Social Change in Post-Apartheid South Africa. Cape Town, HSRC Press, pp. 31-55, 2004
Employment and Labour Market Trends.Bhorat, H., McCord, A.
In: Human Resources Development Review. Education, Employment and Skills in South Africa. Research Programme on Human Resource Development, HSRC. Paarl, Paarl Print, pp. 112-141, 2003
A Universal Income Grant Scheme for South Africa: An Empirical Assessment.Bhorat, H.
In: G. Standing & M. Samson, A Basic Income Grant for South Africa. Cape Town, UCT Press, pp. 77-101, 2003
South Africa: Policy-Orientated Research on Labour Markets and Poverty.Bhorat, H.
In: L.C. Phillips & D. Seck, Fixing African Economies: Policy Research for Development. Colorado, Lynne Rienner Publishers, pp. 183-207, 2003
Introduction.Bhorat, H., Leibbrandt, M., and Van der Berg, S.
In: Bhorat, H., Leibbrandt, M., Maziya, M., Van der Berg, S., and Woolard, I. Fighting Poverty – Labour Markets and Inequality in South Africa. Cape Town: UCT Press, pp. 1-20, 2001
Understanding Contemporary Household Inequality.Bhorat, H., Leibbrandt, M., and Van der Berg, S.
In: Bhorat, H., Leibbrandt, M., Maziya, M., Van der Berg, S., and Woolard, I. Fighting Poverty – Labour Markets and Inequality in South Africa. Cape Town: UCT Press, pp. 21-39, 2001
Correlates of Vulnerability in the South African Labour Market.Bhorat, H., Leibbrandt, M.
In: Bhorat, H., Leibbrandt, M., Maziya, M., Van der Berg, S., and Woolard, I. Fighting Poverty – Labour Markets and Inequality in South Africa. Cape Town: UCT Press, pp. 74-105, 2001
Modelling Vulnerability and Low Earnings in the South African Labour Market.Bhorat, H., Leibbrandt, M.
In: Bhorat, H., Leibbrandt, M., Maziya, M., Van der Berg, S., and Woolard, I. Fighting Poverty – Labour Markets and Inequality in South Africa. Cape Town: UCT Press, pp. 107-128, 2001
Public Expenditure and Poverty Alleviation – Simulations for South Africa.Bhorat, H.
In: Bhorat, H., Leibbrandt, M., Maziya, M., Van der Berg, S., and Woolard, I. Fighting Poverty – Labour Markets and Inequality in South Africa. Cape Town: UCT Press, pp. 155-170, 2001
Poverty and the Labour Market.Bhorat, H., Torres, L., Leibbrandt, M., and Cassim, F.
In: May, J. (ed.) Poverty and Inequality in South Africa: Meeting the Challenge. Cape Town: David Philip, pp. 73-96, 2000
Understanding South Africa's Inequality.Bhorat, H., Leibbrandt, M., and Woolard, I.
In: Elbadawi, I. & Hartzenberg, T. (Eds), Development issues in South Africa. London: Macmillan, pp. 14-50, 2000
Understanding Unemployment.Bhorat, H. and Leibbrandt, M.
In: Baskin, J. (Ed), Against the Current: Labour and Economic Policy in South Africa, Ravan Press, pp. 143-164, 1996
Poverty and Policy in Post-Apartheid South Africa.Haroon Bhorat, Ravi Kanbur (eds)
Fighting Poverty: Labour Markets and Inequality in South Africa.Haroon Bhorat, Murray Leibbrandt, Muzi Maziya, Servaas van der Berg and Ingrid Woolard
The Political Economy of Monetary Policy in South Africa: Real Economy Outcomes.Bhorat, H. and Hirsch, A.
The G-20 and Central Banks in the New World of Unconventional Monetary Policy, Brookings Institute, August 2013
National Transfer Accounts South Africa Country Brief, Capturing South Africa's Demographic Dividend.Oosthuizen, M.
Changes in Income Poverty and Inequality using Household Income Data: 1995 – 2010Van der Westhuizen, C.
The Silent Success: Delivery of Public Assets Since DemocracyBhorat, H., van der Westhuizen, C. and Yu, D.
Inequality in South Africa: A Consideration of Trends: 2005 – 2010Bhorat, H., van der Westhuizen, C. and Tseng, D.
Input paper into the Budget Process, February 2013
Temporary Employment Services in South Africa: A Brief NoteBhorat, H. and van der Westhuizen, C.
Background Paper for The World Development Report, 2013
A Labor Market Overview of Zambia: A Multi-sector Model ApproachVan der Westhuizen, C.
Feasibility Study for the Establishment of BCPABhorat, H., van der Westhuizen, C. and Tseng, D.
Predicted Impacts of Expanding the Community Works Program in South Africa: An Analysis of Income Poverty & InequalityVan der Westhuizen, C. and Stanwix, B.