J. W. Fedderke

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South Africa has undergone a remarkable transformation since its democratic transition in 1994, but economic growth and employment generation have been disappointing. Most worryingly, unemployment is currently among the highest in the world. While the proximate cause of high unemployment is that prevailing wages levels are too high, the deeper cause lies(More)
This paper applies current theory concerning the impact of irreversibility of investment, in order to test for the impact of uncertainty on investment expenditure for a middle income country. The contribution of the paper is unique in two respects. First, it employs dynamic heterogeneous panel estimation techniques not previously applied to investment(More)
This paper examines the strength of association between the outcomes of National Research Foundation (NRF) peer review based rating mechanisms, and a range of objective measures of performance of researchers. The analysis is conducted on 1932 scholars that have received an NRF rating or an NRF research chair. We find that on average scholars with higher NRF(More)
This paper examines whether endogenous growth processes can be found in middle income country contexts. Estimation proceeds by means of dynamic heterogeneous panel analysis. Empirical evidence …nds in favour of both knowledge spill-over e¤ects, and of positive impacts on total factor productivty growth by Schumpeterian innovative activity. A crucial …nding(More)
Recent cross sectional growth studies have found that ethnolinguistic fractionalization is an important explanatory variable of long-run growth performance. In presenting variation over time in a number of social, political and economic dimensions, this paper adds longitudinal evidence on a range of variables that have been linked to long run economic(More)
This paper is a result of a wider policy research and knowledge work on growth and jobs issues in South Africa, which the World Bank promotes in collaboration with leading South African researchers. The objective is to contribute to major economic and policy issues facing South Africa as it embarks on the second decade of its democratic transition. The(More)
A retrospective analysis of survival time of 348 patients with liver metastases indicates that both the extent of liver enlargement and also its increased firmness and changes at its surface are easily obtainable findings of prognostic value. In the presence of liver metastases there is a significant correlation between median life expectancy and size of(More)
We examine a two country aid model with performance intensive aid. The aid budget is determined by a donor country legislature, but allocated by a donor agency in terms of a performance criterion of its choice. Five sources of slippage in policy delivery are introduced. The donor agency observes the true performance of the aid recipient with error. The(More)
Crime in South Africa is high and widely believed to restrain investment. Nevertheless, both the mechanisms through which crime constrains growth and the actions that might be taken to loosen its grip are poorly understood. In light of the limited knowledge in the field and the limited capacity of criminal justice institutions, this paper proposes focusing(More)
This paper is a result of a wider policy research and knowledge work on growth and jobs issues in South Africa, which the Bank promotes in collaboration with leading South African researchers. The objective is to contribute to major economic and policy issues facing South Africa as it embarks on the second decade of its democratic transition. These issues(More)
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