Marianne Matthee

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This paper provides empirical evidence on the relationship between exports, and in particular export diversity, and regional growth in a developing country context. Using export data for 19 sectors from 354 subnational (magisterial) districts of South Africa, we construct various measures of subnational export diversity. We find that it is not only how much(More)
In this paper, the question of the location of exporters of manufactured goods within a country is investigated. Based on insights from new trade theory, the new economic geography (NEG) and gravity-equation modelling, an empirical model is specified with agglomeration and increasing returns (the home market effect) and transport costs (proxied by distance)(More)
This paper provides empirical evidence on the location of export-oriented manufacturing firms in Africa (South Africa), and on how the patterns of location has changed over the past decade after the country embarked on trade liberalization. It is found that (a) the proximity to a port is an important consideration in most exportoriented manufacturing firms’(More)
This paper provides empirical evidence on the relationship between exports, and in particular export diversity, and spatial inequality in a developing country context. Using export data from19 sectors within 354 sub-national (magisterial) districts of South Africa, various measures of subnational export diversity are constructed. It is found that it is not(More)