• Saving and wealth in the context of extreme inequality 

      Orthofer, Anna Franziska (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2017-12)
      ENGLISH SUMMARY : Saving and wealth are important determinants for the wellbeing of individual households and the development of whole economies. Unlike flow variables like income and consumption, however, balance sheet ...
    • The extension of existing data and methods to measure poverty and mobility in data-poor, agrarian Sub-Saharan Africa 

      Ferreira, Thomas (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2017-12)
      ENGLISH SUMMARY : In sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), poverty rates have declined, but the absolute number of poor has increased (Beegle et al., 2016). The poor are disproportionately found in rural households which practise ...
    • Essays on the credit cycle 

      Garbers, Christoph Friedrich (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2017-12)
      ENGLISH SUMMARY : The global experience of the last three decades illustrated the influence that credit markets impart on economic outcomes, culminating in the shift of the macroeconomic consensus to a new perspective where ...
    • Essays on industrial dynamics: evidence from Swaziland 

      Mhlanga, Samuel Vika (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2017-12)
      ENGLISH SUMMARY : This thesis is completely based on a unique and rich establishment-level panel dataset that has never been used before provided by the Central Statistical Office (CSO) of Swaziland to study industrial ...