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The economy-wide effects of price-reducing reforms in infrastructure industries in South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2006-11-03 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-20T07:43:24Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-20T07:43:24Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/6411
dc.description February en
dc.description.abstract Prices of infrastructure services in South Africa may be higher than in other countries because of imperfect competition, because of non-tariff barriers to trade or because of inefficiencies in production. A static CGE model is used to analyse the economywide effects of reducing plausible estimates of high prices from each of these causes in telecommunications and transport. Demand for labour is found to rise significantly. Indirect effects mean that some non-reforming sectors are affected more than the reforming sectors. Income distribution is changed, with poorest and richest households benefiting more than middle income ones. The effect of the three reforms together is generally greater than the sum of their impacts taken separately. A bottleneck in supplies of high skilled labour not only reduces the level of the impact but also changes its sectoral and household composition. en
dc.format.medium Intranet en
dc.subject INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT en
dc.subject CGE MODEL en
dc.subject SERVICES SECTOR en
dc.title The economy-wide effects of price-reducing reforms in infrastructure industries in South Africa en
dc.type Research report-other en
dc.BudgetYear 2005/06 en
dc.ResearchGroup Centre for Poverty, Employment and Growth en
dc.ArchiveNumber 4230 en
dc.URL http://ktree.hsrc.ac.za/doc_read_all.php?docid=1314 en
dc.outputnumber 2778 en
dc.bibliographictitle Davies, R. & van Seventer, D.E.N. (2006) The economy-wide effects of price-reducing reforms in infrastructure industries in South Africa. (February). en
dc.publicationyear 2006 en
dc.contributor.author1 Davies, R. en
dc.contributor.author2 van Seventer, D.E.N. en


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