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Mr Jugal Mahabir

Mr Jugal Mahabir
School of Economics Academic Staff; PEERC
Lecturer and Deputy Director of the Public and Environmental Economics Research Centre (PEERC)

Contact Details
H Black 5 / H Block
+27(0)11 559 1269/1432
Bunting Road


Highest qualification​MCom
  
​Lecturing: Modules with short description​Economics 3D (Public Economics)

National and Local Government Finance (Honours Public Economics)

Labour Economics (Honours)
Field(s) of researchPublic Economics

Fiscal Policy

Fiscal Decentralisation

Labour Economics

 
  
List of publications

 

 

 

 
Articles

 

Mahabir, J. (2012). The Process of Reviewing the Local Government Equitable Share Formula. Local Government Bulletin, 14(2): 15-16

 

Mahabir, J. (2012). Towards a New Local Government Equitable Share Formula: Progress in the Review Process. Local Government Bulletin, 14(4): 13-14

 

Mahabir, J. (2014). Quantifying Inefficient Expenditure in Local Government: A Free Disposable Hull Analysis of a Sample of South African Municipalities. South African Journal of Economics. 82 (4): 493-517.

 

Maisonnave, H., Mahabir, J., Chitiga, M. & Mabugu, R. (2010). The Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on Sub-National Government – Lessons from the Free State Province in South Africa. Journal of Economic and Financial Sciences. (Forthcoming)

 

 

Working Papers

 

Maisonnave, H., Mahabir, J., Chitiga, M. & Mabugu, R. (2010), The Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on Sub-National Government – Lessons from the Free State Province in South Africa, Working Paper 201012, University of Pretoria. (Contribution – 30%).

 

Contribution to Books/Technical Papers

 

Mahabir, J. (2010). An Assessment and Review of the South African Local Government Equitable Share Formula. Chapter 5 in the Technical Report to the Annual Submission on the 2011/12 Division of Revenue, Financial and Fiscal Commission, Midrand, South Africa

 

Mahabir, J. (2011). Measuring the Efficiency of Local Government Expenditure. Chapter 8 in the Technical Report to the Annual Submission on the 2012/13 Division of Revenue, Financial and Fiscal Commission, Midrand, South Africa

 

Mahabir, J. (2011). Estimating the Factors that Impact on Municipal Expenditures. Chapter 7 in the Technical Report to the Annual Submission on the 2012/13 Division of Revenue, Financial and Fiscal Commission, Midrand, South Africa.

 
Mahabir, J. & Vacu, N. (2013). Understanding the Dynamics of Rural Tax Bases and its Influencing Factors. Chapter 7 in the Technical Report to the Annual Submission on the 2014/15 Division of Revenue, Financial and Fiscal Commission, Midrand, South Africa.

 

Mahabir, J. & Mabena, N. (2014). Identifying the Funding Constraints in Municipal Capital Investments. Chapter 9 in the Technical Report to the Annual Submission on the 2015/16 Division of Revenue, Financial and Fiscal Commission, Midrand, South Africa.

 

Khumalo, B, Dawood, G & Mahabir, J. (2016). South Africa's Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations System. Chapter 10 in Kenyan-South African Dialogue on Devolution. Steytler, N and Ghai, Y (Eds). Juta

 

CONFERENCES:

 

Mahabir, J. (2011). Quantifying the Efficiency of Local Government Expenditure – A Free Disposable Hull Analysis of a Sample of South African Municipalities. Presented at the 4th Annual SPMA International Conference at the University of Pretoria - 2011

 

Mahabir, J. (2011). Estimating the Impacts of Population Density, Migration and Economies of Scales on the Provision of Municipal Services. Presented at the 2011 Economics Society of South Africa (ESSA) conference, University of Stellenbosch.

 

Mahabir, J. and Peters, S. (2012). Are there Efficiency Gains in Outsourcing Municipal Services? Presented at the 2012 African Econometric Society Annual Conference in Uganda

 

Mahabir, J. (2012). Estimating the Tax Potential of Municipal Property Rates in South Africa. Presented at the Economic Research Southern Africa Public Economics Workshop in Polokwane – November 2012.
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