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Journal Articles

2022

CO2 emissions and economic growth: Assessing the heterogeneous effects across climate regimes in Africa. Bannor, F.,Espoir, D. K., Mudiangombe, B. M., Sunge, R., & Tshitaka, J. L. M. (2022). Science of The Total Environment804, 150089.

Efficiency of South African water utilities: a double bootstrap DEA analysis . Nithammer, C. M., Mahabir, J., & Dikgang, J. (2022).  Applied Economics54(26), 3055-3073

2021

Valuation of nature-based tourism using contingent valuation survey: evidence from South Africa.  Mukanjari, S ., Ntuli,H., & Muchapondwa, E .2021. Journal of Environmental Economics and Policy

2020

Recreation demand and pricing policy for international tourists in developing countries: evidence from South Africa
Mukanjari, S., Muchapondwa. E., and Demeke E. 2020.Journal of Environmental Economics and Policy, 1-18

The implications of a fundamental contradiction in advocating randomized trials for policy
Muller, S.M., 2020.. World Development, 127, p.104831.

Intergenerational Mobility In Education: Is Africa Different?
Azomahou, T.T. and Yitbarek, E., 2020. Contemporary Economic Policy, p.e12495.

Aid, collective action and benefits to smallholders: Evaluating the World Food Program’s purchase for progress pilot
Gelo, D., Muchapondwa, E., Shimeles, A., and Dikgang, J. 2020. Food Policy.

Charting a “green path” for recovery from COVID-19
Mukanjari, S., and Sterner, T. 2020. Environmental and Resource Economics, 76 (4): 825-853

Behavioral portfolio selection and optimisation: Equities versus cryptocurrencies
Kofi, A. A. 2020. Journal of African Business, 21 (2):145-168.

Corrigendum to “Collective action and heterogeneous welfare effects: Evidence from Ethiopian villages” [World Dev. Perspect. 16 (2019) 100150]
Gelo, D., and Dikgang, J. 2020. World Development Perspectives.

2019

Teacher Pay and Educational Outcomes: Evidence from the Rural Hardship Allowance in Zambia,
Chelwa, G., Pellicer, M., and Maboshe, M. 2019.South African Journal of Economics. 87(3) 255-282

Behavioural Portfolio Selection and Optimisation: Equities versus Cryptocurrencies
Kofi, A. A. 2019. Journal of African Business. 21(2), pp.145-168

Reply to Research incentives and research output”: a caution on quantity incentives and the use of economic models for higher education
Muller, S. 2019. Higher Education.76: 1029–1049

Time-frequency analysis of behaviourally classified financial asset markets
Omane-Adjepong, M., Ababio, K.A., and Alagidede, P. 2019.Research in International Business and Finance, 50: 54-69.

Regional Integration and Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions in Africa
Wilson, M.K., and Pholo, A.B. 2019. Journal of Economic Integration, 34 (1): 109- 132.

Collective action and heterogeneous welfare effects: Evidence from Ethiopian villages
Gelo, D. and Dikgang, J. 2019 World Development Perspectives, 16

2018

Pricing electricity blackouts among South African households
Nkosi, N.P., and Dikgang, J. 2018. Journal of Commodity Markets, 11: 37-47.

Effect of marine protected areas and macroeconomic environment on meat consumption in SEAFO countries
Simo-Kengne, B.D., Dikgang, J. and Ofstad, S.P. 2018. Agricultural and Food Economics, 6 (1).

2017

The determination of park fees in support of benefit sharing in Southern Africa
Dikgang, J., and Muchapondwa, E., 2017. Tourism Economics, 23 (6): 1165-1183.

Securing benefits for local communities from international visitors to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Dikgang, J., Muchapondwa, E. and Stage, J. 2017. Tourism Economics, 23 (8): 1553-1567.

Local communities’ valuation of environmental amenities around the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in Southern Africa
Dikgang, J., and Muchapondwa, E. 2017. Journal of Environmental Economics and Policy, 6 (2): 168-182.

2016

Books/ Book Chapters

The Palgrave Handbook on Agricultural and Rural Development in Africa.
Kilimani, N., Nnyanzi, J.B., Okumu, M., and Bbaale, E. 2020. “Agricultural productivity and household welfare in Uganda: Examining the relevance of agricultural improvement interventions” in Kilimani, N., Nnyanzi, J.B., Okumu, M., and Bbaale, E (eds), E. S. Osabuohien.

Development and sustainable Growth of Mauritius,
Tang, V., Tregenna, F., and Dikgang, J. 2019. “Trade openness and economic growth in Mauritius” in Tang, V.T., Shaw, T.M., and Holden, M.G. (eds), Palgrave Macmillan, Switzerland, pp. 69-104.

Working Papers

Interdependence between research and development, climate variability and agricultural production: evidence from sub-Saharan Africa
Bannor F., Dikgang, J,. and Kutela,D.G .2021. MPRA Paper No 105697.

Charging for plastic bags as an effective nudging policy
Ravat, Z., Mahabir, J, and Dikgang, J. 2019. EfD Discussion Paper Series 19-22

Impact of Credit and Training on Enterprise Performance: Evidence from Urban Ethiopia
Abdelkrim, A., Yesuf, A., Jonse, B., Girma, H., Ajebush, S., Yitbarek, E., and Zerihun., M.F. 2019.Partnership for Economic Policy 2019-13

Teacher Pay and Education Outcomes: Evidence from the Rural Hardship Allowance in Zambia
Chelwa, G., Pellicer, M., and Maboshe, M. ERSA working paper 764

The link between response time and choices in choice experiments
Murwirapachena, G., and Dikgang, J. 2019. EfD Discussion Paper Series 19-23.

Welfare effect and elite capture in agricultural cooperatives intervention: Evidence from Ethiopian villages
Kutela, D.G., Muchapondwa, E., Shimeles, A., and Dikgang, J. 2019. IZA Discussion Papers, No. 12495

Market Potential, Agglomeration Effects, and the Location of French Firms in Africa
Pholo, A., Tenikue., M and Nafari., B. 2019. ERSA working paper 774

Efficiency of South African water utilities: A double bootstrap DEA analysis
Samkange, C., Mahabir, J, and Dikgang, J. 2019. ERSA Working Paper No. 794

The effects of presentation formats in choice experiments
Murwirapachena, G., and Dikgang, J. 2019. ERSA Working Paper No. 803.

Efficiency in South African water utilities: A comparison of estimates from DEA, SFA, and StoNED
Murwirapachena, G., Mahabir, J., Mulwa, R., and Dikgang, J. 2019. ERSA Working Paper No. 780.

An empirical examination of reducing status quo bias in heterogeneous populations: evidence from the South African water sector
Murwirapachena, G., and Dikgang, J, 2018

Do markets trump politics? Fossil fuel market reactions to the Paris Agreement and the 2016 US election
Mukanjari, S. and Sterner, T. 2018. RFF Working Paper 18-24.

Recreation demand and optimal pricing for international visitors to Kruger National Park
Mukanjari, S., Muchapondwa, E., and Demeke, E. 2018. ERSA Working Paper No. 743

Policy Briefs

Combining credit and training to support micro and small enterprises in Ethiopia
Abdelkrim, A., Yesuf, A., Jonse, B., Girma, H., Ajebush, S., Yitbarek, E., Zerihun, M.F., and Shafi, A. Policy Brief. No. 191, March 2019.

Efficiency in South African water utilities: a comparison of estimates from DEA, SFA, and StoNED
Murwirapachena, G., Mahabir, J., Mulwa, R., and Dikgang, J. 2019. ERSA Research Brief 19

Reports

Insight into setting sustainable water tariffs in South Africa. Pretoria, South Africa
Dikgang, J., Murwirapachena, G., Mgwele, A., Girma, H.M., Simo-Kengne, B., Mahabir, J., Maboshe, M., Kutela, D.G., and Mukanjari, S