The Economics of Tobacco Control Project (ECTP) aimed to expand current research efforts in the economics of tobacco control and to enhance the knowledge of economic and tax issues among tobacco control advocates and policymakers to strengthen support for tobacco tax and price increases in sub-Saharan Africa. Since July 2019 it has become an independent URC-accredited research unit, called Research Unit on the Economics of Excisable Products (REEP).
Most land reforms occur during epochs of social strife and political upheaval, and in countries where land reforms are undertaken during periods of relative normality, participation by the beneficiaries is often selective. How does one go about isolating the impact of land transfers using non-experimental data?
This project for the Department of Social Development evaluated the merits of a wage subsidy programme to promote employment in SA. A primary intention was to provide a framework that could be used to evaluate the appropriateness of wage subsidy schemes and the design and practical implementation of a wage subsidy programme in SA.