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Advances in African Economic, Social and Political Development

Business Cycles and Structural Change in South Africa

An Integrated View

Editors: Boshoff, Willem (Ed.)

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  • Studies the South African business cycle and its links to structural change in the economy
  • Links up with the common approach of policymakers
  • Introduces new approaches to measuring phases of business cycles
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This book investigates the South African business cycle and its links to structural change in the economy. Against the backdrop of the democratic transition in 1994 and the global financial crisis, the authors study how business cycles in South Africa have changed and how cycles are related to key developments in the financial markets, international trade and business sentiment in the country. By focusing on peaks and troughs in economic activity – so-called ‘turning-point cycles’ – the book links up with the common approach of international policymakers to studying fluctuations in economic activity. The authors also introduce new approaches to measuring phases of the business cycle (to understand slow recoveries after the global crisis), provide comprehensive descriptions to complement quantitative analyses, and utilize new data sources that allow the measurement of economic activity over longer periods. As such, the book provides the first integrated overview of business cycles in an emerging market, providing academics and policymakers with a better understanding of the measurement challenges and drivers of the cycle. 

About the authors

Willem Boshoff is an economist at Stellenbosch University, South Africa, where he is an Associate Professor of Economics and the Director of the Centre for Competition Law and Economics. He teaches macroeconomics, time-series analysis and industrial organization. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Stellenbosch University and has published on South African business and financial cycles, cycles in collusion, and statistical applications to competition policy problems. Prof. Boshoff is editor of the Journal for Studies in Economics and Econometrics and is a National Research Foundation ‘rated’ researcher.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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eBook $109.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Business Cycles and Structural Change in South Africa
Book Subtitle
An Integrated View
Editors
  • Willem Boshoff
Series Title
Advances in African Economic, Social and Political Development
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-35754-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-35754-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-35753-5
Series ISSN
2198-7262
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 292
Number of Illustrations
25 b/w illustrations, 62 illustrations in colour
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