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Bala, S., Blaauw, D., Christian, C. & Yu, D. (2023). Identifying the prospects of decent job creation along the value chain of plastic recycling. Development Southern Africa. 40(3): 507-524.

Chivige, T. & Sheefeni, J.P.S. (2023). Foreign exchange rate and inflation in Zimbabwe: 2009-2019. Focus on Research in Contemporary Economics. 3(2): 415-438.

Fondling, J., Murozvi, S., Yu, D. & Mtshali, N. (2023). Investigating volunteering activities in South Africa. Development Southern Africa. 40(5): 979-996.

Hlongwane, T. & Sheefeni, J.P.S. (2023). Assessing the impact of monetary policy shocks on financial stability in South Africa. Journal of Public Administration, Finance and Law. 20(29): 222-237. 
Jackson, S. & Yu, D. (2023). Re-examining the multidimensional poverty index of South Africa. Social Indicators Research. 166(1): 1-25.

Kalumbu, S.A., Sheefeni, J.P.S. & De Beer, J. (2023). Analysing the Relationship between the Stock Market and Macroeconomic Activities in Namibia. African Journal of Business and Economic Research. 18(1): 123-141.

Mahalika, R., Matsebula, V. & Yu, D. (2023). Investigating the relationship between financial inclusion and poverty in South Africa. Development Southern Africa. 40(1): 109-132.

Makeleni, M. & Sheefeni, J.P.S. (2023). Economic growth and the insurance sector in South Africa. Toda-Yamamoto. Modern Economics. 38(2): 76-83.

Mali, K. & Sheefeni, J.P.S. (2023). Austerity Measures, Infrastructure and Economic Development in South Africa 1996-2019. Organizations and Markets in Emerging Economies. 14(1): 56-82.

Mpuku, F. & Mpundu M. (2023). Analysis of Portfolio Investment Among Individual Investors in Zambia: A Micro-Focus on the Lusaka Securities Exchange. Pakistan Journal of Applied Economics. 33 (2): 119-131.
Muyunda, L. & Mpundu M. (2023). Mapping the Regulatory Framework for Telemedicine in Zambia: A Content Analysis. International Journal of Membrane Science and Technology. 10(3): 3445-61. 
Namamdje, T.N. & Sheefeni, J.P.S. (2023). Embedding Behavioral Insights into COVID-19 Policy: Responses that are relevant for Namibia and Africa. Interdisciplinary Journal of Economics and Business Law. 12(1): 67-78.

Nackerdien, F. & Yu, D. (2023). Defining and measuring time poverty in South Africa. Development Southern Africa. 40(3): 560-579.

Seleka, G.G. & Mpundu M. (2023). Transcending Borders: Unpacking E-Commerce Adoption in Botswana and Its Implications for Other Developing Economies. International Journal of eBusiness and eGovernment Studies. 15(2): 283-299.  

Yangailo, T. & Mpundu, M. (2023). Identifying research gaps in literature related to studies of strategic planning on competitive advantage: A systematic review of literature. International Journal of Applied Research in Business and Management. 4(2): 47-70.

Yu, D. (2023). Revisiting the COVID-19 Vulnerability Index in South Africa. Development Southern Africa. 40(1): 91-108.

Yu, D., Botha, J. & Nackerdien, F. (2023). Examining the South African labour market during the COVID-19 lockdown period. Development Southern Africa. 40(6): 1343-1364.

Yu, D., Swanepoel, C., Sims, D. & Anciano, F. (2023). Do assessment loads affect student success? An investigation at an Economics Department at the undergraduate level. South African Journal of Higher Education. 37(5): 237-259.

 

  • Burger, R., Christian, C., English, R., Maughan-Brown, B. & Rossouw, L. (2022). Predictors of mask-wearing during the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic: Evidence from South Africa. Translational Behavioral Medicine. 12(1): ibab132.
  • Christian, C. & Rossouw, L. (2022). Scoping review of the impact of coronavirus disease 2019 on unplanned pregnancy. African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine. 14(1): 8.
  • Dos Reis, K., Swanepoel, C., Yu, D. & Anciano, F. (2022). Exploring the alignment of first-year summative assessments with Bloom’s Taxonomy: a longitudinal study. South African Journal of Higher Education. 36(5): 37-57.
  • Hlongwane, T. & Sheefeni, J. (2022). Examining the effect of financial markets shocks on financial stability in South Africa. International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues. 12(6): 30-37.
  • Makeleni, M. & Sheefeni, J. (2022). Life insurance and economic growth in South Africa. Economia Internazionale/International Economics. 75(2): 213-240.
  • Matsebula , V. & Sheefeni , J. (2022). An analysis of the relationship between financial inclusion and financial stability in South Africa. Global Journal of Economics and Business. 12(5): 637-648.
  • Matsebula, V. & Sheefeni, J. (2022). Financial inclusion and macroeconomic stability in South Africa. International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues. 12(4): 56-64.
  • Nackerdien, F. & Yu, D. (2022). Examining time use patterns in South Africa, 2000-2010. Development Southern Africa. 39(6): 856-886.
  • Ndaba, N., Sheefeni, J. & Yu, D. (2022). Investigating the relationship between financial inclusion and financial health in South Africa. Journal of Economic and Financial Sciences. 15(1): a714.
  • Wakefield, H., Yu, D. & Swanepoel, C. (2022). Revisiting transitory and chronic unemployment in South Africa. Development Southern Africa. 39(2): 87-107.
  • Williams, B., Dos Reis, K. & Yu, D. (2022). Exploring the influence of students’ Matric Accounting knowledge on the successful completion of a BCom Accounting mainstream degree: A comparative study at a university in the Western Cape. South African Journal of Higher Education. 36(2): 280-296.
  • Yu, D. (2022). The impact of international migration on skills supply and demand in South Africa. African Human Mobility Journal. 8(2): 9-41.

  • Blaauw, D., Yu, D. & Schenck, D. (2021). COVID-19 and day labourers in the South African economy: The impact on their lives and livelihoods. Tydskrif vir Geesteswetenskappe. 61(4-2): 1-16.
  • Blaauw, D., Yu, D. & Schenck, C. (2021). Reflecting on provincial inequality among the informally wage employed in South Africa – implications for the impact of exogenous shocks on lives and livelihoods. Journal of Social Development in Africa. 36(1): 55-92.
  • Hompashe, D.M.D., Gerdtham, U.G., Christian, C., Smith, A. & Burger, R. (2021). ‘The nurse did not even greet me’: how informed versus non-informed patients evaluate health systems responsiveness in South Africa. BMG Global Health. 6(4).
  • Köhler, T., English, R. & Christian, C. (2021). Trends in COVID-19 public health intervention adherence and vaccine hesitancy in South Africa: 2020-2021. South African Health Review. 2021(1): 274-285.
  • Mash, R., Christian, C. & Chigwanda, R.V. (2021). Alternative mechanisms for delivery of medication in South Africa: A scoping review. South African Family Practice. 63(1).
  • Swanepoel, C. & Fliers, P.T. (2021). The fuel of unparalleled recovery: Monetary policy in South Africa between 1925-1936. Economic History of Developing Regions. 36(2): 213-244.
  • Swanepoel, C. & Graham, A. (2021). Banking on family: What was the role of family in the establishment of banks in 19th-century South Africa? Journal of Southern African Studies. 47(3): 455-472.
  • Swanepoel, C., Yu, D. & Beukes, R. (2021). Investigating factors influencing class attendance and performance of first-year Economics students. South African Journal of Higher Education. 35(4): 272-294.
  • Undji, V., Nakambo, R. & Sheefeni, J. (2021). The effect of health on economic growth in Namibia. African Journal of Business and Economic Research. 16(4): 53-78.

  • Burger, R., Christian, C., Gerdtham, U.G., Haal, K., Hompashe, D.M., Smith, A. & Schutte, A.E. (2020). Use of simulated patients to assess hypertension case management at public healthcare facilities in South Africa. Journal of Hypertension. 38(2): 362-367.
  • Chireshe, J. & Ocran, M. (2020). Financial Development and Health Outcomes in Sub-Saharan African Countries. Journal of Developing Areas. 54(3).
  • Chireshe, J. & Ocran, M. (2020). Financial development and health care expenditure in sub-Saharan Africa countries. Cogent Economics & Finance. 8(1).
  • Feder, J. & Yu, D. (2020). Employed yet poor: Low-wage employment and working poverty in South Africa. Development Southern Africa. 37(3): 363-381.
  • Jaiyeola, A. & Bayat, A. (2020). Status of Living Standards in Nigeria between 2010 and 2013. Journal of Poverty. 24(1): 45-71.
  • Jaiyeola, A. & Bayat, A. (2020). Assessment of trends in income poverty in Nigeria from 2010-2013: an analysis based on the Nigeria General Household Survey. Journal of Poverty. 24(3): 185-202.
  • Kleinhans, J. & Yu, D. (2020). The impact of inter-provincial migration on the labour market outcomes in two developed provinces in South Africa. African Human Mobility Review. 6(2): 25-57.
  • Matsebula, V. & Yu, D. (2020). An analysis of financial inclusion in South Africa. African Review of Economics and Finance. 12(1): 171-202.
  • Sheefeni, J. (2020). Money channel of monetary transmission in Namibia. Economia Internazionale. 73(1): 131-150.
  • Yu, D. (2020). Employment quality index for the South African labour market. Development Southern Africa. 37(2): 276-294.

  • Andreas, A. & Sheefeni, J.P.S. (2019). Examining the Causal Relationship between Private Sector Credit Extended and Economic Growth in Namibia. Journal of Economics and Behavioural Studies. 11(2): 23-29.
  • Chengo, M. & Sheefeni, J.P.S. (2019). Assessing Debt Sustainability in Zambia. Interdisciplinary Journal of Economics and Business Law. 8(3): 79-92.
  • Christian, C., Burger, B., Claassens, C., Bond, V. & Burger, R. (2019). Patient predictors of health-seeking behaviour for persons coughing for more than two weeks in high-burden tuberculosis communities: the case of the Western Cape, South Africa. BMC Health Services Research. 19(1): 160.
  • Cilliers, J., Fourie, J. & Swanepoel, C. (2019). ‘Unobstrusively into the ranks of colonial society’: intergenerational wealth mobility in the Cape Colony over the eighteenth century. Economic History of Developing Regions. 34(1): 48-71.
  • Fransman, T. & Yu, D. (2019). Multidimensional poverty in South Africa, 2011-16. Development Southern Africa. 36(1): 50-79.
  • Mungai, K. & Bayat, A. (2019). An overview of trends in depressive symptoms in South Africa. South African Journal of Psychology. 49(4): 518-535.
  • Nackerdien, F. & Yu, D. (2019). A panel data analysis of the formal-informal sector labour market linkages in South Africa. Development Southern Africa. 36(3): 329-350.
  • Sheefeni, J.P.S., Shikongo, A., Kakujaha, O. & Kaulihowa, T. (2019). Revenue Productivity of the Tax System in Namibia: Tax Buoyancy Estimation Approach. Journal of Economics and Behavioural Studies. 11(2): 112-119.

  • Burger, R., & Christian, C. (2018). Access to health care in post-apartheid South Africa: Availability, affordability, acceptability. Health Economics, Policy and Law. 12:1-13.
  • Christian, C.S., Gerdtham, U.G., Hompashe, D., Smith, A. & Burger, R. (2018). Measuring Quality Gaps in TB Screening in South Africa Using Standardised Patient Analysis. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 15(4): 729
  • Dos Reis, K. & Yu, D. (2018). Peer mentoring as a catalyst to enhance first year Economics students’ academic performance. South African Journal of Higher Education. 32(6): 234-250.
  • Fredericks, F. & Yu, D. (2018). Examining employment discrimination in South Africa, 1997-2015. Development Southern Africa. 35(4): 527-553.
  • Mbeha, D. & Sheefeni, J.P.S. (2018). An Analysis of Foreign Exchange Reserve Adequacy: The Case of Namibia. Interdisciplinary Journal of Economics and Business Law. 7(3): 8-22.
  • Mungai, K. & Bayat, A. (2018). High-functioning depression among women in South Africa: an exploratory study. Journal of Psychology in Africa. 28(5): 411-415.
  • Swanepoel, C. & Fourie, J. (2018). Why local context matters: de jure and de facto property rights in colonial South Africa. Journal of Studies for Economics and Econometrics. 42(2): 36-60.
  • Swanepoel, C. & Fourie, J. (2018). ‘Impending ruin’ or ‘remarkable wealth’? The role of private credit markets in the eighteenth-century Cape Colony. Journal of Southern Africa Studies. 44(1): 7-25.

  • Beukes, R., Fransman, T., Murozvi, S. & Yu, D. (2017). Underemployment in South Africa. Development Southern Africa. 34(1): 33-55.
  • Beukes, R., Jansen, A., Moses, M. & Yu, D. (2017). Exploring the eligibility criteria of the Child Support Grant and its impact on poverty. Social Indicators Research. 134(2): 511-529.
  • Burger, R., Van der Berg, S., Van der Walt, S. & Yu, D. (2017). The long walk: considering the enduring spatial and racial dimensions of deprivation two decades after the fall of apartheid. Social Indicators Research. 130(3): 1101-1123.
  • Manda, S. & Ocran, M. (2017). Monetary policy transmission mechanism in Namibia: a Bayesian VAR approach. Journal of Economic and Financial Sciences. 10(3): 541-565.
  • Sheefeni, J.P.S. (2017). Monetary Policy Transmission Mechanism in Namibia: A Bayesian VAR Approach. Journal of Economics and Behavioral Studies. 9(5): 169-184.
  • Yu, D., Kasongo, A. & Moses, M. (2017). Examining the performance of the South Africa economics departments, 2005-2014. South African Journal of Economics. 85(1): 138-158.

  • Bhorat, H., Cassim, A., Kanbur, R., Stanwix, B. & Yu, D. (2016). Minimum wages and youth: the case of South Africa. Journal of African Economics. 25(S1): i61-i102.
  • Festus, L., Kasongo, A., Moses, M. & Yu, D.. (2016). The South African labour market, 1995-2015. Development Southern Africa. 33(5): 579-599.
  • Makaudze, E. (2016). Measuring willingness-to-pay for water and sanitation by people living with HIV and AIDs in South Africa. Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development. 6(1): 161-169.
  • Piper, L. & Yu, D. (2016). Deconstructing ‘the foreign’: The limits of citizenship for explaining price competition in the spaza sector in South Africa. Development Southern Africa. 33(5): 658-676.
  • Schreiber, B. & Yu, D. (2016).  Exploring student engagement practices at a South African university: student engagement as a reliable predictor of academic performance. South African Journal of Higher Education. 30(5): 157-175.
  • Yu, D. (2016). Factors affecting the comparability of poverty estimates across household surveys. Development Southern Africa. 33(2): 145-165.

  • Adams, C., Beukes, R., Jansen, A. & Yu, D. (2015). Public assets and services delivery in South Africa: is it really a success? Development Southern Africa. 32(6): 697-710.
  • Bayat, A., Louw, W. & Rena, R. (2015). Typologies of under-performing schools: evidence from the Western Cape province of South Africa. International Journal of Education Economics and Development. 6(3): 183-207.
  • Jansen, A., Moses, M., Mujuta, S. & Yu, D. (2015).  Measurements and determinants of multifaceted poverty in South Africa. Development Southern Africa. 32(2): 151-169.

  • Bayat, A., Louw, W. & Rena, R. (2014). Investigating the confluence of factors impacting on under-performance at selected secondary schools in the Western Cape, South Africa. International Journal of Education Science. 7(1): 41-55.
  • Bayat, A., Louw, W. & Rena, R. (2014). The impact of socio-economic factors on the performance of selected high school learners in the Western Cape, South Africa. Journal of Human Ecology. 45(3): 183-196.
  • Bayat, A., Louw, W. & Rena, R. (2014). Is the governing body a determining factor in the under-performance of secondary schools in the Western Cape, South Africa. Africa Review. 6(2): 123-137.
  • Makaudze, E. (2014). Assessing the economic value of El Nino-based seasonal climate forecasts for smallholder farmers in Zimbabwe. Meteorological Applications. 21(3): 535-544.

  • Jansen, A., Stoltz, B. & Yu, D. (2013). Improving the targeting of zero-rated basic foodstuffs under VAT in South Africa – an exploratory analysis. Studies in Economics and Econometrics. 37(3): 87-104.
  • Yu, D. (2013). Revisiting unemployment levels and trends in South Africa since the transition. Development Southern Africa. 30(6): 701-723.
  • Yu, D. (2013). Youth unemployment in South African revisited. Development Southern Africa. 30(4-5): 545-563.

  • Christian, C. & Crisp, N. (2012). Management in the South African public health sector: An x-inefficiency perspective. Development Southern Africa. 29(5): 725-737.
  • Jacobs, P. & Makaudze, E. (2012). Understanding rural livelihoods in the West Coast, South Africa. Development Southern Africa. 29(4): 574-587.
  • Yu, D. (2012). Defining and measuring informal employment in South Africa. Development Southern Africa. 29(1): 157-175.

  • Dlomo, Z., Jansen, A., Moses, M. & Yu, D.. (2011). Investigating the significance of the 2008 Matric curriculum on first-year Economics performance. South African Journal of Higher Education. 25(4): 696-709.
  • Donfouet, H.P., Makaudze, E., Mahieu, P.A. & Malin, E. (2011). The determinants of the willingness-to-pay for community-based prepayment scheme in rural Cameroon. International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics. 11(3): 209-220.

  • Makaudze, E. (2010). Catastrophic drought insurance based on the remotely sensed normalised difference vegetation index for smallholder farmers in Zimbabwe. Agrekon. 49(4): 418-432.

Research Books

  • Ocran, M. (2019). Economic development in the twenty-first century: lessons for Africa throughout history. Johannesburg: Palgrave MacMillan. (412 pages).

  • Yu, D. (with Roos, P.) (2018). Frans Barker’s the South African labour market. Pretoria: Van Schaik Publishers. (362 pages).

Research Book Chapters

  • Bhorat, H., Oosthuizen, M., Kachingwe, N. & Yu, D. (2022). Understanding growth-income inequality interactions in Zambia. In Cheelo, C., Hinfelaar, M. & Ndulo, M. (Ed), Inequality in Zambia. Oxfordshire: Routledge: 120-178.
  • Ocran, M., Sheefeni, J. & Oduro-Afriyie, E. (2022). Chapter 2: Inflation, interest rates, and exchange Rates in Africa. In Abor, J.Y. & Adjasi, C.K.D. (Eds.), The Economics of Banking and Finance in Africa. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan: 23-59.

  • Habte, A., Visser, K. & Ocran, O. (2017). The impact of microfinance on household livelihoods: evidence from rural Eritrea. In Biekpe, N., Cassimon, D. & Mullineux, A.W. (Eds.), Development Finance. London: Palgrave Macmillan: 73-107.

Book Reviews

  • Christian, C. (2012). Exploring ways to improve health system performance in developing countries. Development Southern Africa. 29(5): 767-769.

Editorial

  • Wiseman, V., Lagarde, M., Kovacs, R., Wulandari, L.P.L., Powell-Jackson, T., King, J., Goodman, C., Hanson, K., Miller, R., Xu, D., Liveran, M., Yeung, S., Hompashe, D., Khan, M., Burger, R., Christian, C.S. & Blaauw, D. (2019). Using unannounced standardised patients to obtain data on quality of care in low-income and middle-income countries: key challenges and opportunities. BMJ Global Health. 4(5): 1-3.