Markups and Concentration in South African Manufacturing Sectors

New publication in the South African Journal of Economics with Johannes Fedderke and Nicola Viegi. The result of months working with administrative tax data. Abstract: This paper uses newly available firm-level tax data to evaluate the market structure in South African manufacturing sectors in the period 2010–2012. To describe the market structure, we compute markups… Continue reading Markups and Concentration in South African Manufacturing Sectors

Why tomatoes

I had an article in the guardian yesterday about tomatoes. Lots of blowback. Apparently, people care a lot about their tomatoes. So much so that someone suggested the article was sponsored. Sorry to burst the bubble guys but it wasn’t sponsored. Another said I was opposing government policy for opposing sake, and not offering any… Continue reading Why tomatoes