The Impact of Exchange Rate Movements on Employment: The Economy-wide Effect of Rand Appreciation

Description

This review will first look at those studies that analyze the relationship between exchange rate volatility and trade. The rationale for the latter is that, since labour demand in most cases is a derived demand any changes that affect the relative prices
of imports and exports and their output will also have an impact on a given sectors demand of the factors it uses. It should also be noted that the exchange rate volatility question is presumably separable in theory from the exchange rate level question, though since changes in exchange rate constitute a form of volatility, they may be
looked at together.

The purpose of the study was:
• To analyse the possible impact of an appreciation of the Rand on
employment; and
• To assess how different sectors of the economy were affected by a mineral induced appreciation of the currency.

Information

Evaluation Number:
28
Score:
4.0
Report Approval:
01 July 2006
Published:
08 February 2013
Initiated By:
Human Sciences Research Council
Undertaken By:
Mr Stewart Ngandu
Evaluation Period:
2006
Evaluation Area:
Economic planning and development
Trade, industry, enterprises
National Outcome:
National Outcome 4: Decent employment through inclusive economic growth.
Commissioned By:
Evaluation Type:
Diagnostic
Evaluation Subject:
Sector
Geographic Scope:
National

Evaluation Documents

File Name
28 EQAT 20130320 sh_mb.pdf
4264_Ngandu_Impactofexchangeratemovements.pdf 28.pdf
EVAL 28 Executive Summary v2 20130320 mb.pdf

Similar Evaluations

Information Sharing and SMME Financing in South Africa: A Survey of the Landscape

This report focuses on the current state of credit access for SMMEs in South Africa. In particular, it examines barriers to credit access and viable near-term solutions to reduce or eliminate those...
Evaluation Number:
107
Report Approval:
31 August 2008
Published:
21 February 2013
Initiated By:
National Credit Regulator

Analysing Wage Formation in the South African Labour Market: The Role of Bargaining Councils

The main objective of this study is to evaluate the role of bargaining councils in wage formation in the South African labour market. Specifically, the study aims to determine what premium is...
Evaluation Number:
117
Report Approval:
01 September 2007
Published:
18 February 2013
Initiated By:
Department of Labour

Labour Reform in South Africa: Measuring Regulation and Synthesis of Policy Suggestions

Perhaps the most prominent representation of the welfare challenges facing post-apartheid South Africa, is the economy’s unemployment rate. Hence, this is an economy although formally categorised as...
Evaluation Number:
30
Report Approval:
01 June 2007
Published:
21 February 2013
Initiated By:
Department of Labour

The socio-economic impact of legalised gambling in South Africa, 2009

The gambling industry grew rapidly during the 1997 to 2002 period with various gambling modes and/or facilities being introduced. In 2002 the National Gambling Board (NGB) commissioned a...
Evaluation Number:
69
Report Approval:
01 November 2009
Published:
10 December 2012
Initiated By:
National Gambling Board

Implementation and Impact Evaluation of the Technology and Human Resources for Industry Programme (THRIP)

The Technology and Human Resources for Industry Programme (THRIP) is a research and development programme established during 1992 with the objective of accelerating economic growth, creating wealth...
Evaluation Number:
502
Report Approval:
16 March 2015
Published:
16 May 2016
Initiated By:
Department of Trade and Industry and the Department of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation in the Presidency