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Methods of regional economic analysis

Presently there is a call for evidence-based planning across all spheres of government. In particular, evidence-based policy making is an important ingredient in meeting the challenges of regional growth and development. There are many techniques at the disposal of regional scientists and economic development and other policy makers that can be used to provide analysis in support of particular policies and programmes. This project is intended to equip Gauteng-based economic development practitioners in local and provincial governments with analytical capabilities to determine the regional consequences of a wide range of policy initiatives.

The project will see a combination of (a) facilitated learning, using the skills of Prof. Rainer vom Hofe from the School of Planning at the University of Cincinnati – a specialist in regional economic analysis techniques – and (b) several articles/outputs where regional economic analysis technique is examined in turn, each addressing a specific regional economic question confronting the GCR, and using GCRO data. In the long-run, a ‘Monologue’ assembling all the published works will be prepared for possible publications in reputable publishing houses.

Outputs

Publications

Cheruiyot, K. ‘Heterogeneous Relationship between Income Inequality and its Correlates in the Gauteng City-Region, South Africa: A Quantile Regression Approach’. Under review in Development Southern Africa.

Cheruiyot, K. ‘Exploring evidence of spatial economic agglomeration in Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, Gauteng, South Africa ‘. Submitted to ERSA (www.ersa.org).

Cheruiyot, K. Research/Policy Brief on the article title; “‘Exploring evidence of spatial economic agglomeration in Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, Gauteng, South Africa ‘. Submitted to ERSA (www.ersa.org).

Cheruiyot, K. (ongoing). ‘Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) Approach to Measuring the Size and Linkages of the Real Estate in Gauteng, South Africa’.


Presentations

Cheruiyot, K. (2019 forthcoming). “Exploring evidence of spatial economic agglomeration in Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, Gauteng, South Africa using exploratory spatial data analysis approaches”. Regional Studies Association, Annual Conference taking place in Santiago de Compostela, Spain to happen June 5-7, 2019.


Cheruiyot, K. (2018). ‘A Social Accounting Matrix Approach to Measuring the Size and Linkages of the Real Estate Sector in the Gauteng City-Region, South Africa". African Real Estate Society Conference; Integrating African Real Estate: An Agenda, Abeokuta, Nigeria (September 11-14).


Last updated: 28 March 2019

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