South African Economic Policy under Democracy

01 May 2009

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199551460 Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551460.001.0001

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South Africa experienced a momentous change of government from the Apartheid regime to its first democratic government in 1994. This book provides an up-to-date assessment of South Africa's economic policies and performance under democracy. The book includes a stand-alone introduction and economic overview, as well as chapters on growth, monetary and exchange rate policy, fiscal policy, capital flows, and trade policy; investment, industrial, and competition policy; on the effect of AIDS in the macroeconomy; and on unemployment, education, inequality, and poverty. Each chapter, and the overview chapter in particular, also addresses prospects for the future.