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Capital Formation in South Africa

Johannes W. Fedderke

in South African Economic Policy under Democracy

Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9780199551460
Published online May 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191720376 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551460.003.0007
Capital Formation in South Africa

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A substantial body of literature on investment in South Africa has emerged over the past decade, with diverse findings. This chapter provides an assessment of reported findings. It considers domestic private physical capital accumulation and public capital accumulation, and it reflects briefly on the likely growth consequences of the evidence reviewed. The chapter then takes stock of the evidence, placing emphasis on the broader thematic insights that emerge from the relatively diverse set of papers on investment behaviour in South Africa.

Keywords: investment behaviour; physical capital accumulation; public capital accumulation

Chapter.  10698 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Economics

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