Development Policy Research Unit (DPRU)

Development Policy Research Unit (DPRU)

  • Publications: 96
  • Contributors: 190

The Development Policy Research Unit is a University-recognized research unit located within the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town. The DPRU specialises in socio-economic research with a core focus on the areas of labour markets, poverty and inequality. Through the application of economic and statistical techniques, our aim is to produce academically credible and rigorous policy analysis.

Latest publications

The Economics of COVID-19 in South Africa: Early Impressions

Jobs and COVID-19: Measuring Work-Related Physical Interaction

Measuring Multidimensional Labour Law Violation with an Application to South Africa

Crime And Inequality In South Africa: Non-Linear Outcomes Under Extreme Inequality

Building Economic Complexity in the South African Fibrous Plant Economy

An Initial Assessment of Biodiversity-Related Employment in South Africa

Economic Complexity and Employment Expansion in Africa

Minimum Wages and Labor Supply in an Emerging Market: the Case of Mauritius

Understanding and Characterizing the Services Sector in South Africa: An Overview

SMMEs in South Africa: Understanding the Constraints on Growth and Performance

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