CCRED undertakes economic research, teaching and advice on competition, regulation and industrial development
The economics of competition and regulation is central to understanding the nature and trajectory of economic growth and development.
Through detailed examination of markets and firm behaviour, within and across countries, we seek to explain development outcomes. This involves analysing how dimensions of power and different interests have shaped decisions on investment in expanding networks, services and production and pricing of goods and services.
Such an approach highlights the roles of institutions, market structures and regulation in whether productive capabilities are built or firms secure control over rents at the expense of consumers. CCRED research engages critically with causes, dynamics and outcomes.
With a strong team, CCRED has established a rigorous research base with recent projects for competition authorities, regulators, governments and international organisations. Key focus areas include understanding barriers to entry and participation in the economy, competition in selected sectors and countries, regional value chains and industrial development. Read more about CCRED
Addis Ababa — Rapid urbanisation across Africa presents an opportunity for increased industrialisation and development on the continent, but governments will need plans and integrated strategies if they want urbanisation to lead to growth, said Takyiwaa Manuh, director of the ECA's Social Development Policy Division on Sunday.
Although the mining inputs cluster in Southern Africa, including capital equipment suppliers and the mining equipment sector in Zambia, is well integrated, more needs to be done to ensure mutually beneficial sustainability for all stakeholders, states University of Johannesburg-affiliated research and capacity development group the Centre for Competition Regulation and Economic Development senior associate Dr Judith Fessehaie.
IN THE next few years, the South African banking sector will see shifts in ownership due to developments at Barclays, Old Mutual and the reconstitution of African Bank. These have been touted as opportunities to bring new players into banking. But what about entrants who want to pursue their own business models as competitors to the incumbents?
The Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development (CCRED), in association with National Treasury, has the pleasure of inviting you to the following workshop: