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
Telecommunications clearly facilitate economic growth and participation. As such, countries should care about competitive outcomes in this sector. When competition works it can result in expanded services and lower prices, and it can stimulate innovation.
The South African retail banking sector is characterised by high barriers to entry. The sector is concentrated, with four of the largest banks – Standard Bank, Absa, First National Bank and Nedbank – accounting for more than 80% of retail deposits.
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.
The Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development; the South African Research Chair in Industrial Development; and the Government Technical Advisory Centre have the pleasure of inviting you to the following seminar