Conference Papers

2017

Zengeni, T. (08, 09 and 10 March 2017). The Impact of Poultry Imports on South Africa’s Poultry Industry. 2nd Annual Economic Research Advisory Network (ERAN) 2017 Conference, Free State, South Africa.

Crompton, R., Kaziboni, L. and Zengeni, T. (08, 09 and 10 March 2017). Industrial development and public procurement: Case Study of locomotive procurement. 2nd Annual Economic Research Advisory Network (ERAN) 2017 Conference, Free State, South Africa.

das Nair, R. (26 May 2017). Barriers to growth and development in the sugar-to-confectionery value chain and the role of supermarkets- Zambia and South Africa. African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) 2017 Conference, Tshwane, South Africa.

Bosiu, T., Chin'anga, F. and Mondliwa, P. (13 and 14 June 2017). Growth and Development in the cosmetics, soaps, and detergents regional value chains: South Africa and ZambiaTrade and Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS) conference, Tshwane, South Africa.

Bardien, G. and Roberts, S. (14 and 15 July 2017). The interplay between industrial policy, firm strategy and market power: reflecting on more than a decade of inquiry. 3rd Annual Competition and Economic Regulation (ACER) 2017 Conference, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Bosiu, T., Chin’anga, F. Mondliwa, P. and Phiri, M. (14 and 15 July 2017). Growth and development in the cosmetics, soaps and detergents regional value chains: South Africa and Zambia. 3rd Annual Competition and Economic Regulation (ACER) 2017 Conference, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Chisoro-Dube, S., Jahari, C., Kilama, B. and Paremoer, T. (14 and 15 July 2017). Regional industrialisation and the development of agro-processing value chains in Tanzania and South Africa. 3rd Annual Competition and Economic Regulation (ACER) 2017 Conference, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

das Nair, R., Nkhonjera, M. and Ziba, F. (14 and 15 July 2017). Growth and Development in the Sugar to Confectionery Value Chain in Zambia and South Africa3rd Annual Competition and Economic Regulation (ACER) 2017 Conference, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Goga, S. (14 and 15 July 2017). Challenges and methodologies for screening for cross-border cartels. 3rd Annual Competition and Economic Regulation (ACER) 2017 Conference, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Montmasson-Clair, G. and Bhavna, D. Regional Integration in Southern Africa: A Platform for Electricity Sustainability. 3rd Annual Competition and Economic Regulation (ACER) 2017 Conference, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Paelo, A. (14 and 15 July 2017). Regulating for the growth of financial services – case study of mobile money. 3rd Annual Competition and Economic Regulation (ACER) 2017 Conference, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Robb, G. (14 and 15 July 2017). Spectrum policy for competition and development: a comparative study of approaches and outcomes in Africa. 3rd Annual Competition and Economic Regulation (ACER) 2017 Conference, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Tausha, I. and Zengeni, T. (14 and 15 July 2017). Promoting Inclusive Growth through Competition Regulation: The case of Tobacco, Cotton and Cattle Marketing in Zimbabwe3rd Annual Competition and Economic Regulation (ACER) 2017 Conference, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. 

2016

Burke, M. (11 and 12 March 2016). Does prioritisation contribute to effective regulatory governance in developing
countries? Insights from the Competition Commission South Africa.
 2nd Annual Competition and Economic Regulation (ACER) Conference, Livingstone, Zambia.

das Nair, R. (11 and 12 March 2016). Competition in Supermarkets: A South African perspective2nd Annual Competition and Economic Regulation (ACER) Conference, Livingstone, Zambia.

Fessehaie, J. (11 and 12 March 2016).  Industrial policy, mining regulation and local content. 2nd Annual Competition and Economic Regulation (ACER) Conference, Livingstone, Zambia.

Hawthorne, R. (11 and 12 March 2016). How competitive are markets for telecommunications services in South
Africa?
 2nd Annual Competition and Economic Regulation (ACER) Conference, Livingstone, Zambia.

Makhaya, T. and Nhundu, N. (11 and 12 March 2016).  Competition, barriers to entry and inclusive growth
Retail Banking - Capitec case study.
 2nd Annual Competition and Economic Regulation (ACER) Conference, Livingstone, Zambia.

Mondliwa, P. (11 and 12 March 2016). Barriers to entry in beer (Soweeto Gold). 2nd Annual Competition and Economic Regulation (ACER) Conference, Livingstone, Zambia.

Odhiambo, F, das Nair, R. and Paremoer, T. (11 and 12 March 2016). Kenya's Special Compliance Process. 2nd Annual Competition and Economic Regulation (ACER) Conference, Livingstone, Zambia.

Paelo, A. (10 and 11 March 2016). Barriers to entry in the Low Cost Airlines sectorEconomic Research Advisory Network (ERAN) First Annual Conference, East London, South Africa.

Kaziboni, L. (10 and 11 March 2016). Industrial development: Assessment of economic performance and competitiveness, Johannesburg. Economic Research Advisory Network (ERAN) First Annual Conference, East London, South Africa.

Zengeni, T. (10 and 11 March 2016). Growth and Entry in a Concentrated Industry: The Case of the SA Poultry Industry. Economic Research Advisory Network (ERAN) First Annual Conference, East London, South Africa.

Vilakazi, T. (11 and 12 March 2016). Regional Cartels and a Review of Developments in the Cement Industry. 2nd Annual Competition and Economic Regulation (ACER) Conference, Livingstone, Zambia.

Chisoro, S. (23 and 24 May 2016). Organisational resources and capabilities: A case study of independent retailers in Gauteng. 6th Biennial Value2016 Conference, Limpopo, South Africa. 

Kaziboni, L. (23 and 24 May 2016). Industrial Development: Assessment of Firm Performance and Competitiveness in Johannesburg (Based on a firm-level survey in Johannesburg). 6th Biennial Value2016 Conference, Limpopo, South Africa. 

Mondliwa, P. (12 July 2016). Overcharge Estimates in the South African Reinforcing Bar Cartel. 11th International Conference on Competition and Regulation, Rhodes, Greece.

Macmillan, R., Paelo, A. and Paremoer, T. (16 September 2016). The Evolution of Pro-Competitive Regulation in Uganda’s Mobile Money Sector. 1st Annual Eastern Africa Competition and Economic Regulation Conference, Nairobi, Kenya.


2015

das Nair, R. and Roberts, S. (20 and 21 March 2015). The interface of competition and regulation in energy, telecommunications and transport in South Africa, 1st Annual Competition and Economic Regulation (ACER) Conference, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

Hawthorne, R.  (20 and 21 March 2015). Descriptive statistics for the quality of fixed lines in SA1st Annual Competition and Economic Regulation (ACER) Conference, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

Maphwanya, R. (20 and 21 March 2015). The Deterrence Effect of the South African Competition Regime: Analysis of a Survey and Cartel Duration Data1st Annual Competition and Economic Regulation (ACER) Conference, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

Mondliwa, P. and das Nair, R. (20 and 21 March 2015). Excessive Pricing revisited: what is a competitive price?  1st Annual Competition and Economic Regulation (ACER) Conference, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

Montmasson-Clair, G. and das Nair, R. (20 and 21 March 2015). Channelling Economic Regulation to stimulate Competition for Economic Development and Inclusive Growth: Lessons from South Africa’s Renewable Energy Experience1st Annual Competition and Economic Regulation (ACER) Conference, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

Ncube, P., Vilakazi, T. and Roberts, S.  (20 and 21 March 2015). Dar es Salaam-Lusaka: Market structure in the road freight industry1st Annual Competition and Economic Regulation (ACER) Conference, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

Paelo, A., Vilakazi, T. and Robb, G. (20 and 21 March 2015). Keeping the land wet: Competition and Incumbency in the liquid fuel value chain in South Africa, 1st Annual Competition and Economic Regulation (ACER) Conference, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

Paremoer, T.  and Banda, F. (20 and 21 March 2015). Competition, industrial development and reciprocal control mechanisms, 1st Annual Competition and Economic Regulation (ACER) Conference, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

Tausha, I., Robb, G. and Vilakazi, T. (20 and 21 March 2015). Competition and regulatory issues in emerging mobile payments markets: a case study of Zimbabwe1st Annual Competition and Economic Regulation (ACER) Conference, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

Zengeni, T. (20 and 21 March 2015). The Competitiveness and Performance of the Zimbabwe Poultry Industry1st Annual Competition and Economic Regulation (ACER) Conference, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

Fessehaie, J., das Nair, R. and Ncube, P. (14 and 15 July 2015). Strategic issues for Zambia’s industrial development: Regional integration, competition and linkage developmentTIPS Annual Forum, Johannesburg, South Africa. 

Roberts, S. and Vilakazi, T. (2015).  (14 and 15 July 2015). Regulation and rivalry in transport and fertilizer supply in Malawi, Tanzania and ZambiaTIPS Annual Forum, Johannesburg, South Africa. 

Zengeni, T., Baloyi, B. and Roberts, S. (14 and 15 July 2015). Evaluating local and regional supplier inputs to mega-infrastructure projects: lessons from the Moatize railway, Mozambique. TIPS Annual Forum, Johannesburg, South Africa. 

Fessehaie, J. (14 and 15 July 2015). The Regional Value Chain for Mining Capital Equipment: Linkages and Firm Upgrading in South Africa and Zambia. TIPS Annual Forum, Johannesburg, South Africa. 

das Nair, R. and Montmasson-clair, R.  (2-4 September 2015). Redi 3x3: Channelling Economic Regulation to stimulate Inclusive Growth: Lessons from South Africa’s Renewable Energy ExperienceBiennial Conference of the Economic Society of South Africa (ESSA), Cape Town, South Africa.

Hawthorne, R. (2-4 September 2015). The impact of quality on choice of a fixed line telecommunications service. Biennial Conference of the Economic Society of South Africa (ESSA), Cape Town, South Africa.

Mondliwa, M. (2-4 September 2015). REDI3X3: Capability development, industrial policy and growth in the plastics sector. Biennial Conference of the Economic Society of South Africa (ESSA), Cape Town, South Africa.

Paelo, A. (2-4 September 2015).  Does culture matter? Exploring youth unemployment in South Africa using Hofstede’s theory of cultural dimensions. Biennial Conference of the Economic Society of South Africa (ESSA), Cape Town, South Africa.

Vilakazi, T. and Roberts, S. (2-4 September 2015). REDI3x3: Understanding firm behaviour and the implementation of competition policy as part of an inclusive growth agenda for South Africa. Biennial Conference of the Economic Society of South Africa (ESSA), Cape Town, South Africa.

 


2014

Hawthorne, R. (18 and 19 March 2014). Linkages between economic regulation of the fixed line & mobile sector in South Africa, sector performance and economic development, 2nd South African Economic Regulators Conference (SAERC), Boksburg

Roberts, S. and Mondliwa, P. (18 and 19 March 2014). Fuelling industrial development? A critical review of liquid fuels regulation in South Africa, 2nd South African Economic Regulators Conference (SAERC), Boksburg

Burke, M. (18 and 19 March 2014). Mapping the human resource capacity needs of economic regulators in South Africa: an exploratory study, 2nd South African Economic Regulators Conference (SAERC), Boksburg

Baloyi, B. (18 and 19 March 2014). Explaining the Mass Exodus of South Africa’s General Freight from Rail to Road: A Political Economy Approach, 2nd South African Economic Regulators Conference (SAERC), Boksburg

Sylvester, A.  (18 and 19 March 2014). Excessive prices legislation in developing markets: Some problems that arise when importing the law from developed jurisdictions2nd South African Economic Regulators Conference (SAERC), Boksburg

Roberts, S., Simbanegavi, W. and Vilakazi, T. (4 and 5 September 2014). Understanding competition and regional integration as part of an inclusive growth agenda for Africa: key issues, insights and a research agenda, 8th Annual Conference on Competition, Law and Policy, Johannesburg

das Nair, R., Mondliwa, P. and Sylvester, A. (4 and 5 September 2014). Assessment of the long steel cartel: rebar overcharge estimates, 8th Annual Conference on Competition, Law and Policy, Johannesburg

Goga, S. (4 and 5 September 2014). Interchange determination: An assessment of the regulation of interchange in South African in light of international developments, 8th Annual Conference on Competition, Law and Policy, Johannesburg

das Nair, R. and Roberts, S. (4 and 5 September 2014). The interface of competition and regulation in energy, telecommunications and transport in South Africa, 8th Annual Conference on Competition, Law and Policy, Johannesburg


2013

Smith, P. and Swan, A. (5 and 6 September 2013). Quantifying cartel damages: South African policy implications of recent developments, 7th Annual Conference on Competition, Law and Policy, Johannesburg

Fiandero F. & Girdwood, S. (5 and 6 September 2013). Information flows and patient choice as drivers of competition in healthcare, 7th Annual Conference on Competition, Law and Policy, Johannesburg

Bagopi, E., Chokwe E., Halse, P., Hausiku, P., Kalapula, W. and Roberts, S. (5 and 6 September 2013). Competition dynamics and regional trade flows in the poultry sector: the case of South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Zambia, 7th Annual Conference on Competition, Law and Policy, Johannesburg

Robb, R. (5 and 6 September 2013). Creeping mergers – should we be concerned? A case study of hospital mergers in South Africa, 7th Annual Conference on Competition, Law and Policy, Johannesburg


2012

S. Goga ‘Designated service providers: enhancing competition or raising barriers’, 6th Annual conference on Competition Law, Economics and Policy, 6 & 7 September, Johannesburg.

R. Das Nair, S. Mthombeni, T.P. Muzata, ‘A review of lessons from information exchange investigations and the approach of the South African Competition Commission’, 6th Annual conference on Competition Law, Economics and Policy, 6 & 7 September, Johannesburg.

T.P. Muzata, G. Robb, ‘The comforts and discomforts of using quantitative tests in defining markets with complex competitive dynamics: a review of evidence from a complaint and three mergers’, 6th Annual conference on Competition Law, Economics and Policy, 6 & 7 September, Johannesburg.

S. Roberts, J. Tapia and M. Ybar ‘Competition enforcement with specialist investigative and adjudicative bodies: A comparative study of Chile and South Africa’ 6th Annual conference on Competition Law, Economics and Policy, 6 & 7 September, Johannesburg.

T. G. Muzata, S. Roberts, and T. Vilakazi ‘Penalties and settlements for cartels in South Africa seen through an economics lens’, 6th Annual conference on Competition Law, Economics and Policy, 6 & 7 September, Johannesburg.

S. Grimbeek and B. Lekezwa ‘The emergence of more vigorous competition and the importance of entry – comparative insights from flour and poultry’, 6th Annual conference on Competition Law, Economics and Policy, 6 & 7 September, Johannesburg.

I. Rantao ‘Dynamics of competition in two-sided markets with differentiated products: A case study of the radio industry following the Primedia/New Africa Investment Ltd merger’, 6th Annual conference on Competition Law, Economics and Policy, 6 & 7 September, Johannesburg.

R. Das Nair, P. Mondliwa and S. Roberts ‘The inter-relationships between regulation and competition enforcement: regulating for competition? Remedying anti-competitive behaviour through regulation?’, TIPS/NERSA Economic Regulators Conference, Johannesburg, 21 & 22 August 2012.

S. Roberts ‘Competition policy, industrial policy and corporate conduct’, International Economics Association Conference, 3-4 June, 2012, Johannesburg. To be published by Palgrave in edited volume.

S. Roberts ‘National dominant firms, competition law, and the implications for economic development in Southern Africa: case studies of energy, beer and food’, 3rd International Conference of the Instituto de Estudos Sociais e Económicos, 4 & 5 September, Maputo, Mozambique. 


2011

‘How should young institutions approach enforcement? Reflections on South Africa’s experience’, presented at 7th Annual Competition & Regulation Conference, Amsterdam, 20 May, 2011 (T. Makhaya*, W. Mkwananzi, S. Roberts*).

‘Administrability and business certainty in abuse of dominance enforcement: an economist’s review of the South African record’, 5th Annual Conference on Competition Law, Economics and Policy, University of Johannesburg, 4 & 5 October 2011. (S. Roberts*)

‘Designing Appropriate Remedies for Competition Law Enforcement: The Pioneer Foods Settlement Agreement’, 5th Annual Conference on Competition Law, Economics and Policy, University of Johannesburg, 4 & 5 October 2011. (Tembinkosi Bonakele & Liberty Mncube*)

‘The impact of antitrust fines on firm valuation in South Africa: The case of Pioneer Foods, Tiger Brands and Sasol Chemical Industries.’ Presented at: Cresse Sixth International conference on Competition and Regulation held on 1-3 July 2011 in Crete, Greece, and 5th