The odds of South African agriculture using wildlife ranching to adapt to climate change

In this paper, we explore the role of wildlife in climate change adaptation, especially in areas used predominantly for livestock production in South Africa. Using a sample of 3 449 wildlife and livestock ranches, we estimate a multinomial choice model of various ranching options in these areas. The results indicate that mixed wildlife-livestock ranches are less vulnerable to climate change when compared to ranches with only wildlife or only livestock.

The impact of a scholarship programme on social capital formation among university students: An economic experiment at the University of Pretoria, South Africa

This study uses an online laboratory experiment and a post-experimental survey to test whether the Mastercard Foundation (MCF) scholarship programme causally influences the creation of cognitive social capital among University of Pretoria recipients.

Determinants of bilateral trade flow between Ethiopia and its major trading partners: A gravity model approach

This study seeks to identify the internal and external factors determining Ethiopia’s bilateral exports and total trade flows. It uses panel data covering 21 major trading partners of Ethiopia from 2000 to 2017 and estimates an augmented fixed effects gravity model.


A special collection of papers on environmental and resource economics topics presented at the Inaugural Conference of the African Association of Environmental andResource Economists (2-4 August 2021)

The special issue focused on topics in environmental and resource economics that originated
from the inaugural conference of the African Association of Environmental and Resource
Economists (AFAERE), held on 2-4 August 2021.