Busani Moyo

Busani Moyo
University of South Africa | unisa · Department of Economics

PhD

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Purpose This study aims to investigate the factors that affect the likelihood of formalizing informal sector activities in 13 Sub-Saharan African countries, using World Bank enterprise survey data collected between the periods 2009 and 2018. Notwithstanding the great contribution of the informal economy in Africa, developing countries may stand to...
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Purpose of the study: This paper investigates the impact of bank competition on access to finance by informal firms in 14 sub-Saharan African countries, using World Bank enterprise survey data. Access to finance is one of the main factors identified as hindering the growth of opaque borrowers, who are generally characterised by poor financial trans...
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This paper investigates the impact of bank competition on access to credit by informal firms in 14 Sub Saharan African countries using World Bank enterprise survey data. Access to credit is one of the main factors identified as hindering the growth of these opaque borrowers with poor financial transparency. This study uses a binary choice probit mo...
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This paper evaluates the impact of the US African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) trade arrangement on the growth of exports from Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries. Using several variants of propensity score matching techniques, results show that the impact of AGOA on SSA exports is generally negative and statistically significant. The same con...
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Many African countries experience power shortages and regular interruptions in electricity supply. We use stochastic frontier models to study the impact of power disruptions on the efficiency of African manufacturing firms. Power disruptions appear to have negative effects on efficiency and the use of generators further exacerbates the impact. The...
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Background: The banking sector plays an important role in economic activity: it mobilises savings and channels them to productive sectors thus encouraging the efficient allocation of resources. The competitive nature of the environment under which the banking sector operates is of paramount importance. Aim: The main aim of this study was to invest...
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This is an analysis of Crime challenges faced by business firms in Malawi.
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Labour market flexibility is an important issue in both development and labour economics. More flexibility in the labour market is believed to facilitate job creation, but also makes it easy for employers to terminate employment contracts and may be in conflict with the notion of decent jobs as promoted by the International Labour Organization and...
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The primary objective of this study was to examine the role played by the quality of infrastructure and firm heterogeneity on the amount and probability of being foreign invested using maximum likelihood techniques like the Probit and Tobit models. Results show that firm size and skilled labour have a positive and significant effect in attracting F...
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This study sought to examine the impact of the quality of power infrastructure on productivity in African manufacturing firms using data from the World Bank enterprise surveys. We measured power infrastructure quality using the number of hours per day without electricity and the percentage of output lost due to outages and found these indicators to...
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The aim of this study is to investigate the impact of crime proxied by different indicators on regional tourist inflows to South Africa. The estimations are carried out using the Johansen estimation techniques. Monthly data gathered from March 2003 to April 2011 is employed and the results from the estimations found that total crime has a negative...
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The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of various types of crimes on tourist inflows to South Africa using an ARDL bounds test approach. We used monthly data for the period March 2003 to April 2011 and found that crime in the form of car hijackings, sexual crimes, murder and kidnapping have a long run and short run negative impact on t...
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The primary objective of this study is to examine the impact of power disruptions on firm productivity in the manufacturing sector in Nigeria. Using OLS and the Tobit models, results show that power outage variables (measured using hours per day without power and percentage of output lost due to power disruptions) have a negative and significant ef...
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Using bilateral trade flow models, a body of empirical work has documented how geography and infrastructure variables affect trade performance. However, in this paper, we apply censored regression models like the Tobit and Probit on firm‐level manufacturing data from 10 African countries, and results suggest that inadequate infrastructure in the fo...
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We use cross sectional data from the World Bank enterprise surveys gathered in 2007 in South Africa’s four cities (Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth) to assess the impact of business related crimes on firm performance proxied using firm sales. Using Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) and Tobit model, we find that crime in the form of the...
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This study sought to investigate the impact of firm and non-firm characteristics on crime incidence in South Africa using a Probit model and 2007 data from World Bank enterprise surveys. Results show that the firm characteristics in the country that increase the likelihood of being subjected to crime is the size of the firm, ownership structure (fo...
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This study sought to examine the impact of water disruptions on productivity in African manufacturing firms, using cross-sectional data from the World Bank enterprise surveys. We measured water infrastructure quality or water disruptions using the number of hours per day without water and found this indicator to be a negative and significant determ...
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The primary objective of this study was to examine the role played by the quality of infrastructure and firm heterogeneity on the amount and probability of being foreign invested using maximum likelihood techniques like the Probit and Tobit models. Results show that firm size and skilled labour have a positive and significant effect in attracting F...

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I have 16 countries and 19 years and want to create country *year dummies, what is the easiest way of doing this. I used: tabulate country, gen (country_dummy) and tabulate year, generate( year_dummy) to create all the dummies BUT how do I interact/multiply these country year dummies in STATA?
Please help
Tried i.country#i.year but its not working. I am using STATA 16

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