TIPS is a not-for-profit economic research organisation based in Pretoria, South Africa. TIPS has three main focus areas: trade and industrial policy, sustainable growth, and inequality and economic inclusion. TIPS undertakes research and analysis, and facilitates policy development, dialogue and capacity building.

Real Economy Bulletin

The Real Economy Bulletin is a review of trends, developments and data in the real economy, together with analysis of the main manufacturing industries and key data. The First Quarter 2018 and Special Edition: The State of Small Business in South Africa 2017 are now out.

Manufacturing Data

The TIPS manufacturing subsector notes provide information on contribution to GDP, employment, profitability and assets, market structure and dominant producers, major inputs and international trade.

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Development Dialogue

The Development Dialogue Seminars, hosted by TIPS, offer a platform to share views and ideas on development issues and alternative policy strategies.

Training Workshops 2017

  • Introduction to Economy-Wide Modelling for Policy Analysis

    10-14 September 2017

    Targets primarily managers and policy analysts, although it is also useful for those wishing to become modellers who want to get a taste of what it is like. It introduces participants to the key components of standard CGE models, emphasising how to use economy-wide models and the economic interpretation of their outputs, rather than the techniques of building them. The models are run using a specially developed MS Excel interface with specialised modelling software.

    For details of the workshop, see An Overview of TIPS Workshops on Economy-wide Analysis. This is Workshop B.

    Workshop leaders are Dirk van Seventer and Rob Davies.

    Workshop fees (which includes teas, coffees and light lunches): R16,500 (excl VAT)

    Registration closing date is Friday 6 July 2018. Seats will be reserved until the payment closing date of Friday 3 August 2018. The offering of the workshop is dependent on attracting a minimum number of 10 students by the time of the payment closing date while the maximum number of students is 20. Note that TIPS will not make refunds after the payment due date unless the workshop is cancelled. TIPS’s invoice documentation (tax clearance, bank clearance, etc) will only be sent on request by registered post. It is therefore important to make sure that TIPS is on your organisation’s list of preferred suppliers and to factor-in sufficient time for these processes.

    If you are interested in attending this workshop please complete the application form attached and send to: Dirk Ernst van Seventer (denvanseventer@gmail.com) or Rob Davies (robdavieszim@gmail.com

  • Introduction to Economy-Wide Policy Impact Analysis

    3-7 September 2018

    The Economy-Wide Policy Impact Analysis workshop introduces participants to input-output, SUT and SAM multiplier analysis and their extensions. These techniques are widely used to assess the likely impact of policy and other shocks to the economy. They can also form the basis for many CGE models. All the models are implemented in MS Excel.

    For more details, see An Overview of TIPS Workshops on Economy-wide Analysis. This is Workshop A.

    Workshop leaders are Dirk van Seventer and Rob Davies.

    Workshop fees (which includes teas, coffees and light lunches): R16,500 (excl VAT)

    Registration closing date is Friday 6 July 2018. Seats will be reserved until the payment closing date of Friday 3 August 2018. The offering of the workshop is dependent on attracting a minimum number of 10 students by the time of the payment closing date while the maximum number of students is 20. Note that TIPS will not make refunds after the payment due date unless the workshop is cancelled. TIPS’s invoice documentation (tax clearance, bank clearance, etc) will only be sent on request by registered post. It is therefore important to make sure that TIPS is on your organisation’s list of preferred suppliers and to factor-in sufficient time for these processes.

    If you are interested in attending this workshop please complete the application form attached and send to: Dirk Ernst van Seventer (Registration closing date is Friday 6 July 2018. Seats will be reserved until the payment closing date of Friday 3 August 2018. The offering of the workshop is dependent on attracting a minimum number of 10 students by the time of the payment closing date while the maximum number of students is 20. Note that TIPS will not make refunds after the payment due date unless the workshop is cancelled. TIPS’s invoice documentation (tax clearance, bank clearance, etc) will only be sent on request by registered post. It is therefore important to make sure that TIPS is on your organisation’s list of preferred suppliers and to factor-in sufficient time for these processes. 

    If you are interested in attending this workshop please complete the application form attached and send to: Dirk Ernst van Seventer (denvanseventer@gmail.com) or Rob Davies (robdavieszim@gmail.com)

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Working at TIPS

TIPS offers internships to qualified people to gain professional experience in the economic policy field in South Africa and the continent.

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Small Grant Research Papers

TIPS offers small research grants of up to R16 500 to students in South Africa at the Masters level. Students from outside South Africa would be considered in exceptional cases.

Economic Conferences

In addition to planning the Annual Forum, the TIPS Event Management Team can also be commissioned to plan and manage external economic conferences and events.