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Murray Leibbrandt's Select Publications

Journal Articles

Grieger, Lloyd, A. Williamson, Murray Leibbrandt, and James A. Levinsohn. 2014. "Evidence of short-term household change in South Africa from the National Income Dynamics Study." Development Southern Africa, 31(1): 146-167. DOI. Abstract.

Lam, David, Cally Ardington, and Murray Leibbrandt. 2011. "Schooling as a lottery: Racial differences in school advancement in urban South Africa." Journal of Development Economics, 95(2): 121-136. PMCID: PMC3076682. DOI. Abstract.

Ardington, Cally, Anne Case, Mahnaz Islam, David Lam, Murray Leibbrandt, Alicia Menendez, and Analia Olgiati . 2010. "The Impact of AIDS on Intergenerational Support in South Africa: Evidence From the Cape Area Panel Study." Research on Aging, 32(1): 97-121. PMCID: PMC2794137. DOI. Abstract.

Dinkelman, Taryn, David Lam, and Murray Leibbrandt. 2008. "Linking Poverty and Income Shocks to Risky Sexual Behavior: Evidence from a Panel Study of Young Adults in Cape Town." South African Journal of Economics, 76(S1): 53-74. PMCID: PMC2546606. DOI. Abstract.

Collins, D.L., and Murray Leibbrandt. 2007. "The financial impact of HIV/AIDS on poor households in South Africa." AIDS, 21(Suppl7): S75-S81. DOI. Abstract.

Dinkelman, Taryn, David Lam, and Murray Leibbrandt. 2007. "Household and community income, economic shocks and risky sexual behavior of young adults: Evidence from the Cape Area Panel Study 2002 and 2005." AIDS, 21 Suppl 7: 49-56. PMCID: PMC2538362. DOI. Abstract.

Leibbrandt, Murray. 2006. "Special issue - Ninth Annual Conference on Econometric Modelling for Africa, School of Economics, University of Cape Town, 2004." Economic Modelling, 23(5): 737-737. DOI. Abstract.

Schoer, V., and Murray Leibbrandt. 2006. "Determinants of job search strategies: Evidence from the Khayelitsha/Mitchell's Plain Survey." South African Journal of Economics, 74(4): 702-724. DOI. Abstract.

Ardington, Cally, David Lam, Murray Leibbrandt, and Matthew Welch. 2006. "The sensitivity to key data imputations of recent estimates of income poverty and inequality in South Africa." Economic Modelling, 23(5): 822-835. PMCID: PMC2546610. DOI. Abstract.

Burns, J., M. Keswell, and Murray Leibbrandt. 2005. "Social assistance, gender, and the aged in South Africa." Feminist Economics, 11(2): 103-115. DOI. Abstract.

Cichello, P.L., G.S. Fields, and Murray Leibbrandt. 2005. "Earnings and employment dynamics for Africans in post-apartheid South Africa: A panel study of KwaZulu-Natal." Journal of African Economies, 14(2): 143-190. DOI. Abstract.

Ardington, C., David Lam, Murray Leibbrandt, and James A. Levinsohn. 2004. "Savings, insurance and debt over the post-apartheid period: A review of recent research." South African Journal of Economics, 72(3): 604-640.

Ichoku, H.E., and Murray Leibbrandt. 2003. "Demand for healthcare services in Nigeria: A multivariate nested logit model." African Development Review, 15(2-3): 396-424. DOI. Abstract.


Lam, David, Murray Leibbrandt, and C. Mlatsheni. 2009. "Education and youth unemployment in South Africa." In Labor Markets and Economic Development edited by Kanbur, R. and Svejnar, J.. Routledge. (Routledge Studies in Development Economics) Public Access.

Lam, David, Murray Leibbrandt, and Vimal Ranchhod. 2006. "Labor Force Withdrawal of the Elderly in South Africa." In Advancing the Research Agenda on Aging in Africa edited by Jane Menken and Barney Cohen. Washington DC : National Academies Press.

PSC Reports

Lam, David, Cally Ardington, and Murray Leibbrandt. 2008. "Schooling as a Lottery: Racial Differences in School Advancement in Urban South Africa." PSC Research Report No. 08-632. 2 2008. Abstract. PDF.

Other Reports

Lam, David, Murray Leibbrandt, and Vimal Ranchhod. 2005. "Labour force withdrawal of the elderly in South Africa." University of Cape Town, Centre for Social Science Research Working Paper 05-118 Abstract.

Leibbrandt, Murray, James A. Levinsohn, and Justin McCrary. 2005. "Incomes in South Africa since the fall of apartheid." NBER Working Paper No. 11384Cambridge, MA : National Bureau of Economic Research.