The SACU Revenue Sharing Formula - Looking Backwards & Thinking Forwards

  • Date: Friday, 07 May 2010
  • Venue: TIPS Offices, 826 Government Avenue, Corner of Percy, Pretoria
  • Main Speakers: Dr. Matthew Stern and Prof. Roman Grynberg
  • Organisation: TIPS

Dr. Matthew Stern & Prof. Roman Grynberg

The SACU Revenue Sharing Formula: Looking Backwards & Thinking Forwards

Chair: Xavier Carim, ITED (the DTI)


Xavier Carim is deputy director-general of International Trade & Economic Development at the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). He was previously chief director in the ITED division responsible  for negotiating bilateral and regional trade agreements as well as negotiating at the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

Professor Roman Grynberg is a trade economist currently Research Fellow at Bostwana Institute of Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA). He is the former head of the Trade and Regional Integration Section and Deputy Director of the Economic Affairs Division of the Commonwealth Secretariat. He has worked extensively on trade issues confronting Pacific Island countries. Generally, Roman has a passion in helping the development of small states. In 2006, he published WTO at the Margin, Small States of the Trading Systems, Cambridge University Press. In 2007, he published Commodity Prices and Development (with S. Newton), at Oxford University Press, USA.

Dr. Matthew Stern is a trade economist with a wide range of public and private sector experience. He has worked for First National Bank; the South African Department of Trade and Industry; the National Treasury of South Africa; and the World Bank. He is the founder and a Director of Development Network Africa Economics (DNA Economics), a private economic consulting company based in Pretoria. Matthew holds a PhD in Development Studies from the University of Sussex.

Please note: Professor Grynberg's presentation will be uploaded shortly.

Dr. Matthew Stern's presentation is based on the following publication:

  • Flatters, F., and M. Stern (2006). 'SACU Revenue Sharing: Issues and Options'. Policy Brief. Washington, DC: USAID/SEGA