Myanmar

Globalization and Female Empowerment: Evidence from Myanmar

Molina and Tanaka (2020) examine whether globalization promotes female empowerment by improving the jobs available to women. Previous work has documented that exporting causally improved working conditions at predominantly female garment factories in Myanmar.

Working Paper
1 Dec 2020

Exporting Sweatshops? Evidence from Myanmar

Tanaka (2020) investigates the impacts of exporting on working conditions in Myanmar by drawing on a new firm survey.

Working Paper
1 Jul 2020

Challenges to Small and Medium-size Businesses in Myanmar: What are they and how do we know?

Kapteyn and Wah (2016) conducted a field survey of owners of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Yangon, Myanmar to investigate obstacles to business development in the region. The analysis focuses on access to credit, public services, and electricity.

Journal Article
1 Dec 2016

The Impact of Exporting on Factory Working Conditions in Myanmar

Data collected in Myanmar garment and processed food firms from 2013 to 2015 provide evidence that exporting has positive effects on fire safety and the other measures of working conditions.

Research Note
9 Sep 2016

All in the family? The effect of family firm successions on firm organization in Africa and Asia

By collecting new firm-level data from nine countries across Africa and Asia, this project evaluates the impact of the ownership and control structures of firms on their management practices and performance.

Research Project
28 Apr 2016

Registry Data in Burma: Mapping the Country’s Manufacturing Industry and Related Infrastructure

This project seeks to create a database of micro level firm data from Myanmar’s manufacturing sector to promote further research and policy insights. 

Research Project
24 Jul 2014

Impacts of Trade and FDI on Productivity, Management, and Workplace Conditions: Evidence from Myanmar

By exploiting the rapid opening of Myanmar's market, the author examines the impact of the introduction to trade and FDI on productivity, management, and working conditions. 

Research Project
10 Jul 2014

Panel Dynamics of Private Enterprises in Myanmar

This project collects micro data on private enterprises in Myanmar in order to facilitate analysis of the dynamics of growth and private sector development. 

Research Project
6 Jul 2014