Senegal

Firm Survival and Turnover: Do Legal Form, Local Competition, Productivity, and Profitability Matter for Firms in Senegal?

This paper documents the determinants of firms’ probability of exiting from 2008 to 2020 in Senegal.

Working Paper
17 Nov 2022

Adoption and Impacts of Digital Payment Technologies: Evidence from Informal Transit

This study investigates the barriers to digital technology adoption and the latter's impact on productivity in the informal transit sector.

Research Project
1 Aug 2022

Impact of Prepaid Meters on Firms in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from Senegal

This project studies the impact of prepaid meter adoption on firm electricity use, revenues and profits.

Research Project
1 Aug 2022

Social, Formal, and Political Determinants of Trade under Weak Rule of Law: Experimental Evidence from Senegalese Firms

How do firms ensure secure exchange when the rule of law is weak and contracting institutions privilege the politically connected?

Journal Article
12 Jun 2022

Role of Firms in Wage Dispersion: Evidence from a developing country

This paper aims to extend our knowledge of wage dispersion to developing countries. For this purpose, we built the first matched employer-employee database in a sub-Saharan African country (Senegal).

Working Paper
1 Apr 2022

TFP Estimation at the Firm Level: Do Fiscal Pressure, the Legal Form, and the Local Competition Matter for Firm Performance in Senegal

This paper reviews the state of the art in firm-level Total Factor Productivity (TFP) estimation by employing an unbalanced panel of 4,501 Senegalese firms in the Construction and Trade Services industries over the period 2008–2018.

Working Paper
7 Jul 2021

Market Concentration, Rent Extraction and Minimum Wage in Senegal

This project will build a unique panel dataset of the universe of formal Senegalese firms from 2007 to 2020 before evaluating the impact of the recent increase in the national minimum wage.

Research Project
1 Jan 2021

Employee-Employer Database Construction, Firm-Productivity and Labour Market Inequality: Evidence from Developing Countries

This project creates a novel dataset matching employers and employees in Senegal to explore determinants of productivity and how it varies between industries and regions, sorting between workers and firms, and how firm productivity and other factors determine wage gaps.

Research Project
1 Dec 2020

Political Connections and Access to Private-Sector Growth: Evidence from an Audit Experiment in Senegal

This project examines whether political and personal connections, as well as co-ethnicity, co-religiosity and gender, affect access to institutions.

Research Project
1 Oct 2019

The Political Determinants of Economic Exchange: Evidence from a Business Experiment in Senegal

Economic growth requires confidence in the state's ability to enforce secure exchange. But when states selectively enforce rule of law, political considerations can moderate the trust that buyers have in sellers.

Working Paper
1 Apr 2019

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