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Microentrepreneurship in Developing Countries

This paper reviews the recent literature in economics on small-scale entrepreneurship (“microentrepreneurship”) in low-income countries.

Policy Paper
11 Feb 2020

Peer Networks and Entrepreneurship: A Pan-African RCT

Do business interaction and exchange of ideas among peers foster entrepreneurship?

Research Note
4 Feb 2020

Interest Rate Caps, Relationship Lending, and Bank Competition: Evidence from Bangladesh

Interest rate caps on loans are unarguably important policy tools in both developed and developing countries. In this project, Miyauchi attempts to empirically test whether this policy tool is effective in Bangladesh.

Research Note
23 Jan 2020

Productivity and Competition in India's Brick Industry

A detailed survey of the Indian brick industry shows substantial productivity dispersion, attributable to both technology differences as well as within-technology efficiency variation.

Research Note
7 Jan 2020

Eight Things Development Professionals Should Know about Foreign Direct Investment

Although global flows of foreign direct investment (FDI) have not recovered since the 2008 financial crisis, flows to developing countries have continued to register a very modest growth. But what is the impact of these FDI inflows on the recipient developing economies?

Policy Paper
5 Dec 2019

Financial Access Constraints, Misallocation and Firm Performance in the Zimbabwean Informal Manufacturing Sector

In this paper, Kamutando (2019) examines the link between financial constraints, misallocation and firm growth in the informal manufacturing sector in Zimbabwe.

Working Paper
8 Oct 2019

Lease Splitting and Dirty Entrants: The Unintended Deforestation Consequences of India's Environmental Clearance Process Reform

Mining industries form a significant share of the industrial landscape of many poor countries.

Working Paper
8 Oct 2019

Leveraging Political Incentives for Environmental Regulation: Evidence from Chinese Manufacturing Firms

This paper, by He, Wang and Zhang (2019), estimates the effect of environmental regulation on firm productivity usign a spatial regression discontinuity design implicit in China's water quality monitoring system.

Working Paper
8 Oct 2019

Multinational Enforcement of Labor Law: Experimental Evidence from Bangladesh's Apparel Sector

Western stakeholders are increasingly demanding that multinationals sourcing from developing countries be accountable for labor rights and working conditions upstream in their supply chains.

Working Paper
8 Oct 2019

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