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Does Inducing Informal Firms to Formalize Make Sense? Experimental Evidence from Benin

Efforts to bring informal firms into the formal sector are often based on a view that this will bring benefits to the firms themselves, or at least benefit governments through increasing the tax base.

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1 Jan 2018

Firms and the Decline in Earnings Inequality in Brazil

In this paper, published in the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, Alvarez, Benguria, Engbom and Moser (2018) document a large decline in earnings inequality in Brazil between 1996 and 2012.

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1 Jan 2018

Organizational Barriers to Technology Adoption: Evidence from Soccer Ball Producers in Pakistan

This paper by Atkin, Chaudhry, Chaudry, Khandelwal, and Verhoogen (2017), published in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, studies technology adoption in a cluster of soccer-ball producers in Sialkot, Pakistan.

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1 Aug 2017

Exporting and Firm Performance: Evidence from a Randomised Trial

Atkin, Khandelwal and Osman (2017) conduct in this paper, published in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, a randomized experiment that generates exogenous variation in the access to foreign markets for rug producers in Egypt.

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1 May 2017

Human Capital Acquisition and Occupational Choice: Implications for Economic Development

Using household-level data from Mexico we document patterns among schooling, entrepreneurial decisions and household characteristics such as assets, talent of household members and age of the household head.

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1 Apr 2017

Interfirm Relationship and Business Performance

In this paper published in The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Cai and Szeidl (2018) organized business associations for the owner-managers of young Chinese firms to study the effect of business networks on firm performance.

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1 Mar 2017

On the Origins and Development of Pakistan's Soccer-Ball Cluster

Sialkot, Pakistan, is the world center of hand-stitched soccer-ball manufacturing. The existence of the cluster is puzzling and seems to argue against the "home market effect", since there is little local demand for soccer balls.

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1 Mar 2017

The Emerging Properties of Business Accelerators: The Case of Botswana, Namibia and Uganda Global Business Labs

Entrepreneurship is an engine for economic development worldwide (Kelley, Singer, & Herrington 2016).

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1 Jan 2017

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.

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1 Dec 2016

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