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Household Matters: Revisiting the Returns to Capital among Female Micro-entrepreneurs

Several field experiments find positive returns to grants for male and not female micro-entrepreneurs. But these analyses overlook that female entrepreneurs often reside with a male business owner.

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14 Oct 2014

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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29 Sep 2014

The New Empirical Economics of Management

Over the last decade the World Management Survey (WMS) has collected firm-level management practices data across multiple sectors and countries. Bloom, Lemos, Sadun, Scur, and Van Reenen developed the survey to try to explain the large and persistent TFP differences across firms and countries.

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20 Aug 2014

Price Setting Behaviour in Lesotho: Stylised Facts from Consumer Retail Prices

This paper by Edwards and Nchake (2015), published in the South African Journal of Economics, documents some of the main features of price-setting behaviour by retail outlets in Lesotho over the period March 2002 to December 2009.

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14 Jan 2014

Highway to Success: The Impact of the Golden Quadrilateral Project for the Location and Performance of Indian Manufacturing

In this paper, published in The Economic Journal, Kerr, Grover and Ghani (2015) investigate the impact of transport infrastructure on the organisation and efficiency of manufacturing activity. The Golden Quadrilateral (GQ) project upgraded a central highway network in India.

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12 Nov 2013

Job Creation and Destruction in South Africa

Analysts of the South African labour market have mainly used household surveys to analyse the labour market. It has been more difficult to explore the labour demand of firms, as a result of limited data availability.

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12 Nov 2013