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A New Approach of Measuring Hospital Performance for Low and Middle-income Countries

Efficiency of the hospitals affects the price of health services. Health care payments have equity implications. Evidence on hospital performance can support to design the policy; however, the recent literature on hospital efficiency produced conflicting results.

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1 Nov 2015

Determinants of Microenterprise Performance in Nepal

Although the literature on entrepreneurship studies has contributed significantly in improving our insights regarding the factors determining the enterprise performance in a broader sense, there has been a little research concerning the factors determining the microen

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1 Oct 2015

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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1 Jun 2015

Markup and Cost Dispersion across Firms: Direct Evidence from Producer Surveys in Pakistan

In this short paper, published in the American Economic Review, Atkin, Chaudhry, Chaudry, Khandelwal and Verhoogen (2015) directly asked firms about their mark-ups.

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1 May 2015

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.

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1 Aug 2014

Does Managerial Foresight Matter in Microenterprise Performance? Evidence from Nepalese Microenterprises

Foresight aspect of micro-entrepreneurs and its effects on the microenterprise performance is a novel field of study.

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1 May 2014

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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1 Mar 2014

SME’s registration Evidence from an RCT in Bangladesh

Firms' informality is pervasive in Bangladesh. In this paper published in Economics Letters, De Giorgi and Rahman (2013) implemented an information campaign on registration and find that the treatment made firms more aware, but had no impact on registration.

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1 Sep 2013

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