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Relationships on the Rocks: Contract Evolution in a Market for Ice

Firms use relational contracts to support repeated trade. Do these informal agreements evolve in response to market conditions? In a market for ice, firms reestablish relationships on new terms when a prior agreement breaks down.

Journal Article
1 Jan 2021

Training Entrepreneurs

Aid agencies and governments spend more than a billion US$ on entrepreneurship training annually. What have we learned about the effectiveness of training? We review research on entrepreneurship training.

VoxDevLit
2 Dec 2020

Globalization and Female Empowerment: Evidence from Myanmar

Molina and Tanaka (2020) examine whether globalization promotes female empowerment by improving the jobs available to women. Previous work has documented that exporting causally improved working conditions at predominantly female garment factories in Myanmar.

Working Paper
1 Dec 2020

Worker Heterogeneity and Job Search: Evidence from a Six-Year Experiment in Uganda

Developing countries face the challenge of aiding large cohorts of labour market entrants find good jobs. How to do so is complicated by job seekers differing in their skills, information and traits. Bandiera et al.

Working Paper
1 Dec 2020

Do Marketing Channel Reforms Increase Competition? Evidence from Indian Produce Markets

In this paper Alé Chilet and Itin-Shwartz (2020) study the effectiveness of marketing channel liberalization in increasing competition among traders and prices obtained by farmers for their produce.

Working Paper
1 Dec 2020

Competition and Entry in Agricultural Markets: Experimental Evidence from Kenya

African agricultural markets are characterized by low farmer revenues and high consumer food prices. Many have worried that this wedge is partially driven by imperfect competition among intermediaries.

Journal Article
1 Dec 2020

The Effects of Joining Multinational Supply Chains: New Evidence from Firm-to-Firm Linkages

Alfaro-Ureña et al. (2020) study the effects of becoming a supplier to multinational corporations (MNCs) using tax data tracking firm-to-firm transactions in Costa Rica.

Working Paper
1 Dec 2020

Managerial Practices and Performance of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises: Evidence from Burkina Faso

Despite the growing interest in private enterprises' contribution to income growth and employment, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries are still experiencing a low performance.

Working Paper
24 Nov 2020

Product Market Competition and Management Quality among Small and Medium-sized Enterprises: Evidence from Burkina Faso

Gansonré and Ouédraogo (2020) examine how management quality is related to competition when firms are run by their founders instead of hired managers.

Working Paper
24 Nov 2020

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