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Cartel Damages to the Economy: An Assessment for Developing Countries

To date, whether competition law enforcement is indeed beneficial for the economy still remains a questionable topic.

Book Chapter
1 Jan 2016

A Detailed Anatomy of Factor Misallocation in India

Duranton at al. (2016) complements the results of earlier work on factor misallocation. The paper first expands the methodology and provides two important decompositions for the main indices.

Working Paper
1 Jan 2016

A Snapshot of Mid-sized Firms in Africa, Asia and Latin America

In this report, Lemos and Scur (2015) provide a basic set of aggregate descriptive data at the country-level collected through the World Management Survey (WMS) waves, including management practices, work-life balance practices, human capital, decentralization and ava

Working Paper
1 Dec 2015

Finding a Path to Formalization in Benin: Early Results after the Introduction of the Entreprenant Legal Status

In April 2014, the Government of Benin launched the entreprenant status, a simplified and free legal regime offered to small informal businesses to enter the formal economy.

Working Paper
1 Dec 2015

Violence and Financial Decisions: Evidence from Mobile Money in Afghanistan

Blumenstock, Callen and Ghani (2015) provide evidence that violence affects how people make financial decisions.

Working Paper
1 Dec 2015

Green microfinance strategy for entrepreneurial transformation: validating a pattern towards sustainability

This paper by Shahidullah and Emdad Haque (2016), published in Enterprise Development and Microfinance, illustrates a shifted microfinance modality that adopted greening principles towards sustainability.

Journal Article
1 Dec 2015

Turnover Taxes and Productivity: Evidence from a Brazilian Tax Reform

Caprettini and Ciccone (2015) exploit a Brazilian tax reform to study the productivity losses caused by taxes on turnover, a type of tax that distorts transactions between firms and that is common in developing countries.

Working Paper
29 Nov 2015

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.

Journal Article
1 Nov 2015

Training Microentrepreneurs in Green Production Methods: Supporting Growth and Responding to Climate Change

This study examines the impact of training microentrepreneurs in Bangladesh in green production methods on ecological outcomes and business practices.

Research Note
2 Oct 2015

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