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TFP Estimation at the Firm Level: Do Fiscal Pressure, the Legal Form, and the Local Competition Matter for Firm Performance in Senegal

This paper reviews the state of the art in firm-level Total Factor Productivity (TFP) estimation by employing an unbalanced panel of 4,501 Senegalese firms in the Construction and Trade Services industries over the period 2008–2018.

Working Paper
7 Jul 2021

Dispute Resolution and Microenterprise Ownership in a 'Fragile' State: Evidence from Somalia

Can informal institutions facilitate enterprise growth through resolving business disputes in the contexts where formal mechanisms are near-complete failure?

Research Note
30 Jun 2021

Ghanaian Firms and the Evolution of the Manufacturing Sector in Ghana

As a result of this project the Ghanaian 2014 Integrated Business Establishment Survey (IBES) firm census microdata has been made publicly available through DataFirst, a microdata repository at the University of Cape Town.

Research Note
30 Jun 2021

Endogenous Spatial Production Networks: Quantitative Implications for Trade and Productivity

In modern economies, production is organized in large-scale complex networks of firms trading intermediate inputs with each other. Larger Indian firms selling inputs to other firms tend to have more customers, tend to be used more intensively by their custom

Working Paper
29 Jun 2021

Fixed Costs, Markups and Concentration in Eswatini (Swaziland): A Firm-level Analysis of Panel Data

This paper documents the evolution of markups and concentration, detects causality between firm churning and markups/concentration, and determines the impact of fixed costs on markups.

Journal Article
26 Jun 2021

Market Competition, Management Practices, and Performances of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in Burkina Faso

This project highlights how improving managerial practices may foster the development of the private sector and how the economic environment may create incentives for better management among small and medium-sized enterprises in low-income countries.

Research Note
20 May 2021

Mechanising Agriculture: Impacts for Labour and Agricultural Productivity

The measurement of the returns to adoption of mechanised practices is of first order relevance to understanding the effect of policies directed towards capital intensification on overall productivity.

Research Note
18 May 2021

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