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Piloting an Internship Program for Young Ethiopian Entrepreneurs

Can internship programmes provide young entrepreneurs with valuable experiential learning on successful management practices?

Research Note
15 Jun 2015

Turnover Taxes and Productivity: Evidence from a Brazilian Tax Reform

This study uses a Brazilian tax reform to analyse the production loss caused by turnover taxes, a type of tax common in developing countries that distorts transactions between firms.

Research Note
2 Jun 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.

Journal Article
1 Jun 2015

The Life Cycle of South African Manufacturing Firms

In this paper Andrew Kerr (2015) uses a new source of firm level panel data to describe and better understand the life cycle of South African manufacturing firms.

Working Paper
1 Jun 2015

An Introduction to the Manpower Survey Data

In this report Andrew Kerr (2015) describes the Manpower Surveys (MS).

Working Paper
1 Jun 2015

Promises and Pitfalls of Mobile Money in Afghanistan: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial

Despite substantial interest in the potential for mobile money to positively impact the lives of the poor, little empirical evidence exists to substantiate these claims.

Conference Paper
1 May 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.

Journal Article
1 May 2015

Differentiation, Property Rights, and Performance Among Micro-entrepreneurs

In contexts where ownership as a mode of access to productive assets is limited, research shows that leasing has a strong positive impact on micro-entrepreneur performance and differentiation from competitors.

Research Note
10 Apr 2015

The Misallocation of Land and Other Factors of Production in India

This paper by Kerr, Duranton, Grover and Ghandi (2015) quantifies the misallocation of manufacturing output and factors of production between establishments across Indian districts during 1989–2010.

Working Paper
1 Mar 2015

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