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Financial Access Constraints, Misallocation and Firm Performance in the Zimbabwean Informal Manufacturing Sector

In this paper, Kamutando (2019) examines the link between financial constraints, misallocation and firm growth in the informal manufacturing sector in Zimbabwe.

Working Paper
8 Oct 2019

Lease Splitting and Dirty Entrants: The Unintended Deforestation Consequences of India's Environmental Clearance Process Reform

Mining industries form a significant share of the industrial landscape of many poor countries.

Working Paper
8 Oct 2019

Leveraging Political Incentives for Environmental Regulation: Evidence from Chinese Manufacturing Firms

This paper, by He, Wang and Zhang (2019), estimates the effect of environmental regulation on firm productivity usign a spatial regression discontinuity design implicit in China's water quality monitoring system.

Working Paper
8 Oct 2019

Multinational Enforcement of Labor Law: Experimental Evidence from Bangladesh's Apparel Sector

Western stakeholders are increasingly demanding that multinationals sourcing from developing countries be accountable for labor rights and working conditions upstream in their supply chains.

Working Paper
8 Oct 2019

Learning Management Through Matching: A Field Experiment Using Mechanism Design

What is the effect of exposing motivated youth to firm management in practice? To answer this question, Abebe, Fafchamps, Koelle and Quinn (2019) place young professionals for one month in established firms to shadow middle managers.

Working Paper
8 Oct 2019

Measuring Hospital's Performance: Applying the Management Approach in Nepal

The paper, by Adhikari and Sapkota (2018), has twofold objectives: to measure management practices from the employer perspective of both public and private hospitals of Nepal, and to explore the relationship between management practices and output indicators of the hospitals by utilizing data collec

Journal Article
8 Oct 2019

Social, Formal, and Political Determinants of Trade under Weak Rule of Law: Experimental Evidence from Senegalese Firms

When contracting institutions are weak or exploitable, firms in developing countries rely on a mixture of social and formal heuristics to select business partners.

Working Paper
2 Oct 2019

The Political Determinants of Economic Exchange: Evidence from a Business Experiment in Senegal

Economic growth requires confidence in the state's ability to enforce secure exchange. But when states selectively enforce rule of law, political considerations can moderate the trust that buyers have in sellers.

Working Paper
2 Oct 2019

The Impact of Monitoring Technologies on Contracts and Employee Behavior: Experimental Evidence from Kenya's Matatu Industry

Agency theory suggests that moral hazard in employer-employee contracting constrains firm profits.

Working Paper
2 Oct 2019

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