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Small business training to improve management practices in developing countries: re-assessing the evidence for ‘training doesn’t work’

Despite the popularity of business training among policy-makers, its use has faced increasing scepticism. Most of the first randomized experiments could not detect statistically significant impacts of training on firm profits or sales.

Journal Article
29 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

Measuring the unmeasured: Aggregating, anchoring, and adjusting to estimate small business performance

Business sales and profits for small firms are notoriously difficult to measure, with multiple sources of measurement and recall error.

Journal Article
1 Jun 2021

Social Origins of Dictatorships: Elite Networks and Political Transitions in Haiti

Existing theories of democratic reversals emphasize that elites mount actions like coups when democracy is particularly threatening to their interests.

Journal Article
21 May 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

Earnings Inequality and the Minimum Wage: Evidence from Brazil

Moser and Engbom (2021) show that a rise in the minimum wage accounts for a large decline in earnings inequality in Brazil since 1994. To this end, they combine rich administrative and survey data with an equilibrium model of the Brazilian labour market.

Working Paper
11 May 2021

Microfinance

Microfinance has become a widely used tool to provide credit to areas and populations that traditionally lack access to conventional banking services.

VoxDevLit
10 May 2021

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