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The Allocative Efficiency of Land in India

This study of misallocation of inputs and output in Indian manufacturing reveals that, although more productive establishments in India tend to produce more output, factors of production are grossly misallocated.

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28 Nov 2016

Performance Measurement of Hospitals in Nepal: An Application of the Management Approach

Management score is slightly higher for private hospitals (2.08) than public hospitals (1.94); however, this difference is not statistically significant, meaning that a different sample may show equal management scores between private and public hospitals.

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23 Nov 2016

Political Behaviour and Private Enterprises' Growth in Burkina Faso

Based on primary data collected from private enterprises, we show that political connection is practiced in Burkina Faso’s public procurements.

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21 Nov 2016

The Morale Effects of Pay Inequality

A month-long field experiment with full-time Indian manufacturing workers reveals that relative pay comparisons in the workplace have significant effects on worker attendance, effort, and social cohesion.

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16 Nov 2016

Interfirm Relationship and Business Performance

Regular meetings between managers of young Chinese firms substantially improved firm performance. Channels included learning from peers and new supplier-client matches.

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24 Oct 2016

Interacting and Sharing the Gains in Buyer-Seller Relationships: Garments in Bangladesh

An integral part of global supply chains is the selection by international buyers of trading partners in developing countries. However, our understanding of how buyers find a suitable long term supplier is limited.

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21 Oct 2016

Interest Rate Cap, Relationship Lending and Bank Competition in Bangladesh

Interest rate caps on loans are unarguably important policy tools in both developed and developing countries. In this project, Miyauchi attempts to empirically test whether this policy tool is effective in Bangladesh.

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21 Oct 2016

Kinship Taxation in the Lab and in the Field: Constraint on Microenterprise Growth?

Developing country entrepreneurs often face family pressure to share income. This pressure, a “kinship tax”, can discourage the most able entrepreneurs from expanding their firms.

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20 Oct 2016

The Value of Face-to-Face: Travel and the Information Costs of Trade

Distance between buyers and sellers can create information problems that pose a barrier to trade.

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15 Sep 2016

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