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Direct and Indirect Impacts of Credit for SMEs

This randomized controlled trial in partnership with a development bank in the Philippines employs credit scoring for small and medium enterprise (SME) lending and measures the impact of credit on SME growth - both directly for firms receiving loans and indirectly for their competitors.

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19 Jun 2015

Piloting an Internship Program for Young Ethiopian Entrepreneurs

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

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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.

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2 Jun 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.

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10 Apr 2015

Barriers to Private-Sector Arbitrage in Kenyan Maize Markets

Limited access to capital, risk of unpredictable price fluctuations, and the availability of more profitable alternatives may limit traders’ willingness to arbitrage away seasonal price fluctuations in African agricultural markets.

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24 Feb 2015

The Impact of Cartels in Low-Income Countries (ICLIC)

An estimation of the aggregate economic harm caused by cartels in developing countries provides evidence that it can be substantial irrespective of the scale of the economy in question.

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20 Feb 2015

The Impacts of Microfranchising on Young Women in Nairobi

This project piloted the first ever randomized evaluation of ‘microfranchising,’ measuring the impact of a program intended to help young women in Nairobi launch small-scale franchise businesses.

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30 Sep 2014

Gender and Investment: Impact of the EAC Integration process on Cross Border Investment by Female Investors

This project examines how the provision of information improves regulatory compliance and business behaviour by using survey data of women in cross-border trade at the Busia border in Uganda.

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23 Sep 2014

The Impact of Exporting: Evidence from a Randomised Trial

This project conducts a randomised field experiment in Egypt to study the channels through which export market access drives economic growth and reduces poverty.

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20 Aug 2014

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