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Price Integration in Low-Income Countries: Market Structure and Retail Price-Setting Behaviour in Lesotho

This research note by Mamello Nchake and Lawrence Edwards (both University of Cape Town) summarizes the authors' stylised findings on price-setting behaviour among retail outlets in Lesotho using disaggregated product price data.

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2 May 2014

Highways, Firm Productivity, and Allocative Efficiency in India

In this study of a large scale highway upgrade project in India, called the Golden Quadrilateral (GQ), Kerr, Grover and Ghani (2013) find several positive effects on the organized sector for non-nodal districts located in proximity with the GQ vis-à-vis other districts — most notably higher entry ra

Research Note
3 Jan 2014

The Role of Foreign Investment in Ethiopia’s Leather Value Chain

A census of formal firms in the Ethiopian leather industry reveals that the change in government policy was successful in attracting foreign direct investment in the processing of raw hides and in the manufacturing of leather products.

Research Note
3 Dec 2013

Exploring dynamics in South African firms: small firms, large firms and labour market rigidity

Firm-level survey data for the period 2005-2011 in South Africa suggest that large firms have higher rates of net job creation than small firms and that there is a relatively high reallocation of employment across South African firms.

Research Note
26 Nov 2013

Mobile Salary Payments in Afghanistan

This research note by Blumenstock, Callen and Ghani (2013) outlines the impact of mobile salary payments on transaction costs for the employer, demand for mobile services and employees' savings.

Research Note
17 Oct 2013

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