SME’s registration Evidence from an RCT in Bangladesh

Journal Article
Published on 1 September 2013


Firms' informality is pervasive in Bangladesh. In this paper published in Economics Letters, De Giorgi and Rahman (2013) implemented an information campaign on registration and find that the treatment made firms more aware, but had no impact on registration. Low benefits and high indirect costs appear to be barriers to formality.


Giacomo De Giorgi

University of Geneva

Aminur Rahman

World Bank