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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: Policy Implications and Lessons Learned

This policy paper by Blumenstock, Callen and Ghani (2013) shows, using a randomized controlled trial with a large Afghan firm, that paying salaries using mobile money instead of physical cash produces significant cost savings for the employer, boosts demand for the services of the mobile network ope

Working Paper
1 Nov 2013

Product Market Price Integration in Developing Countries

Widespread empirical evidence of price discrimination in markets for goods and services suggests that national markets should be viewed as segmented rather than integrated. Yet, this research is almost entirely driven by studies of price setting behaviour in developed countries.

Working Paper
1 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

The Golden Quadrilateral Highway Project and Urban/Rural Manufacturing in India

This study investigates the impact of the Golden Quadrilateral highway project on the urban and rural growth of Indian manufacturing. The Golden Quadrilateral project upgraded the quality and width of 5,846 km of roads in India.

Working Paper
1 Sep 2013

SME’s registration Evidence from an RCT in Bangladesh

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.

Journal Article
1 Sep 2013

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