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What is a Firm Census in a Developing Country? An Answer from Ghana

A burgeoning literature in economics uses firm census data to provide explanations for the very large differences in income per capita across countries.

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1 Nov 2020

Monitoring in Target Contracts: Theory and Experiment in Kenyan Public Transit

Kelley, Lane and Schönholzer (2020) develop a relational contracting model to study the role of monitoring in firms and evaluate the model experimentally in the field.

Working Paper
23 Oct 2020

From Micro to Macro in an Equilibrium Diffusion Model

Brooks, Donovan and Johnson (2020) show how exogenous variation in individual-level interactions identifies critical diffusion parameters in a wide class of general equilibrium firm diffusion models.

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1 Oct 2020

Cutting Out the Middleman: The Structure of Chains of Intermediation

Finished goods may pass along a whole chain of intermediaries on their way from producers to consumers.

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1 Oct 2020

Rule of Law and Female Entrepreneurship

Commerce requires trust, but trust is difficult when one group consistently fears expropriation by another.

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29 Sep 2020

The Market-Reach of Pandemics: Evidence from Female Workers in Ethiopia’s Ready-Made Garment Industry

In a globalized world, pandemics transmit impacts through markets. Meyer et al.

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28 Aug 2020

Technical Efficiency, Input Reallocation and Productivity Growth: Panel Data Evidence

Is the effect of labour reallocation on aggregate labour productivity growth less than the effect of real productivity? A robust finding in meta-analyses by Bartelsman et al. (2004) and Paǵes et al. (2008) is affirmative.

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7 Aug 2020

Industrialization without Innovation

The introduction of labor-saving technologies in agriculture can release workers who find occupation in the manufacturing sector. The traditional view is that this structural transformation process leads to economic growth.

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1 Aug 2020

Entry, Exit and the Hazards of Firms under Trade Liberalization: Evidence from Eswatini

The goal of this paper was to estimate an empirical hazard function of firms by determining the impact of selected firm characteristics and unobserved heterogeneity on a firm‟s survival time prior to exit during a period of de factor trade liberalization.

Working Paper
21 Jul 2020

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