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Finding a Path to Formalization in Benin: Early Results after the Introduction of the Entreprenant Legal Status

In April 2014, the Government of Benin launched the entreprenant status, a simplified and free legal regime offered to small informal businesses to enter the formal economy.

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1 Dec 2015

Turnover Taxes and Productivity: Evidence from a Brazilian Tax Reform

Caprettini and Ciccone (2015) exploit a Brazilian tax reform to study the productivity losses caused by taxes on turnover, a type of tax that distorts transactions between firms and that is common in developing countries.

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29 Nov 2015

Effects of Land Misallocation on Capital Allocations in India

Growing research and policy interest focuses on the misallocation of output and factors of production in developing economies. This working paper by Kerr, Duranton, Grover and Ghani (2016) considers the possible misallocation of financial loans.

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1 Oct 2015

Business as Unusual. An Explanation of the Increase of Private Economic Activity in High-Conflict Areas in Afghanistan

In this paper, Ciarli, Kofol, and Menon (2015) use a unique dataset that combines spatial detailed information on conflict events and on households' activity, to show a positive and significant correlation between violent conflict and entrepreneurship in Afghanistan.

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25 Jun 2015

The Life Cycle of South African Manufacturing Firms

In this paper Andrew Kerr (2015) uses a new source of firm level panel data to describe and better understand the life cycle of South African manufacturing firms.

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1 Jun 2015

An Introduction to the Manpower Survey Data

In this report Andrew Kerr (2015) describes the Manpower Surveys (MS).

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1 Jun 2015

The Misallocation of Land and Other Factors of Production in India

This paper by Kerr, Duranton, Grover and Ghandi (2015) quantifies the misallocation of manufacturing output and factors of production between establishments across Indian districts during 1989–2010.

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1 Mar 2015

Short-Term Impacts of Formalization Assistance and a Bank Information Session on Business Registration and Access to Finance in Malawi

Despite regulatory efforts designed to make it easier for firms to formalize, informality remains extremely high among firms in Sub-Saharan Africa. In most of the region, business registration in a national registry is separate from tax registration.

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1 Jan 2015

Spatial Competition among Financial Service Providers and Optimal Contract Design

In this working paper Townsend and Zhorin (2014) present a contract-based model of industrial organization that allows us to consider in a unified way both different information frictions (moral hazard, adverse selection, both) and a variety of market structures (monopoly, imperfect competition,

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28 Dec 2014

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