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Are Small Firms Labor Constrained? Experimental Evidence from Ghana

Hardy and McCasland (2017) report the results of a field experiment that randomly placed unemployed young people as apprentices with small firms in Ghana.

Working Paper
5 May 2017

Call Me Maybe: Experimental Evidence on Using Mobile Phones to Survey Microenterprises

Garlick, Orkin and Quinn (2017) run the first randomised controlled trial to compare microenterprise data from surveys of different frequency and medium. They randomly assign enterprises to monthly in-person, weekly in-person, or weekly phone panel surveys.

Working Paper
24 Apr 2017

Growing Markets through Business Training for Female Entrepreneurs: A Market-Level Randomized Experiment in Kenya

A common concern with efforts to directly help some small businesses to grow is that their growth comes at the expense of their unassisted competitors. In this study, McKenzie and Puerto (2017) test this possibility using a two-stage randomized experiment in Kenya.

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1 Mar 2017

Capital Allocation Across Regions, Sectors and Firms: Evidence from a Commodity Boom in Brazil

Bustos, Garber and Ponticelli (2016) study the allocation of capital across regions, sectors and firms. In particular, they assess to what extent growth in agricultural productivity can lead to an increase in the supply of credit in industry and services.

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1 Feb 2017

A Firm of One’s Own: Experimental Evidence on Credit Constraints and Occupational Choice

This study by Brudevold-Newman, Honorati, Jakiela and Ozier (2017) presents results from a randomized evaluation of two labor market interventions targeted to young women aged 18 to 19 years in three of Nairobi’s poorest neighborhoods.

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1 Feb 2017

On the Origins of the State: Stationary Bandits and Taxation in Eastern Congo

Sanchez de la Sierra (2017) gathers panel data on armed actors in 650 locations of Eastern Congo to explain the emergence and trajectories of Tilly (1985)’s essential functions of the state.

Working Paper
10 Jan 2017

Chinese Investment in Ghana's Manufacturing Sector

This paper by Xiaoyang (2016) uses Ghana as a case study to illustrate the extent to which Chinese manufacturing firms are driving manufacturing in an African country.

Working Paper
1 Dec 2016

Assessing the Spatial Concentration of Indonesia’s Manufacturing Sector: Evidence from Three Decades

Beyond the role of economic forces, many theories of economic geography emphasize the way politics can shape the spacial configuration of economic activity.

Working Paper
1 Dec 2016

The Value of Face-to-Face: Search and Contracting Problems in Nigerian Trade

Distance between buyers and sellers can create search and contracting problems: how to find out what goods are available in far away places, and ensure they are actually delivered?

Working Paper
27 Nov 2016

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