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Price Setting Behaviour in Economic Community of West African States: Some Stylized Facts

This study analysed the stylized facts that characterised price-setting behaviour in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

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7 Sep 2021

Pollution in Ugandan Cities: Do Managers Avoid it or Adapt in Place?

Developing countries suffer from rising urban pollution levels, with associated negative effects on health and worker productivity. We study how managers in developing country cities cope with the polluted environment.

Working Paper
14 Jul 2021

TFP Estimation at the Firm Level: Do Fiscal Pressure, the Legal Form, and the Local Competition Matter for Firm Performance in Senegal

This paper reviews the state of the art in firm-level Total Factor Productivity (TFP) estimation by employing an unbalanced panel of 4,501 Senegalese firms in the Construction and Trade Services industries over the period 2008–2018.

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7 Jul 2021

Kinship Taxation as an Impediment to Growth: Experimental Evidence from Kenyan Microenterprises

This paper documents strong pressure on productive entrepreneurs in a developing country setting to share their income. This ‘kinship tax’ can distort productive decisions, including investment.

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7 Jul 2021

Monitoring in Small Firms: Experimental Evidence from Kenyan Public Transit

This paper was initially published in 2018 under the title 'The Impact of Monitoring Technologies on Contracts and Employee Behavior: Experimental Evidence from Kenya's Transit Industry'.

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2 Jul 2021

Repayment Flexibility and Risk Taking: Experimental Evidence from Credit Contracts

A widely held view is that small firms in developing countries are prevented from making profitable investments by lack of access to credit and insurance markets. One solution is to provide repayment flexibility in credit contracts.

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1 Apr 2021

The Effects of Multinationals on Workers: Evidence from Costa Rica

This paper estimates the effects of multinational corporations (MNCs) on workers. To that end, Alfaro-Ureña et al.

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1 Apr 2021

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 and ensure they are actually delivered.

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1 Mar 2021

Africa’s Manufacturing Puzzle: Evidence from Tanzanian and Ethiopian Firms

Recent growth accelerations in Africa are characterized by increasing productivity in agriculture, a declining share of the labor force employed in agriculture and declining productivity in modern sectors such as manufacturing.

Working Paper
3 Feb 2021

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