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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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29 Nov 2016

Assortative Matching of Exporters and Importers

This paper by Teshima, Sugita and Seira (2015) examines the mechanism determining the matching of exporting firms and importing firms. From transaction data of Mexican textile/apparel exports to the US, they report two new facts on exporter–importer matching at the product level.

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29 Nov 2016

All in the family? CEO succession and firm organization

Family firms are the most prevalent type of firm in the world and account for a large proportion of the economic activity and employment, especially in developing countries. We consider firms to be “family controlled” when the founding family owns over 25% of shares and the CEO is a family member.

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29 Nov 2016

Organizational Learning: Experimental Evidence from Bangladeshi Garment Factories

Organizational learning, or the sharing of knowledge among co-workers in firms, has long been assumed to be a key driver of productivity growth.

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29 Nov 2016

Competition, Financial Constraints and Misallocation: Plant-Level Evidence from Indian Manufacturing

This working paper by Galle (2018) demonstrates a dual impact of increased competition on misallocation in a setting with both oligopolistic competition and financial constraints.

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29 Nov 2016

Management and Shocks to Worker Productivity

In this working paper Adhvaryu, Kala and Nyshadham (2016) document how differences in managerial quality likely contribute significantly to firm productivity gaps between firms in developed and developing countries. But how specifically does management affect productivity?

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29 Nov 2016

Firms and the Decline in Earnings Inequality in Brazil

In this paper, published in the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, Alvarez, Benguria, Engbom and Moser (2018) document a large decline in earnings inequality in Brazil between 1996 and 2012.

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29 Nov 2016

Capital Allocation Across Sectors: Evidence from a Boom in Agriculture

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

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22 Nov 2016

It Takes Two: Experimental Evidence on the Determinants of Technology Diffusion

Previous studies of peer-to-peer technology diffusion have primarily focused on the decision of potential adopters. Equally relevant for observed diffusion in many contexts is the willingness of incumbent adopters to actively share technology.

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14 Nov 2016

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