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Economic Reforms and Product Market Integration in Developing Countries: An Empirical Investigation Using Retail Prices in Zambia

In spite of extensive trade reforms, markets for goods and services are not fully integrated across countries. Less appreciated also is that product markets within countries are frequently not integrated.

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1 May 2016

Supply Chain Risk and the Pattern of Trade

Eber and Malmberg (2016) analyze the interaction of supply chain risk and trade patterns. They construct a model that yields a novel determinant of comparative advantage. In the model, countries with low supply chain risk specialize in risk-sensitive goods.

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10 Apr 2016

Economic Development, Flow of Funds and the Equilibrium Interaction of Financial Frictions

In this working paper Moll, Townsend and Zhorin (2016) use a variety of different data sets from Thailand to study not only the extremes of micro and macro variables but also within-country flow of funds and labor migration.

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27 Mar 2016

Kinship Taxation as a Constraint to Microenterprise Growth: Experimental Evidence from Kenya

Developing country entrepreneurs face family pressure to share income. This pressure, a kinship tax, can distort capital allocations.

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13 Jan 2016

Learning from China? Manufacturing, Investment, and Technology Transfer in Nigeria

As China’s economic boom has boosted domestic growth and income, higher wage costs are moving an increasing number of Chinese firms overseas.

Working Paper
1 Jan 2016

The Economics of Platforms in a Walrasian Framework

In this working paper Townsend and Jain (2016) present a tractable model of platform competition in a general equilibrium setting, allowing multiple platforms to emerge.

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1 Jan 2016

A Snapshot of Mid-sized Firms in Africa, Asia and Latin America

In this report, Lemos and Scur (2015) provide a basic set of aggregate descriptive data at the country-level collected through the World Management Survey (WMS) waves, including management practices, work-life balance practices, human capital, decentralization and available infrastructure in medi

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1 Dec 2015

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.

Working Paper
1 Dec 2015

Violence and Financial Decisions: Evidence from Mobile Money in Afghanistan

Blumenstock, Callen and Ghani (2015) provide evidence that violence affects how people make financial decisions.

Working Paper
1 Dec 2015

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