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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

Fostering Innovation through Empowered Workers - Experimental Evidence from the Bangladeshi Garment Industry

Informational constraints are often a crucial barrier to adoption of innovations in firms. How can firms overcome this barrier and increase upward flows of ideas?

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1 May 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.

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3 Feb 2021

Managerial Quality and Productivity Dynamics

Do productivity and managerial quality vary within the firm? If so which managerial traits and practices matter most for team productivity? Combining granular garment production data with survey data on managers across 120 production lines in India, Adhvaryu et al.

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7 Jan 2021

Asset-based Microfinance for Microenterprises: Evidence from Pakistan

We conduct a field experiment offering graduated microcredit clients the opportunity to finance a business asset worth four times their previous borrowing limit. We implement this using a hire-purchase contract; our control group is offered a zero-interest loan.

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1 Jan 2021

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