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Management in Pakistan: First Evidence from Punjab

In this working paper Bloom, Lemos, Choudhary and Van Reenen (2016) collect data on management practices in the Punjab region of Pakistan (PK-MOPS) following the MOPS approach pioneered by Bloom et al (2013) for US manufacturing plants.

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16 May 2016

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

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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1 Mar 2016

A Market Based Solution for Fire Sales and Other Pecuniary Externalities

In this working paper Kilenthong and Townsend (2016) show how bundling, exclusivity and additional markets internalize fire sale and other pecuniary externalities. Ex ante competition can achieve a constrained efficient allocation.

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1 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.

Working Paper
1 Jan 2016

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