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Monitoring and Intrinsic Motivation: Evidence from Liberia’s Trucking Firms

Severe information asymmetries are thought to make contracting particularly difficult within (and across) firms in developing countries.

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19 Nov 2017

Competition and Market Power in Deregulated Fertilizers in India

This paper by Beáta Itin-Shwartz (2017) investigates competition and market share dominance in the Indian fertilizer sector during a process of deregulation, using a newly constructed database.

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10 Nov 2017

Interest Rate Caps, Relationship Lending, and Bank Competition: Evidence from Bangladesh

Miyauchi (2017) studies the short and long-term impacts of the interest rate caps on loans for large and medium-sized manufacturing enterprises introduced in 2009 and lifted in 2011 and 2012 in Bangladesh.

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10 Nov 2017

Management as a Technology

Are some management practices akin to a technology that can explain company and national productivity, or do they simply reflect contingent management styles?

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8 Oct 2017

Horizontal and Vertical Polarization: Task-Specific Technological Change in a Multi-Sector Economy

Lee and Shin (2017) analyze the effect of technological change in a novel framework that integrates an economy's skill distribution with its occupational and industrial structure. Individuals become managers or workers based on their managerial vs.

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21 Sep 2017

The Growth Dynamics of New Export Entrants in Kenya: a Survival Analysis

Chacha and Edwards (2017) use firm-level transaction dataset from Kenya to examine the entry and growth dynamics of new exporters in international markets and the factors associated with survival in foreign markets.

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18 Sep 2017

Is There an Energy-Efficiency Gap? Experimental Evidence from Indian Manufacturing Plants

Climate policy pushes energy-efficiency investments as a means to reduce energy consumption, and thus greenhouse gas emissions, in developing countries.

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16 Aug 2017

Price Effects of Borders Between Lesotho and South Africa

Despite efforts to increase integration within Africa, product markets remain segmented between countries.

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1 Jun 2017

Are Small Firms Labor Constrained? Experimental Evidence from Ghana

Hardy and McCasland (2017) report the results of a field experiment that randomly placed unemployed young people as apprentices with small firms in Ghana.

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5 May 2017