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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 medium-

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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.

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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.

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1 Dec 2015

Turnover Taxes and Productivity: Evidence from a Brazilian Tax Reform

Caprettini and Ciccone (2015) exploit a Brazilian tax reform to study the productivity losses caused by taxes on turnover, a type of tax that distorts transactions between firms and that is common in developing countries.

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29 Nov 2015

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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1 Oct 2015

Distinguishing Constraints on Financial Inclusion and Their Impact on GDP, TFP, and Inequality

In this working paper Townsend, Dabla-Norris, Ji and Unsal (2015) develop a micro-founded general equilibrium model with heterogeneous agents and three dimensions of financial inclusion: access (determined by a participation cost), depth (determined by a borrowing constraint), and intermediation eff

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8 Jul 2015

Business as Unusual. An Explanation of the Increase of Private Economic Activity in High-Conflict Areas in Afghanistan

In this paper, Ciarli, Kofol, and Menon (2015) use a unique dataset that combines spatial detailed information on conflict events and on households' activity, to show a positive and significant correlation between violent conflict and entrepreneurship in Afghanistan.

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25 Jun 2015

The Life Cycle of South African Manufacturing Firms

In this paper Andrew Kerr (2015) uses a new source of firm level panel data to describe and better understand the life cycle of South African manufacturing firms.

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1 Jun 2015

An Introduction to the Manpower Survey Data

In this report Andrew Kerr (2015) describes the Manpower Surveys (MS).

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1 Jun 2015

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