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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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18 Oct 2016

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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14 Oct 2016

Entrepreneurship, Gender and the Constraints of Time: A Randomised Experiment on the Role of Access to Light

This paper by Hassan and Lucchino (2016) provides evidence about whether access to light, which relaxes the time constraint in relation to the number of productive hours available, can stimulate the emergence of currently pent-up productive potential, particularly of women.

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12 Oct 2016

Exporting Sweatshops? Evidence from Myanmar

There is a long-standing debate over the impact of global trade on workers and firms in developing countries. In this paper, Tanaka (2016) investigates the causal effect of exporting on working conditions and firm performance in Myanmar.

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9 Sep 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 medium-

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13 May 2016

Supply Chain Risk and the Pattern of Trade

In this paper, Eber and Malmberg (2015) analyze the interaction of supply chain risk and trade patterns.

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28 Apr 2016

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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10 Jul 2015

Who Wants to be an Entrepreneur and Why? A Study of Highly Educated Young Nigerians

Knowing why and when young persons want to be entrepreneurs is relevant for development policy in the face of high unemployment.

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26 May 2015

Competition and the Welfare Gains from Transportation Infrastructure: Evidence from the Golden Quadrilateral of India

A significant amount of resources is spent every year on the improvement of transportation infrastructure in developing countries.In this paper, Asturias, Garcia-Santana, and Ramos (2018) investigate the effects of one such large project,the Golden Quadrilateral in India.

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29 Apr 2015