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The Light and the Heat: Productivity Co-benefits of Energy-saving Technology

Using detailed data from garment factories in Bangalore, India, Adhvaryu, Kala and Nyshadham (2014) estimate large, negative impacts of temperature on productive efficiency (actual over target output).

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16 Jul 2014

Consumer Price Rigidities in Lesotho: the Role of Outlet Characteristics and Competition

This paper extends the microeconomic empirical evidence on price setting in emerging economies using price and outlet survey data for Lesotho.

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17 Feb 2014

Borrower Switching Behavior, Market Dominance and Bank Competition of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Credit in Zambia

Using data collected from a sample of MSMEs located in urban areas of five major districts in Zambia, this paper investigates the existence and size of switching costs among Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) when borrowing formal bank credit.

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10 Jan 2014

Mobile Salary Payments in Afghanistan: Policy Implications and Lessons Learned

This policy paper by Blumenstock, Callen and Ghani (2013) shows, using a randomized controlled trial with a large Afghan firm, that paying salaries using mobile money instead of physical cash produces significant cost savings for the employer, boosts demand for the services of the mobile network ope

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3 Jan 2014

On the Origin of the State: Stationary Bandits and Taxation in Eastern Congo

Sanchez de la Sierra (2017) gathers panel data on armed actors in 650 locations of Eastern Congo to explain the emergence and trajectories of Tilly (1985)’s essential functions of the state.

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2 Jan 2014

The Golden Quadrilateral Highway Project and Urban/Rural Manufacturing in India

Ghani, Grover and Kerr (2013) use a difference-in-difference estimation strategy to compare non-nodal districts based on their distance from the highway system.

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12 Nov 2013

SME Registration: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial in Bangladesh

Informality is pervasive in developing countries. In Bangladesh, the majority of firms are informal and as such they might not have access to prime markets, while lowering the tax base.

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12 Nov 2013

Highway to Success: The Impact of the Golden Quadrilateral Project for the Location and Performance of Indian Manufacturing

The authors investigate the impact of the Golden Quadrilateral (GQ) highway project on the Indian organized manufacturing sector using enterprise data. The GQ project upgraded the quality and width of 5,846 km of roads in India.

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28 Oct 2013