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Competition and Entry in Agricultural Markets: Experimental Evidence from Kenya

African agricultural markets are characterized by low farmer revenues and high consumer food prices. Many have worried that this wedge is partially driven by imperfect competition among intermediaries.

Journal Article
1 Dec 2020

Product Market Competition and Management Quality among Small and Medium-sized Enterprises: Evidence from Burkina Faso

Gansonré and Ouédraogo (2020) examine how management quality is related to competition when firms are run by their founders instead of hired managers.

Working Paper
24 Nov 2020

Managerial Practices and Performance of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises: Evidence from Burkina Faso

Despite the growing interest in private enterprises' contribution to income growth and employment, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries are still experiencing a low performance.

Working Paper
24 Nov 2020

What is a Firm Census in a Developing Country? An Answer from Ghana

A burgeoning literature in economics uses firm census data to provide explanations for the very large differences in income per capita across countries.

Working Paper
1 Nov 2020

Tackling Youth Unemployment: Evidence from a Labor Market Experiment in Uganda

Alfonsi, Bandiera, Bassi, Burgess, Rasul, Sulaiman and Vitali (2020) design a labor market experiment to compare demand- and supply-side policies to tackle youth unemployment, a key issue in low-income countries.

Journal Article
1 Nov 2020

Gotta' Have Money to Make Money? Bargaining Behaviour and Financial Need of Microentrepreneurs

Bargaining over purchase prices with microenterprise owners in Ghana, Hardy et al. (2020) show that poorer sellers agree to significantly lower prices than wealthier peers.

Working Paper
1 Nov 2020

Misallocation in the Market for Inputs: Enforcement and the Organization of Production

The strength of contract enforcement determines how firms source inputs and organize production.

Journal Article
1 Nov 2020

Monitoring in Target Contracts: Theory and Experiment in Kenyan Public Transit

Kelley, Lane and Schönholzer (2020) develop a relational contracting model to study the role of monitoring in firms and evaluate the model experimentally in the field.

Working Paper
23 Oct 2020

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