Firm size and mobility: descriptive evidence from the Senegalese formal sector, 2008-2020

Since 2008, the 10% largest firms in Senegal have consistently accounted for 90% of the total revenue of the private formal sector.

Research Note
13 Mar 2023

Consumer search and firm location: Theory and evidence from the garment sector in Uganda

How do consumers’ information frictions affect firms’ choice of location within a city? This paper combines an original data collection and a quantitative equilibrium model of consumer search and firm location to answer this question.

Research Note
10 Mar 2023

Firm Survival and Turnover: Do Legal Form, Local Competition, Productivity, and Profitability Matter for Firms in Senegal?

This paper documents the determinants of firms’ probability of exiting from 2008 to 2020 in Senegal.

Working Paper
17 Nov 2022

Does the Invisible Hand Efficiently Guide Entry and Exit? Evidence from a Vegetable Market Experiment in India

What accounts for the ubiquity of small vendors operating side-by-side in the urban centers of developing countries? Why don’t competitive forces drive some vendors out of the market?

Working Paper
14 Jul 2022

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

We examine how management quality is related to product market competition when firms are managed by their founders instead of hired managers.

Journal Article
27 Jun 2022

Regulating Deforestation Through Supply Chains – Evidence from the Amazon

This project investigates how market structure in the beef supply chain affects optimal environmental policy in the Amazon.

Research Project
1 Jun 2022

TFP Estimation at the Firm Level: Do Fiscal Pressure, the Legal Form, and the Local Competition Matter for Firm Performance in Senegal

This paper reviews the state of the art in firm-level Total Factor Productivity (TFP) estimation by employing an unbalanced panel of 4,501 Senegalese firms in the Construction and Trade Services industries over the period 2008–2018.

Working Paper
7 Jul 2021

Fixed Costs, Markups and Concentration in Eswatini (Swaziland): A Firm-level Analysis of Panel Data

This paper documents the evolution of markups and concentration, detects causality between firm churning and markups/concentration, and determines the impact of fixed costs on markups.

Journal Article
26 Jun 2021

Market Competition, Management Practices, and Performances of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in Burkina Faso

This project highlights how improving managerial practices may foster the development of the private sector and how the economic environment may create incentives for better management among small and medium-sized enterprises in low-income countries.

Research Note
20 May 2021

Market Concentration, Rent Extraction and Minimum Wage in Senegal

This project will build a unique panel dataset of the universe of formal Senegalese firms from 2007 to 2020 before evaluating the impact of the recent increase in the national minimum wage.

Research Project
1 Jan 2021