Do Marketing Channel Reforms Increase Competition? Evidence from Indian Produce Markets

In this paper Alé Chilet and Itin-Shwartz (2020) study the effectiveness of marketing channel liberalization in increasing competition among traders and prices obtained by farmers for their produce.

Working Paper
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

Entry, Exit and the Hazards of Firms under Trade Liberalization: Evidence from Eswatini

The goal of this paper was to estimate an empirical hazard function of firms by determining the impact of selected firm characteristics and unobserved heterogeneity on a firm‟s survival time prior to exit during a period of de factor trade liberalization.

Working Paper
21 Jul 2020

Why Do African Firms Underinvest in Management Training? Experimental Evidence from Middle and Large Ethiopian Firms

This project involves an RCT in Ethiopia to test whether firms’ demand for training is influenced by the level of competition that they face in the market.

Research Project
1 Feb 2020

Productivity and Competition in India's Brick Industry

A detailed survey of the Indian brick industry shows substantial productivity dispersion, attributable to both technology differences as well as within-technology efficiency variation.

Research Note
7 Jan 2020

Market-level Effects of Competition: Prices, Quality and Mechanisms

This project will analyse how increased competition affects prices, quality, and firm entry and exit at the market level through a randomised rollout of new stores by an NGO with a reputation for high quality.

Research Project
1 Jan 2020

Pricing Decisions and Over-Entry of Delhi Fruit Vendors

This project explores the theory that the lack of price competition between vendors, and the subsequent oversupply of vendors, is caused by collusion and under-experimentation.

Research Project
1 Aug 2019

Market Competition, Management Practices and Performances of SMEs in Burkina Faso

This study analyses the relationship between management practices and SMEs performances and the effect of the level of market competitiveness on upgrading management practices.

Research Project
1 Jun 2018

Competition and Market Power in Deregulated Fertilizers in India

This paper by Beáta Itin-Shwartz (2017) investigates competition and market share dominance in the Indian fertilizer sector during a process of deregulation, using a newly constructed database.

Working Paper
10 Nov 2017

Cartel Damages to the Economy: An Assessment for Developing Countries

Competition policy implementation and enforcement, including cartel deterrence and detection, require substantial investments. Therefore, it is important to understand to what extent these investments are compensated in terms of prevented damages to consumers.

Book Chapter
1 Jun 2017