Entrepreneurship

Training and Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Ghana

This project seeks to study the effects of accelerator training programmes in developing countries while also controlling for selection bias. 

Research Project
1 Mar 2024

Training Entrepreneurs

Aid agencies and governments spend more than a billion US$ on entrepreneurship training annually. What have we learned about the effectiveness of training? We review research on entrepreneurship training.

VoxDevLit
26 Sep 2023

Credit Supply Shocks and Firm Dynamics: Evidence from Brazil

We explore how financial constraints distort the entry decisions among otherwise productive entrepreneurs and limit growth of promising young firms.

Working Paper
19 Sep 2023

PEDL 2023 Workshop on Finance & Entrepreneurship

PEDL is hosting a Workshop on Finance & Entrepreneurship to encourage new research on Venture Capital and Private Equity markets in Africa.

News
7 Sep 2023

Long-Run Enterprise Responses to Redistribution: Experimental Evidence from Kenya

We study the longer-term (5-7 year) enterprise effects of a large-scale, randomised unconditional cash transfer programme in Kenya, which can provide important insights into enterprise responses to redistribution and social protection programmes.

Research Note
8 Aug 2023

Big Loans to Small Businesses: Predicting Winners and Losers in an Entrepreneurial Lending Experiment

We experimentally study the impact of relatively large enterprise loans in Egypt.

Working Paper
1 Jun 2023

Connections, Gender, and Access to State-Facilitated Private Sector Development: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Senegal

In developing countries, access to opportunities within the private sector are often unequally distributed. Advantages accrue to those with connections to the state or to those with privileged social status.

Research Note
22 Mar 2023

Business incubators and entrepreneurship development in Africa’s innovation systems: a bibliometric review

Business incubators are a useful policy tool for spurring and supporting entrepreneurial businesses, but we know too little about their impact in Africa.

Research Note
16 Mar 2023

Business incubators and entrepreneurship development in Africa’s innovation systems: a bibliometric review

Business incubators are a policy tool for spurring and supporting entrepreneurial businesses. In recent years, many African countries have established many of them.

Working Paper
9 Feb 2023

Female Microentrepreneurs: Is the Home Calling Louder than the Business?

Can female microentrepreneurs extend their working hours to seize additional business opportunities?

Research Note
29 Nov 2022

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