Productivity

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

Organizational Learning: Experimental Evidence from Bangladeshi Garment Factories

Organizational learning, or the sharing of knowledge among co-workers in firms, has long been assumed to be a key driver of productivity growth.

Working Paper
19 Dec 2016

Interfirm Relationship and Business Performance

In this paper published in The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Cai and Szeidl (2018) organized business associations for the owner-managers of randomly selected young Chinese firms to study the effect of business networks on firm performance.

Journal Article
24 Oct 2016

Household Matters: Revisiting the Returns to Capital among Female Micro-entrepreneurs

Several field experiments find positive returns to grants for male and not female micro-entrepreneurs. But these analyses overlook that female entrepreneurs often reside with a male business owner.

Journal Article
14 Oct 2014