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Working Papers

2020

  1. Challenges of Change: An Experiment Promoting Women to Managerial Roles in the Bangladeshi Garment Sector
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2020) Downloads View citations (3)

2019

  1. Gender Wage Gaps and Worker Mobility: Evidence from the Garment Sector in Bangladesh
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (5)
    Also in CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2019) Downloads View citations (5)
  2. Micro-Equity for Microenterprises
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads
    Also in CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2019) Downloads

2018

  1. Can Mobile-Linked Bank Accounts Bolster Savings? Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial in Sri Lanka
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (1)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2018) Downloads View citations (2)
  2. Information and Bargaining through Agents: Experimental Evidence from Mexico's Labor Courts
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2018) Downloads

2016

  1. Business Practices in Small Firms in Developing Countries
    The Warwick Economics Research Paper Series (TWERPS), University of Warwick, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (13)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2015) Downloads View citations (15)
    CAGE Online Working Paper Series, Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) (2016) Downloads View citations (13)
    Economic Research Papers, University of Warwick - Department of Economics (2016) Downloads View citations (13)
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank (2015) Downloads View citations (15)
  2. Identifying gazelles: expert panels vs. surveys as a means to identify firms with rapid growth potential
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (4)
    Also in CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2015) Downloads
    CAGE Online Working Paper Series, Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) (2014) Downloads View citations (8)

    See also Journal Article in World Bank Economic Review (2017)
  3. Labor Drops: Experimental Evidence on the Return to Additional Labor in Microenterprises
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (2)
    Also in Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank (2016) Downloads View citations (2)

    See also Journal Article in American Economic Journal: Applied Economics (2019)
  4. What Are the Headwaters of Formal Savings? Experimental Evidence from Sri Lanka
    CAGE Online Working Paper Series, Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) Downloads
    Also in Working Paper Series, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government (2015) Downloads View citations (4)
    CID Working Papers, Center for International Development at Harvard University (2014) Downloads View citations (11)
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2014) Downloads View citations (14)
    Working Papers, eSocialSciences (2014) Downloads View citations (12)

    See also Journal Article in Review of Economic Studies (2019)

2015

  1. Challenges of Change: An Experiment Training Women to Manage in the Bangladeshi Garment Sector
    The Warwick Economics Research Paper Series (TWERPS), University of Warwick, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (8)
    Also in Economic Research Papers, University of Warwick - Department of Economics (2015) Downloads View citations (8)
    CAGE Online Working Paper Series, Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) (2015) Downloads View citations (8)
  2. The market for training services: a demand experiment with Bangladeshi garment factories
    LSE Research Online Documents on Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library Downloads View citations (1)
    See also Journal Article in American Economic Review (2015)

2014

  1. Supervisory Management and Productivity Dispersion in the Bangladeshi Garment Sector
    2014 Meeting Papers, Society for Economic Dynamics
  2. What Generates Growth in Microenterprises? Experimental Evidence on Capital, Labor and Training
    CAGE Online Working Paper Series, Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) Downloads

2013

  1. What are we learning from business training and entrepreneurship evaluations around the developing world?
    CAGE Online Working Paper Series, Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) Downloads View citations (43)
    Also in CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2013) Downloads View citations (43)
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) (2012) Downloads View citations (32)
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank (2012) Downloads View citations (35)

    See also Journal Article in World Bank Research Observer (2014)

2012

  1. Business Training and Female Enterprise Start-Up, Growth, and Dynamics: Experimental Evidence from Sri Lanka
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Downloads View citations (12)
    Also in Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank (2012) Downloads View citations (13)
    CAGE Online Working Paper Series, Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) (2012) Downloads View citations (16)

    See also Journal Article in Journal of Development Economics (2014)
  2. Business Training for New and Existing Female-Owned Firms in Sri Lanka
    World Bank Other Operational Studies, The World Bank Downloads View citations (1)
  3. Do Informal Firms Want to Formalize and Does It Help Them If They Do?
    World Bank Other Operational Studies, The World Bank Downloads
  4. Long Term Impacts of One Off Grants to Microenterprises
    World Bank Other Operational Studies, The World Bank Downloads View citations (1)
  5. The Demand for, and Consequences of, Formalization among Informal Firms in Sri Lanka
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Downloads View citations (13)
    Also in Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank (2012) Downloads View citations (14)
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2012) Downloads View citations (15)

    See also Journal Article in American Economic Journal: Applied Economics (2013)

2011

  1. Capital, Gender, and Microenterprise Growth in Ghana
    World Bank Other Operational Studies, The World Bank Downloads
  2. Mexican Microenterprise Investment and Employment: The Role of Remittances
    IDB Publications (Working Papers), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads View citations (1)
    Also in INTAL Working Papers, Inter-American Development Bank, INTAL (2007) Downloads View citations (11)
  3. When is capital enough to get female enterprises growing ? evidence from a randomized experiment in Ghana
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (25)
  4. When is capital enough to get female microenterprises growing? Evidence from a randomized experiment in Ghana
    CSAE Working Paper Series, Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford Downloads View citations (42)
    Also in CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2011) Downloads View citations (81)
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2011) Downloads View citations (43)
    CAGE Online Working Paper Series, Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) (2011) Downloads View citations (50)

2010

  1. Enterprise recovery following natural disasters
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (1)
    See also Journal Article in Economic Journal (2012)
  2. Using PDA consistency checks to increase the precision of profits and sales measurement in panels
    CSAE Working Paper Series, Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford Downloads View citations (2)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Development Economics (2012)

2009

  1. Innovative Firms or Innovative Owners? Determinants of Innovation in Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Downloads View citations (22)
    Also in Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank (2009) Downloads View citations (18)
  2. Remittances and banking sector breadth and depth: evidence from Mexico
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (1)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Development Economics (2011)

2008

  1. Are Women More Credit Constrained? Experimental Evidence on Gender and Microenterprise Returns
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Downloads View citations (6)
    Also in Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank (2008) Downloads View citations (8)

    See also Journal Article in American Economic Journal: Applied Economics (2009)
  2. Mexican-American Entrepreneurship
    CEPR Discussion Papers, Centre for Economic Policy Research, Research School of Economics, Australian National University Downloads View citations (2)
    Also in IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) (2008) Downloads View citations (1)

    See also Journal Article in The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy (2010)
  3. Who Are the Microenterprise Owners? Evidence from Sri Lanka on Tokman v. de Soto
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Downloads View citations (21)
    Also in Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank (2008) Downloads View citations (14)

2007

  1. Measuring microenterprise profits: don't ask how the sausage is made
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (19)
  2. Returns to Capital in Microenterprises: Evidence from a Field Experiment
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Downloads View citations (14)
    Also in Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank (2007) Downloads View citations (37)

    See also Journal Article in The Quarterly Journal of Economics (2009)

2006

  1. Mexican Entrepreneurship: A Comparison of Self-Employment in Mexico and the United States
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Downloads
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2005) Downloads View citations (2)

    See also Chapter (2007)

2004

  1. The quality of the legal system, firm ownership, andfirm size
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (4)
    See also Journal Article in The Review of Economics and Statistics (2007)

2003

  1. Why Do Firms Hide? Bribes and Unofficial Activity after Communism
    Public Economics, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads View citations (19)
    Also in CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (1999) Downloads View citations (11)

    See also Journal Article in Journal of Public Economics (2000)

2002

  1. Property Rights and Finance
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (346)
    See also Journal Article in American Economic Review (2002)

2001

  1. Courts and Relational Contracts
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (16)

1999

  1. Contract Enforcement in Transition
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (35)

1998

  1. Inter-Firm Relationships and Informal Credit in Vietnam
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (8)
    Also in William Davidson Institute Working Papers Series, William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan (1998) Downloads View citations (30)

    See also Journal Article in The Quarterly Journal of Economics (1999)

1996

  1. Trust and Search in Vietnam's Emerging Private Sector
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (7)

1995

  1. Formal Measures of the Informal Sector Wage Gap in Mexico, El Salvador, and Peru
    Boston College Working Papers in Economics, Boston College Department of Economics Downloads View citations (37)
    See also Journal Article in Economic Development and Cultural Change (1997)

Journal Articles

2019

  1. Labor Drops: Experimental Evidence on the Return to Additional Labor in Microenterprises
    American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2019, 11, (1), 202-35 Downloads View citations (9)
    See also Working Paper (2016)
  2. What Are the Headwaters of Formal Savings? Experimental Evidence from Sri Lanka
    Review of Economic Studies, 2019, 86, (6), 2491-2529 Downloads View citations (2)
    See also Working Paper (2016)

2017

  1. Identifying Gazelles: Expert Panels vs. Surveys as a Means to Identify Firms with Rapid Growth Potential
    World Bank Economic Review, 2017, 31, (3), 670-686 Downloads View citations (6)
    See also Working Paper (2016)

2015

  1. The Market for Training Services: A Demand Experiment with Bangladeshi Garment Factories
    American Economic Review, 2015, 105, (5), 300-304 Downloads View citations (1)
    See also Working Paper (2015)

2014

  1. Business training and female enterprise start-up, growth, and dynamics: Experimental evidence from Sri Lanka
    Journal of Development Economics, 2014, 106, (C), 199-210 Downloads View citations (59)
    See also Working Paper (2012)
  2. Microenterprise growth and the flypaper effect: Evidence from a randomized experiment in Ghana
    Journal of Development Economics, 2014, 106, (C), 211-226 Downloads View citations (89)
  3. What Are We Learning from Business Training and Entrepreneurship Evaluations around the Developing World?
    World Bank Research Observer, 2014, 29, (1), 48-82 Downloads View citations (95)
    See also Working Paper (2013)

2013

  1. Deposit Collecting: Unbundling the Role of Frequency, Salience, and Habit Formation in Generating Savings
    American Economic Review, 2013, 103, (3), 387-92 Downloads View citations (4)
  2. The Demand for, and Consequences of, Formalization among Informal Firms in Sri Lanka
    American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2013, 5, (2), 122-50 Downloads View citations (54)
    See also Working Paper (2012)

2012

  1. Enterprise Recovery Following Natural Disasters
    Economic Journal, 2012, 122, (559), 64-91 Downloads View citations (28)
    See also Working Paper (2010)
  2. Using PDA consistency checks to increase the precision of profits and sales measurement in panels
    Journal of Development Economics, 2012, 98, (1), 51-57 Downloads View citations (23)
    See also Working Paper (2010)

2011

  1. Remittances and banking sector breadth and depth: Evidence from Mexico
    Journal of Development Economics, 2011, 95, (2), 229-241 Downloads View citations (58)
    See also Working Paper (2009)

2010

  1. Mexican-American Entrepreneurship
    The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 2010, 10, (1), 1-44 Downloads View citations (7)
    See also Working Paper (2008)
  2. Wage Subsidies for Microenterprises
    American Economic Review, 2010, 100, (2), 614-18 Downloads View citations (9)

2009

  1. Are Women More Credit Constrained? Experimental Evidence on Gender and Microenterprise Returns
    American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2009, 1, (3), 1-32 Downloads View citations (111)
    See also Working Paper (2008)
  2. Measuring microenterprise profits: Must we ask how the sausage is made?
    Journal of Development Economics, 2009, 88, (1), 19-31 Downloads View citations (164)
  3. Returns to Capital in Microenterprises: Evidence from a Field Experiment
    The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2009, 124, (1), 423-423 Downloads
    Also in The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2008, 123, (4), 1329-1372 (2008) Downloads View citations (411)

    See also Working Paper (2007)

2008

  1. Experimental Evidence on Returns to Capital and Access to Finance in Mexico
    World Bank Economic Review, 2008, 22, (3), 457-482 Downloads View citations (117)
  2. Mental health recovery and economic recovery after the tsunami: High-frequency longitudinal evidence from Sri Lankan small business owners
    Social Science & Medicine, 2008, 66, (3), 582-595 Downloads View citations (9)
  3. The Impact of Short-Term Credit on Microenterprises: Evidence from the Fincomun-Bimbo Program in Mexico
    Economic Development and Cultural Change, 2008, 56, (4), 829-849 Downloads View citations (15)

2007

  1. Migration networks and microenterprises in Mexico
    Journal of Development Economics, 2007, 82, (2), 509-528 Downloads View citations (254)
  2. The Quality of the Legal System, Firm Ownership, and Firm Size
    The Review of Economics and Statistics, 2007, 89, (4), 601-614 Downloads View citations (89)
    See also Working Paper (2004)

2006

  1. Do Entry Costs Provide an Empirical Basis for Poverty Traps? Evidence from Mexican Microenterprises
    Economic Development and Cultural Change, 2006, 55, (1), 3-42 Downloads View citations (70)

2004

  1. Symposium on Transition in Vietnam
    The Economics of Transition, 2004, 12, (2), 193-199 Downloads

2002

  1. Inequality and Intergenerational Mobility in Schooling: The Case of Mexico
    Economic Development and Cultural Change, 2002, 50, (2), 249-67 Downloads View citations (27)
  2. Non-contractible investments and vertical integration in the Mexican footwear industry
    International Journal of Industrial Organization, 2002, 20, (8), 1197-1224 Downloads View citations (42)
  3. Property Rights and Finance
    American Economic Review, 2002, 92, (5), 1335-1356 Downloads View citations (311)
    See also Working Paper (2002)
  4. The Central Role of Entrepreneurs in Transition Economies
    Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2002, 16, (3), 153-170 Downloads View citations (226)

2001

  1. Review of de Soto's The Mystery of Capital
    Journal of Economic Literature, 2001, 39, (4), 1215-1223 Downloads View citations (17)

2000

  1. Entrepreneurs and the Ordering of Institutional Reform: Poland, Slovakia, Romania, Russia and Ukraine Compared
    The Economics of Transition, 2000, 8, (1), 1-36 Downloads View citations (68)
  2. Why do firms hide? Bribes and unofficial activity after communism
    Journal of Public Economics, 2000, 76, (3), 495-520 Downloads View citations (193)
    See also Working Paper (2003)

1999

  1. Dispute Prevention without Courts in Vietnam
    Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, 1999, 15, (3), 637-58 View citations (100)
  2. Inflation Stabilization and the Vanishing Size-Wage Effect
    ILR Review, 1999, 53, (1), 103-122 Downloads
  3. Interfirm Relationships and Informal Credit in Vietnam
    The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1999, 114, (4), 1285-1320 Downloads View citations (302)
    See also Working Paper (1998)

1998

  1. Contract enforcement and trade liberalization in Mexico's footwear industry
    World Development, 1998, 26, (6), 979-991 Downloads View citations (34)

1997

  1. Formal Measures of the Informal-Sector Wage Gap in Mexico, El Salvador, and Peru
    Economic Development and Cultural Change, 1997, 45, (2), 367-92 Downloads View citations (45)
    See also Working Paper (1995)

1994

  1. Domestic Politics, Foreign Interests, and International Trade Policy: Comment
    American Economic Review, 1994, 84, (5), 1474-75 Downloads View citations (2)

Chapters

2010

  1. Who are the Microenterprise Owners? Evidence from Sri Lanka on Tokman versus De Soto
    A chapter in International Differences in Entrepreneurship, 2010, pp 63-87 Downloads View citations (16)

2007

  1. Mexican Entrepreneurship: A Comparison of Self-Employment in Mexico and the United States
    A chapter in Mexican Immigration to the United States, 2007, pp 123-158 Downloads View citations (4)
    See also Working Paper (2006)

2006

  1. Measuring Institutions
    Chapter 3 in International Handbook on the Economics of Corruption, 2006 Downloads View citations (6)
 
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