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Credit information and firms’ access to finance : evidence from an alternative measure of credit constraints (English)

This note analyzes the role of credit information in firms’ access to finance using a credit constraint variable from World Bank Enterprise Surveys and credit information data from Doing Business for 111 economies. ... See More +

Brief 117973 JUL 01, 2017

Chavez Sanchez,Edgar Ivan Disclosed

Job fairs : matching firms and workers in a field experiment in Ethiopia (English)

Do matching frictions affect youth employment in developing countries? This paper studies a randomized controlled trial of job fairs in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8092 JUN 07, 2017

Abebe,Girum; Caria,Stefano; Fafchamps,Marcel; Falco,Paolo; Franklin,Simon; Quinn,Simon Redmond; Shilpi,Forhad J. Disclosed

Firm dynamics, productivity growth, and job creation in developing countries : the role of micro- and small enterprises (English)

The conventional wisdom on firm dynamics, productivity growth, and job creation in developingcountries is based on data that, by design, excludes a vast number of micro- and small enterprises, many of which are informal. ... See More +

Journal Article 112521 FEB 01, 2015

Li,Yue-000316086; Rama,Martin G. Disclosed

A helping hand or the long arm of the law? : experimental evidence on what governments can do to formalize firms (English)

The authors conducted a field experiment in Belo Horizonte, Brazil to test which government actions work to encourage informal firms to register. ... See More +

Journal Article 112478 OCT 23, 2014

de Andrade, Gustavo Henrique; Bruhn,Miriam; Mckenzie,David J. Disclosed