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Firing costs and flexibility : evidence from firms' employment responses to shocks in India (English)

A key prediction of dynamic labor demand models is that firing restrictions attenuate firms’ employment responses to economic fluctuations. The authors provide the first direct test of this prediction using data from India. ... See More +

Journal Article 127014 JAN 01, 2018

Adhvaryu,Achyuta R.; Chari, A. V.; Sharma,Siddharth Disclosed

Do crises catalyze creative destruction? : firm-level evidence from Indonesia (English)

Using Indonesian manufacturing census data (1991-2001), this paper rejects the hypothesis that the East Asian crisis unequivocally improved the reallocative process. ... See More +

Journal Article 84964 DEC 01, 2013

Hallward-Driemeier,Mary C.; Rijkers,Bob Disclosed

The economics of consanguineous marriages (English)

This paper provides an economic rationale for the practice of consanguineous marriages observed in parts of the developing world. In a model of incomplete marriage markets, dowries are viewed as ex ante transfers made from the bride's family to the groom's family when the promise of ex post gifts and bequests is not credible. ... See More +

Journal Article 86265 JUL 01, 2013

Do,Quy-Toan; Iyer, Sriya; Joshi,Shareen Disclosed

Is protectionism on the rise? : assessing national trade policies during the crisis of 2008 (English)

This paper quantifies trade policy changes and the associated trade impacts for about 100 countries between 2008 and 2009. Results show that there has been no widespread increase in protectionism. ... See More +

Journal Article 86266 MAR 01, 2013

Kee, Hiau Looi; Neagu, Cristina; Nicita, Alessandro Disclosed