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Are large firms born or made ? evidence from developing countries (English)

This paper uses survey data from 120 developing countries to compare the role of institutions with firm characteristics at the time of creation of the firm in explaining the size, growth, and productivity of firms over their lifecycle. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7406 AUG 27, 2015

Ayyagari,Meghana; Demirguc-Kunt,Asli; Maksimovic,Vojislav

Export promotion and firm entry into and survival in export markets (English)

Surveys of export promotion agencies suggest that that they tend to focus on helping firms become exporters as a means to stimulate aggregate export growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7400 AUG 19, 2015

Lederman,Daniel; Olarreaga,Marcelo; Zavala,Lucas

Identifying and spurring high-growth entrepreneurship : experimental evidence from a business plan competition (English)

Almost all firms in developing countries have fewer than 10 workers, with the modal firm consisting of just the owner. Are there potential high-growth entrepreneurs with the ability to grow their firms beyond this size? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7391 AUG 12, 2015

Mckenzie,David J.

Armenia - Education Improvement Project (Vol. 3) : procurement plan - grants (English)

Procurement Plan 98759 AUG 05, 2015

Turkey - Land Registration and Cadastre Modernization Project : restructuring (English)

The objective of the Land Registration and Cadastre Modernization Project for Turkey is to contribute to government efforts to improve quality and effectiveness of public services through expanding and making effective E-government applications. ... See More +

Project Paper RES20330 AUG 03, 2015

Karamullaoglu,Ulker

Statement of development credits : July 2015 (English)

Working Paper 99166 JUL 31, 2015

Statement of loans for July 2015 : East Asia and Pacific and Europe and Central Asia (English)

Working Paper 99167 JUL 31, 2015

Statement of loans for July 2015 : South Asia (English)

Working Paper 99169 JUL 31, 2015

Pyramid capitalism : political connections, regulation, and firm productivity in Egypt (English)

This paper uses an original database of 469 politically connected firms under the Mubarak regime in Egypt to explore the economic effects of close state-business relations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7354 JUL 02, 2015

Diwan,Ishac; Keefer,Philip E.; Schiffbauer,Marc Tobias

Capital market financing, firm growth, and firm size distribution (English)

How many and which firms issue equity and bonds in domestic and international markets, how do these firms grow relative to non-issuing firms, and how does firm performance vary along the firm size distribution? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7353 JUL 02, 2015

Didier Brandao,Tatiana; Levine,Ross Eric; Schmukler,Sergio L.

Statement of loans for June 2015 : East Asia and Pacific and Europe and Central Asia (English)

Working Paper 97922 JUN 30, 2015

Statement of loans for June 2015 : Africa (English)

Working Paper 97921 JUN 30, 2015

Statement of development credits for June 2015 : Africa (English)

Working Paper 97920 JUN 30, 2015

Belarus regional development policy notes : spatial dimension of structural change (English)

Working Paper ACS13961 JUN 29, 2015

Haiduk,Kiryl

Political connections and tariff evasion : evidence from Tunisia : Réseaux politiques et fraude douanière : Données tirées de l’expérience tunisienne (French)

Are politically connected firms more likely to evade taxes? This paper presents evidence suggesting firms owned by President Ben Ali and his family were more prone to evade import tariffs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7336 JUN 25, 2015

Rijkers,Bob; Baghdadi,Leila; Raballand,Gael J. R. F.

Political connections and tariff evasion : evidence from Tunisia (English)

Are politically connected firms more likely to evade taxes? This paper presents evidence suggesting firms owned by President Ben Ali and his family were more prone to evade import tariffs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7336 JUN 24, 2015

Rijkers,Bob; Baghdadi,Leila; Raballand,Gael J. R. F.

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Are large firms born or made ? evidence from developing countries (English)
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AUG 27, 2015 WPS7406 Policy Research Working Paper
Export promotion and firm entry into and survival in export markets (English)
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AUG 19, 2015 WPS7400 Policy Research Working Paper
Identifying and spurring high-growth entrepreneurship : experimental evidence from a business plan competition (English)
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AUG 12, 2015 WPS7391 Policy Research Working Paper
Armenia - Education Improvement Project (Vol. 3) : procurement plan - grants (English)
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AUG 05, 2015 98759 Procurement Plan
Turkey - Land Registration and Cadastre Modernization Project : restructuring (English)
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AUG 03, 2015 RES20330 Project Paper
Statement of development credits : July 2015 (English)
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JUL 31, 2015 99166 Working Paper
Statement of loans for July 2015 : East Asia and Pacific and Europe and Central Asia (English)
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JUL 31, 2015 99167 Working Paper
Statement of loans for July 2015 : Latin America and Caribbean, Middle East and North Africa and others (English)
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JUL 31, 2015 99168 Working Paper
Statement of loans for July 2015 : South Asia (English)
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JUL 31, 2015 99169 Working Paper
Pyramid capitalism : political connections, regulation, and firm productivity in Egypt (English)
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JUL 02, 2015 WPS7354 Policy Research Working Paper
Capital market financing, firm growth, and firm size distribution (English)
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JUL 02, 2015 WPS7353 Policy Research Working Paper
Statement of loans for June 2015 : Latin America and Caribbean and Middle East and North Africa (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 97923 Working Paper
Statement of loans for June 2015 : East Asia and Pacific and Europe and Central Asia (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 97922 Working Paper
Statement of loans for June 2015 : Africa (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 97921 Working Paper
Statement of development credits for June 2015 (Vol. 2) : East Asia and Pacific, Europe and Central Asia, Latin America and Caribbean, Middle East and North Africa, and South Asia (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 97920 Working Paper
Statement of development credits for June 2015 : Africa (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 97920 Working Paper
Belarus regional development policy notes : spatial dimension of structural change (English)
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JUN 29, 2015 ACS13961 Working Paper
Political connections and tariff evasion : evidence from Tunisia : Réseaux politiques et fraude douanière : Données tirées de l’expérience tunisienne (French)
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JUN 25, 2015 WPS7336 Policy Research Working Paper
Political connections and tariff evasion : evidence from Tunisia (English)
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JUN 24, 2015 WPS7336 Policy Research Working Paper
Minutes of meeting of the Executive Directors of the Bank and IDA held on June 22, 2015 (English)
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JUN 22, 2015 97729 Minutes