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Do Retail Firms Favor Female Managers? Evidence from Survey Data in Developing Countries (with Asif Islam), Mimeograph (2013)

Using firm-level data for 87 developing countries, the paper analyzes how the likelihood of a...

 

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Females Managers and the Gender-Based Gap in Education: Evidence from Firm-Level Data in Developing Countries (with Asif Islam), Mimeograph (2013)

A number of studies have analyzed differences in males and females in labor market participation...

 

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Gender Based Differences in Managerial Experience: The Case of Informal Firms in Rwanda (with Khrystyna Kushnir), Mimeograph (2013)

The paper contributes to the literature on gender-based disparity in human capital by extending existing...

 

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Imports of Intermediate Inputs and Country Size (with Asif Islam), Mimeograph (2013)

The present paper analyzes the relationship between country size and the use of imported intermediate...

 

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The Relevance of Firm-size for the Informal Sector, Mimeograph (2013)

Using newly collected on informal firms in 11 countries in Africa, we explore whether firm-size...

 

Short Notes

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Gender and Informality (A short note) (2010)

For a sample of informal firms in Burkina Faso, Cameroons, Cape Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, Madagascar...

 

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Challenges of Retailing in India (A Short Note) (2010)

Using Enterprise Surveys data on 1,948 retails stores in India, this note highlights the key...

 

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Immigrants in the Informal Sector: Evidence from Africa (Short Note), Mimeograph (2010)

A survey of informal businesses in Burkina Faso, Cameroons and Cape Verde shows that roughly...

 

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Necessity vs. Opportunity Entrepreneurs in the Informal sector (Short Note), Mimeograph (2009)

Some informal businesses are started to take advantage of business opportunities (opportunity firms) while others...

 

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How different are service and manufacturing firms in the informal sector? (Short Note), Mimeograph (2009)

A comparison of service and manufacturing firms in the informal sector shows that service firms...

 

Popular Press

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Migration from Zambia: Ensuring Temporariness through Cooperation (with Aaditya Mattoo), Working Paper Series, World Bank (2009)

The paper analyzes migration from Zambia in order to understand how migration policy can support...

 

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Retailing in India: Assessing the Investment Climate, India Economy Review (2008)

An overview of the business climate for the retail sector in India is provided using...

 

Other Papers

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What Firms Know (2008)

A large literature shows that common law countries perform better than civil law countries along...

 

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Labor Regulation and Employment in India’s Retail Stores, forthcoming, Journal of Comparative Economics (2008)

A new dataset of 1,948 retail stores in India shows that 27% of the stores...