Diogo Matos Mendes
Diogo Matos Mendes is currently Ph.D. Fellow at Nova School of Business and Economics and visiting Student at The London School of Economics and Political Science.
Content by Diogo Matos Mendes
Can education play a role in economic development through improved corporate practices? Several studies conducted with micro and small firms in developing countries point to this direction. But what about large firms? As large firms contribute to a sizeable share of the value created in a country, the potential effect of managers’ education on large firms’ performance...
Publication - Policy Brief
The effect of financial literacy on financial policies: Evidence from a randomised control experiment in Mozambique
Previous research indicates that corporate policies are an important determinant for firm performance. It has also been shown that these polices are related to the education of firms’ managers. This brief evaluates the impact of financial education of managers on firm policies and performance. The authors find that managers adjust financial policies after having...
Economic research suggests that management practices are important drivers of firm-level productivity. A recent IGC study examined management practices in Mozambican manufacturing firms and found that the implementation of good management practices is very low, even when compared to other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. This indicates that interventions to improve...