Kala Krishna

Kala Krishna is Liberal Arts Research Professor of Economics at the Pennsylvania State University and a contributor for ‘Ideas for India’.  

Content by Kala Krishna
  • Publication -

    Born-to-Export Firms: Understanding Export Growth in Bangladesh (Working Paper)

    11 Nov 2014 | Jonathan Eaton, Kala Krishna, Andrés Rodríguez-Clare, Clare Tybout, Bee Yan Aw-Roberts

  • Project

    Export Growth Determinants in Bangladesh

    What explains export booms in developing countries? In prior IGC-funded research examining apparel exports from Bangladesh we uncovered an interesting pattern, namely that entry into exporting is comparatively low but entrants tend to be larger and exhibit lower rates of exit. We conjectured that these patterns arise because Bangladeshi apparel exporters tend to be new...

    11 Nov 2014 | Jonathan Eaton, Kala Krishna, Andrés Rodríguez-Clare, Clare Tybout, Bee Yan Aw-Roberts

  • Blog post

    The costs of employment protection

    India has some of the more restrictive labour laws in the world. However, these laws cover only the organised sector. Thus, firms thinking of growing in size and becoming formal must weigh the advantages of size against the disadvantages of regulation. This keeps Indian firms small and informal unless they have a lot to lose by staying small, that is, when they are very...

    5 Feb 2014 | Kala Krishna, Sean Dougherty, Veronica Frisancho

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Born-to-Export Firms: Understanding Export Growth in Bangladesh (Working Paper)

    1 Oct 2012 | Bernardo Diaz De Astarloa, Jonathan Eaton, Kala Krishna, Bee Yan Aw-Roberts, Andrés Rodríguez-Clare, James Tybout

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Export Dynamics in Bangladesh: Exploring the Data

    1 Jun 2012 | Jonathan Eaton, James Tybout, Kala Krishna, Bee Yan Aw-Roberts, Andrés Rodríguez-Clare

  • Project

    Searching for Exporting and FDI in in Bangladesh

    Trade economists usually think about growth in manufactured exports as coming from established firms that diversify into foreign markets and/or increase the share of their output they ship abroad. But this pattern doesn't describe Bangladeshi experiences, where new exporters have typically been new firms that were born to export. These firms have survived in export markets...

    1 May 2010 | Andrés Rodríguez-Clare, Jonathan Eaton, James Tybout, Bee Yan Aw-Roberts, Bernardo Diaz De Astarloa, Kala Krishna