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  • Project

    State-Business Relations

    This study will examine the drivers of change in the quality of governance in a developing country like Ghana. While the literature has pointed out a number of potential determinants of change, such as democracy, press freedom, leadership, or technical assistance, we are particularly interested in state-business relations. Obviously, good governance has a positive impact on...

    4 Sep 2014 | Robert Darko Osei

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    Competition within EAC telecommunications markets

    Rwanda has seen explosive growth in mobile telecommunications over the past decade. Uptake of mobile communications has grown from less than 100,000 subscribers in 2003 to more than 4 million today, with annual growth in the market in the double digits for most of the past decade. The market for mobile telephony is currently served by two firms: MTN and Rwandatel. Rwanda...

    3 Sep 2014 | Neil Polgorelsky, Jonathan Argent

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    The Enterprise Map Series

    Over the past decade, some half a dozen countries in sub-Saharan Africa have maintained high rates of economic growth. This growth, moreover, has been broadly based across the different sectors of the economy, with industrial output doubling within a decade in several cases. Among these fast-growing economies, Ethiopian, Ghana, Tanzania, Zambia, and Mozambique have been the...

    3 Sep 2014 | John Sutton

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    Incentives and productivity: Work groups vs. production lines

    The fan sector is an important source of employment in the region around Gujrat in the Punjab province of Pakistan. Moreover, it is representative of other light engineering sectors in Pakistan. Exporting has developed as an important market for fans produced in Pakistan, with the largest markets being in the Middle East and Bangladesh. However, competition with Chinese...

    28 Aug 2014 | Christopher Woodruff

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Managing the Family Firm: Evidence from CEOs at Work

    1 Jul 2014 | Oriana Bandiera, Andrea Prat, Raffaella Sadun, Renata Lemos

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Organizational Barriers to Technology Adoption: Evidence from Soccer-Ball Producers in Pakistan (Working Paper)

    1 May 2014 | David Atkin, Azam Chaudhry, Amit Khandelwal, Eric Verhoogen

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    Determinates and consequences of firm success in Liberia

    Researchers and policymakers have increasingly realized that the same factors that determine the growth of the private sector also tend to determine the aggregate growth rate of the economy. Yet we know very little about specific factors that influence the success of firms in the poorest countries, and concrete, short-term consequences of their success. By shedding light on...

    1 Jan 2014 | Jonas Hjort

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    Informal Insurance under Group Lending with Individual Liability: Evidence from India

    There has been a recent shift from joint liability to group loans with individual liability by the Grameen Bank and some other prominent micro lending institutions across the world. Under the joint liability lending mechanism a group of individuals were given a loan and individuals in a group were jointly liable for the loan given. Under the new lending mechanism although...

    1 Nov 2013 | Abhirup Sarkar, Souvik Dutta, Somdutta Basu

  • Publication - Project Report

    A comparative analysis of the garments sector of Pakistan

    5 Apr 2013 | Syed Turab Hussain, Kashif Zaheer Malik, Usman Khan, Adeel Faheem, Ijaz Nabi, Naved Hamid