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Office Hours: Tuesday 3:00 - 4:00; Friday 11:00 - 12:00 and by appointment.
(I will be out of the office both Tuesday 17 May and Friday 20 May. Please contact me by email.]
Professor of Economics
- Economic Development
- firms and inter-firm relationships.
Syllabus from 2016 module.
Recent working papers:
Challenges of Change: An Experiment Training Women to Manage in the Bangladeshi Garment Sector (w/ Rocco Macciavello, Andreas Menzel and Atonu Rabbani)
Business Practices in Small Firms in Developing Countries (w/ David McKenzie), Accepted at Management Science [LINKS to Vox EU summary, World Bank and GBSN Blogs about this.]
What Are the Headwaters of Formal Savings? Experimental Evidence from Sri Lanka (w/ Michael Callen, Suresh de Mel and Craig McIntosh) [New Version March 2016!] [Link to NextBillion blog.]
Identifying Gazelles: Expert Panels vs. Surveys as a Means to Identify Firms with Rapid Growth Potential, Accepted at the World Bank Economic Review (w/ Marcel Fafchamps)
What are we learning from business training and entrepreneurship evaluations around the developing world? (w/ David McKenzie), World Bank Research Observer, July 2013.
Business Training and Female Enterprise Start-up, Growth, and Dynamics: Experimental evidence from Sri Lanka, Journal of Development Economics, January 2014. (w/ Suresh de Mel and David Mckenzie)
Microenterprise Growth and the Flypaper Effect: Evidence from a randomized experiment in Ghana (w/ Marcel Fafchamps, David McKenzie and Simon Quinn), Journal of Development Economics, January 2014.
The demand for, and consequences of, formalization among informal firms in Sri Lanka (w/ Suresh de Mel and David Mckenzie). AEJ: Applied Economics, 5(2), pp. 122-150, April 2013.
Enterprise Recovery following Natural Disasters, Economic Journal, March 2012, Vol. 122(559), pp. 64-91. (w/ Suresh de Mel and David Mckenzie)
One time Transfers of Cash and Capital Have Long-Lasting Effects on Microenterprises in Sri Lanka (w/ Suresh de Mel and David McKenzie). Science, 24 February 2012: Vol. 335 no. 6071 pp. 962-966.
Getting Credit to High Return Microentrepreneurs: The Results of an Information Intervention (w/ Suresh de Mel and David McKenzie). World Bank Economic Review, 2011, Vol. 25(2), pp. 456-485.
Remittances and Banking Sector Breadth and Depth: Evidence from Mexico ( w/ Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, Ernesto López Córdova, and María Soledad Martinez Pería, Journal of Development Economics, July 2011, Vol. 95(2), pp. 229-241.
"Wage Subsidies in Microenterprises" (w/ Suresh de Mel and David Mckenzie, Final draft version: AER Papers and Procedings, May 2010)
"Are Women more credit Constrained? Experimental Evidence on Gender and Microenterprise Returns", (w/ Suresh de Mel and David McKenzie), AEJ-Applied Economics, July 2009, Vol 1(3), pp. 1-32.
“Measuring Microenterprise Profits: Must we ask how the sausage is made?,” (w/ Suresh de Mel and David McKenzie), Journal of Development Economics, January, 2009, Vol 88, No. 1, pp. 19-31.
"Returns to Capital in Microenterprises: Evidence from a Field Experiment” (w/ Suresh de Mel and David McKenzie), Quarterly Journal of Economics, November 2008, Vol 123(4), pp. 1329-1372.
“The Quality of the Legal System, Firm Ownership, and Firm Size,” (w/ Luc Laeven), Review of Economics and Statistics, November 2007, Vol. 89(4), pp. 601-614.