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A well-functioning financial system and a vigorous private sector are important drivers of growth and poverty reduction. Finance is central to private sector development and vice versa, and large parts of both sub-disciplines revolve around the behavior and performance of firms. More »


Working Papers

Information Disclosure and Demand Elasticity of Financial Products: Evidence from a Multi-Country Study
Xavier Giné, Cristina Martínez Cuellar, and Rafael Keenan Mazer
Policy Research Working Paper 8210, October 2017

Measuring the Effectiveness of Service Delivery: Delivery of Government Provided Goods and Services in India
Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Leora Klapper, and Neeraj Prasad
Policy Research Working Paper 8207, September 2017

Making It Easier to Apply for a Bank Account: A Study of the Indian Market
Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Leora Klapper, Saniya Ansar, and Aditya Jagati
Policy Research Working Paper 8205, September 2017

Pension Funds and the Impact of Switching Regulation on Long-term Investment
Alvaro Enrique Pedraza Morales, Olga Fuentes, Pamela Searle, and Fiona Stewart
Policy Research Working Paper 8143, July 2017

The Heterogeneous Growth Effects of the Business Environment: Firm-Level Evidence for a Global Sample of Cities
José-Daniel Reyes, Mark Roberts, and Lixin Colin Xu
Policy Research Working Paper 8114, June 2017

Do Individual Investors Ignore Transaction Costs?
Deniz Anginer, Snow Xue Han, and Celim Yildizhan
Policy Research Working Paper 8098, June 2017

Status Goods: Experimental Evidence from Platinum Credit Cards
Leonardo Bursztyn, Bruno Ferman, Stefano Fiorin, Martin Kanz, and Gautam Rao
Policy Research Working Paper 8064, May 2017

Financial Inclusion and Inclusive Growth: A Review of Recent Empirical Evidence
Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Leora Klapper, and Dorothe Singer
Policy Research Working Paper 8040, April 2017

How Effective Are Active Labor Market Policies in Developing Countries? A Critical Review of Recent Evidence
David McKenzie, Nídia García, and José Gómez-González
Policy Research Working Paper 8011, March 2017

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A better way to train small business owners: using psychology to teach personal initiative, David McKenzie and Markus Goldstein, Africa Can End Poverty, 22 September 2017

Unbundling and targeting the business environment for firm growth L. Colin Xu, Let’s Talk Development, 12 September 2017

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Research Manager

Impact Evaluation Policy Notes

The Power of Standard-ization: Testing Information Disclosure in a Multi-Country Study, Xavier Giné, Cristina Martínez and Rafael Mazer, October 2017

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