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Finance and Private Sector Research

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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. Information about our research on finance and private sector development can be found under Subtopics below. More »


Working Papers

Can Business Owners Form Accurate Counterfactuals? Eliciting Treatment and Control Beliefs about Their Outcomes in the Alternative Treatment Status
David McKenzie
Policy Research Working Paper 7668, May 2016

Can Wage Subsidies Boost Employment in the Wake of an Economic Crisis? Evidence from Mexico
Miriam Bruhn
Policy Research Working Paper 7607, March 2016

The Political Economy of Bank Lending: Evidence from an Emerging Market
Sumit Agarwal, Bernardo Morais, Claudia Ruiz, and Jian Zhang
Policy Research Working Paper 7577, February 2016

How Does Long-Term Finance Affect Economic Volatility?
Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Bálint L. Horváth, and Harry Huizinga
Policy Research Working Paper 7535, January 2016

The Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on Firms’ Capital Structure
Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Maria Soledad Martinez-Peria, and Thierry Tressel
Policy Research Working Paper 7522, December 2015

Development Economics as Taught in Developing Countries
David McKenzie and Anna Luisa Paffhausen
Policy Research Working Paper 7521, December 2015

Psychometrics as a Tool to Improve Screening and Access to Credit
Irani Arráiz, Miriam Bruhn, and Rodolfo
Policy Research Working Paper 7506, December 2015

The Long-Term Impacts of International Migration: Evidence from a Lottery
John Gibson, David McKenzie, Halahingano Rohorua, and Steven Stillman
Policy Research Working Paper 7495, November 2015

The Demand for, and Impact of, Youth Internships: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Yemen
David McKenzie, Nabila Assaf, and Ana Paula Cusolito
Policy Research Working Paper 7463, October 2015


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