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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. More »


Working Papers

Microfinance and Economic Development
Robert Cull and Jonathan Morduch
Policy Research Working Paper 8252, November 2017

SME Finance
Meghana Ayyagari, Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, and Vojislav Maksimovic
Policy Research Working Paper 8241, November 2017

Learning the Impact of Financial Education When Take-Up Is Low
Gabriel Lara Ibarra, David McKenzie, and Claudia Ruiz Ortega
Policy Research Working Paper 8238, November 2017

Small Firm Death in Developing Countries
David McKenzie and Anna Luisa Paffhausn
Policy Research Working Paper 8236, November 2017

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

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