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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

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

Dual Credit Markets and Household Access to Finance: Evidence from a Representative Chinese Household Survey
Robert Cull, Li Gan, Nan Gao, and Lixin Colin Xu
Policy Research Working Paper 7454, October 2015

Determinants of Long-Term versus Short-Term Bank Credit in EU Countries
Haelim Park, Claudia Ruiz, and Thierry Tressel
Policy Research Working Paper 7436, October 2015

Moral Incentives: Experimental Evidence from Repayments of an Islamic Credit Card
Leonardo Bursztyn, Stefano Fiorin, Daniel Gottlieb, and Martin Kanz
Policy Research Working Paper Paper 7420,September 2015

The ABCs of Financial Education: Experimental Evidence on Attitudes, Behavior, and Cognitive Biases
Fenella Carpena, Shawn Cole, Jeremy Shapiro, Bilal Zia
Policy Research Working Paper 7413, September 2015

Business Practices in Small Firms in Developing Countries
David McKenzie and Christopher Woodruff
Policy Research Working Paper 7405, August 2015

Identifying and Spurring High-Growth Entrepreneurship: Experimental Evidence from a Business Plan Competition
David McKenzie
Policy Research Working Paper 7391, August 2015


Last updated: 2015-11-18

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