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Miriam Bruhn

Senior Economist

MIRIAM BRUHN is a Senior Economist in the Finance and Private Sector Development Team of the Development Research Group. She joined the Bank as a Young Economist in September 2007. Her research interests include the effect of regulatory reform on entrepreneurial activity, the informal sector, micro and small enterprises, financial literacy, and the relationship between institutions and economic development. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from MIT and a B.A. in Economics from Yale University.

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World Bank working papers and publications

1 .Can grants to consortia spur innovation and science-industry collaboration? : regression-discontinuity evidence from Poland
2 .Can wage subsidies boost employment in the wake of an economic crisis ? evidence from Mexico
3 .Psychometrics as a tool to improve screening and access to credit
4 .Small business tax policy, informality, and tax evasion -- evidence from Georgia
5 .The impact of high school financial education : experimental evidence from Brazil
6 .Entry regulation and formalization of microenterprises in developing countries
7 .The impact of consulting services on small and medium enterprises: evidence from a randomized trial in Mexico
8 .A helping hand or the long arm of the law ? experimental evidence on what governments can do to formalize firms
9 .Bank competition, concentration, and credit reporting
10 .Why is voluntary financial education so unpopular ? Experimental evidence from Mexico
11 .Using administrative data to evaluate municipal reforms : an evaluation of the impact of Minas Facil Expresso
12 .A tale of two species : revisiting the effect of registration reform on informal business owners in Mexico
13 .Stimulating managerial capital in emerging markets : the impact of business and financial literacy for young entrepreneurs
14 .Legislative malapportionment and institutional persistence
15 .Female-owned firms in Latin America : characteristics, performance, and obstacles to growth
16 .The economic impact of banking the unbanked : evidence from Mexico
17 .In pursuit of balance : randomization in practice in development field experiments
18 .Good, bad, and ugly colonial activities : studying development across the Americas
19 .License to sell : the effect of business registration reform on entrepreneurial activity in Mexico

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