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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 .The World Bank economic review 30 (1);
4 .Psychometrics as a tool to improve screening and access to credit
5 .The World Bank research observer 29 (2)
6 .Small business tax policy, informality, and tax evasion -- evidence from Georgia
7 .The impact of high school financial education : experimental evidence from Brazil
8 .Entry regulation and formalization of microenterprises in developing countries
9 .The impact of consulting services on small and medium enterprises: evidence from a randomized trial in Mexico
10 .A helping hand or the long arm of the law ? experimental evidence on what governments can do to formalize firms
11 .Bank competition, concentration, and credit reporting
12 .Why is voluntary financial education so unpopular ? Experimental evidence from Mexico
13 .Using administrative data to evaluate municipal reforms : an evaluation of the impact of Minas Facil Expresso
14 .A tale of two species : revisiting the effect of registration reform on informal business owners in Mexico
15 .Stimulating managerial capital in emerging markets : the impact of business and financial literacy for young entrepreneurs
16 .Legislative malapportionment and institutional persistence
17 .Female-owned firms in Latin America : characteristics, performance, and obstacles to growth
18 .The economic impact of banking the unbanked : evidence from Mexico
19 .In pursuit of balance : randomization in practice in development field experiments
20 .Good, bad, and ugly colonial activities : studying development across the Americas
21 .License to sell : the effect of business registration reform on entrepreneurial activity in Mexico

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