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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 Research Dataset

Deposit Insurance around the World: A Comprehensive Database
Policies and Institutions that Promote Saving: module 1 (National saving)

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

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