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

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