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Working PaperDoing business in a deals world: The doubly false premise of rules reform
The World Bank’s Doing Business reports have evoked an intense policy debate about whether countries should simplify regulatory rules in order to stimulate investment and growth, or make them more stringent in order to achieve public policy obj...Business Deals Rules
Working PaperSubsidized labour and firms: Investment, profitability, and leverage
Employing the difference-in-differences technique, this study examines the impact of the Employment Tax Incentive programme on a large sample of South African firms from 2011 to 2016...Labour subsidy Investment Profitability
Book ChapterTelecommunication and ICT-based services trade
From the book: Industries without SmokestacksTelecommunication Growth Investment
Book ChapterIndustries without smokestacks and structural transformation in Africa: Overview
From the book: Industries without Smokestacksindustry Growth Investment
BookIndustries without Smokestacks: Industrialization in Africa Reconsidered
This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations...industry Growth Investment
Policy BriefIndustries without smokestacks: Industrialization in Africa reconsidered
Our research shows that structural change in Africa is relying on a new set of economic activities, called ‘industries without smokestacks’, created by recent technological changes and a changing global market place...industry Growth Investment
Working PaperRisk and investment: Evidence from rural Vietnam
This paper explores the impact of exposure to uninsured risks on the investment decisions of farmers...Risk Weather shock Rainfall
Working PaperThe tipping point: The impact of rising electricity tariffs on large firms in South Africa
While much research has been done on the economic impacts of load-shedding in South Africa, fewer studies have focused on the effects of the rapidly rising electricity tariffs...Net present value Own-generation Elasticity of demand
Working PaperThe effects of land titling in Tanzania
We use household survey data to investigate the effects of formal, private property rights to agricultural land on agricultural investment, land valuation and access to credit in Tanzania...Property rights Land titling Agriculture