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Finance and Private Sector Research

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A well-functioning financial system and a vigorous private sector are important drivers of growth and poverty reduction. Finance is central to private sector development and vice versa, and large parts of both sub-disciplines revolve around the behavior and performance of firms. Please see Finance and Private Sector Development for some of the policy messages that came out of our recent research and future directions. More »


Working Papers

Do Poverty Traps Exist?
Aart Kraay and David McKenzie
Working Paper 6835, April 2014

The Impact of Vocational Training for the Unemployed: Experimental Evidence from Turkey
Sarojini Hirshleifer, David McKenzie, Rita Almeida, Cristobal Ridao-Cano
Working Paper 6807, March 2014

Informal Firms and Financial Inclusion: Status and Determinants
Subika Farazi
Working Paper 6778, February 2014

New Firm Registration and the Business Cycle
Leora Klapper, Inessa Love, Douglas Randall
Working Paper 6775, February 2014

Development through Seasonal Worker Programs: The Case of New Zealand's RSE Program
John Gibson and David McKenzie
Working Paper 6762, January 2014

Can You Help Someone Become Financially Capable? A Meta-Analysis of the Literature
Miriam Bruhn, Luciana de Souza Leão, Arianna Legovini, Rogelio Marchetti, and Bilal Zia
Working Paper 6745, January 2014

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Last updated: 2014-04-23