The politics behind business performance in Africa

From Chris Blattman Mon Jan 14 2013, 16:03:14

...we use firm-level data for 89 countries to examine formal firm performance. Without controls, manufacturing African firms do not perform much worse than firms in other regions. But they do have structural problems, exhibiting much lower export intensity and investment ... Continue reading →

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