Gabriela Calderón, Jesse M. Cunha, and Giacomo De Giorgi conducted a randomized controlled trial by providing business training to small and micro female entrepreneurs in the poor, rural Mexican state of Zacatecas.
Substantial investments have been made in Spain’s transport infrastructure. Teresa Garcia-Milà and José G. Montalvo investigate the effect of highway construction between 1984-2000 on job creation and business creation, not finding a convincing impact.
Health economists Pau Olivella and Marcos Vera-Hernández test for asymmetric information in the UK’s private health insurance market.
Salvador Barberà, Carmen Beviá, and Clara Ponsatí investigate the interactions between locational and distributive choices, and their consequences on the social composition of countries.
When are people more likely to complete a task: when they receive one dollar or when they receive nothing? Sound obvious? Uri Gneezy and Pedro Rey-Biel use behavioral economics to show that finding the incentive sweet spot is not as easy as it first appears.
Alessandro Tarozzi, Jaikishan Desai, and Kristin Johnson investigate the impact of microcredits in rural Ethiopia.