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Journal ArticleHow do small firms respond to tax schedule discontinuities? : Evidence from South African tax registers
Part of Journal Special Issue Public economics and development actionCorporate governance Small business Taxation
Journal ArticleHow do small firms respond to tax schedule discontinuities?: Evidence from South African tax registers
This article is currently available for early online view. We study the responsiveness of small- and medium-sized firms to a small-business corporate income tax schedule using population-wide administrative data from South Africa...Corporate governance Small business Taxation
Working PaperHow do small firms respond to tax schedule discontinuities?: Evidence from South African tax registers
In this paper we study the effects of various tax schedule discontinuities on the behavior of small firms using high-quality and population-wide tax register data from South Africa...Corporate governance Small business Taxation
Journal Special IssueExperiments in Development Economics
In recent years, experimental methods have been both highly celebrated, and roundly criticized, as a means of addressing core questions in the social sciences. They have received particular attention in the analysis of development interventions...Corporate governance Economic development Field experiments
Journal ArticleEthnic Politics in Ranked and Unranked Systems: an Exploratory Analysis
This article explores how ethnic politics may operate differently in societies with “ranked” versus “unranked” ethnic systems, where ethnicity and class correlate closely versus very little...Corporate governance Ethnic relations Public goods
BlogFrom the Editor's Desk (June 2013)
29 June 2013 Tony Addison The June-July summer issue of Angle comes to you amid the 19 hours daylight of the Finnish mid-summer...Econometric models (Economic development) Agriculture Children
BlogFrom the Editor's Desk (May 2013)
9 May 2013 Tony Addison With May ending, we head into a very busy June for UNU-WIDER (and midsummer). Next week we are back in Stockholm at Sida for the ReCom results meeting on ‘Aid, climate change, and the environment ’...Econometric models (Economic development) Climatic changes Corporate governance
Working PaperOut with the Sleaze, in with the Ease: Insufficient for Entrepreneurial Development?
Improved governance and lower start-up costs may not be sufficient for encouraging the type of entrepreneurship that matters for economic growth...Business enterprises Corporate governance Economic development
Book ChapterCorporate Governance, Innovative Enterprise, and Economic Development
From the book: Institutional Change and Economic DevelopmentBusiness enterprises Corporate governance Economic development
Working PaperCorporate Governance, Innovative Enterprise, and Economic Development
The notion that good corporate governance means maximizing shareholder value derives from the neoclassical theory of the market economy...Business enterprises Corporate governance Economic development
Journal ArticleBankruptcy Proceedings for Sovereign State Insolvency
Part of Journal Special Issue Development FinancingBankruptcy Capital market Corporate governance
Book ChapterOwnership Reform in the Absence of Crisis: China's Township, Village and Private Enterprises
From the book: Small and Medium Enterprises in Transitional EconomiesCorporate governance Government business enterprises Post-communism
Book ChapterInstitutional Investors, Corporate Ownership, and Corporate Governance: Global Perspectives
From the book: Ownership and Governance of EnterprisesCorporate governance Financial institutions, International Investments
Book ChapterAdaptive Efficiency and the Evolving Diversity of Enterprise Ownership and Governance Forms: An Overview
From the book: Ownership and Governance of EnterprisesBusiness enterprises Corporate governance Industrial organization (Economic theory)
Working PaperBankruptcy Proceedings for Sovereign State Insolvency
The paper examines the main issues involved in translating domestic bankruptcy procedures to the sovereign context...Bankruptcy Capital market Corporate governance
Journal ArticleFinancing the New Economy: Financial Institutions and Corporate Governance
Part of Journal Special Issue The New EconomyCorporate governance Finance Technology