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Journal Article
The effects of corporate taxes on small firms

We study the impact of corporate taxes on firm-level investments and business activity by exploiting a 6 percentage-point reduction in the corporate tax rate in 2012–2014 in Finland...

Corporate tax Investment Small businesses
Working Paper
Boosting mineral revenues in Zambia: Policy options for a sustainable fiscal regime

Zambia has changed its mineral tax regime repeatedly during the past decades in a bid to raise mineral revenue, but with only modest success...

Fiscal regime Investment Mineral tax
Working Paper
The asymmetric impact of economic policy uncertainty on firm-level investment in South Africa: Firm-level evidence from administrative tax data

This paper uses firm-level data and a news-based measure of economic policy uncertainty to provide empirical evidence that economic policy uncertainty has a negative impact on firm-level investment in South Africa...

Economic policy policy uncertainty Investment
Journal Article
Shocks and agricultural investment

Part of Journal Special Issue Understanding agricultural development and change

Risk Weather shock Rainfall
Journal Article
Tenurial security and agricultural investment: Evidence from Vietnam

Part of Journal Special Issue Introduction to understanding agricultural development and change

Investment Land Land rights
Working Paper
Doing 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 Rules Building State Capabilities
Working Paper
Subsidized 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 Chapter
Telecommunication and ICT-based services trade

From the book: Industries without Smokestacks

Telecommunication Growth Investment
Book Chapter
Industries without smokestacks and structural transformation in Africa: Overview

From the book: Industries without Smokestacks

Industry Growth Investment
Industries 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 Brief
Industries 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 Paper
Risk 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 Paper
The 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 Paper
The 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
Photo: Martin Kenny Industries without smokestacks

Theme: Transformation

Africa Tanzania Industry
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