Promoting environmental sustainability in the artisanal and small-scale mining sector in Tanzania
This study examines the interaction between formalization of the artisanal and small-scale mining subsector and the regulation of negative environmental impacts in Tanzania. Formalization generally seeks to move the artisanal and small-scale mining...
Political connections and firm's formalization
The literature shows that political connections have different effects on firms’ activities. However, the question of how political connections affect firms’ formalization has not been explored. Using data from three waves of the Vietnam Small and...
Formalization and productivity
Using a firm-level panel dataset on private small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Viet Nam’s manufacturing sector, this paper examines productivity dynamics of formal and informal firms. We decompose productivity changes into changes within...
Financial disincentives to formal work
The aim of this paper is to quantify the financial cost that informal workers would incur in the event of entering formality, accounting for potential earnings gains upon entry. To do so, we use representative microdata from Ecuador and Colombia...
The effects of firm formalization — a mixed-method study on Mozambique
On 17 September 2020, Hanna Berkel, researcher at the University of Copenhagen, will discuss her latest research on the impact of formalization on Mozambican firms.
17 September 2020
Zoom, Maputo, Mozambique