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The Causal Effects of Competition on Innovation: Experimental Evidence

Philippe Aghion, Stefan Bechtold, Lea Cassar and Holger Herz.

in The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization

May 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Design of Experiments; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance; Technological Change; Research and Development. 12778 words.


We design two laboratory experiments to analyze the causal effects of competition on step-by-step innovation. Innovations result from costly R&D...

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A Helping Hand or the Long Arm of the Law? Experimental Evidence on What Governments Can Do to Formalize Firms

Gustavo Henrique de Andrade, Miriam Bruhn and David McKenzie.

in The World Bank Economic Review

January 2016; p ublished online October 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development; Design of Experiments; Production and Organizations; Entrepreneurship. 13180 words.

We conducted a field experiment in Belo Horizonte, Brazil to test which government actions work to encourage informal firms to register. We find zero or negative impacts of information and...

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