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