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The demand for, and consequences of, formalization among informal firms in Sri Lanka

Suresh De Mel, David McKenzie, Christopher Woodruff

NBER Working Paper No. 18019
Issued in April 2012

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank the World Bank, the Knowledge for Change Program Trust Fund, DFID, and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation for funding for this project. We thank Bill Maloney, Dina Pomeranz, Russell Toth, and seminar participants at Cambridge, LSE, the NBER summer institute, UC Berkeley, the University of Washington-St Louis, and the World Bank for helpful comments. All opinions offered represent those of the authors alone, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the World Bank, its Executive Directors, or the countries they represent. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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