David McKenzie

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NBER Working Papers and Publications

January 2018Do Management Interventions Last? Evidence from India
with Nicholas Bloom, Aprajit Mahajan, John Roberts: w24249
December 2016Labor Drops: Experimental Evidence on the Return to Additional Labor in Microenterprises
with Suresh De Mel, Christopher Woodruff: w23005
August 2015Business Practices in Small Firms in Developing Countries
with Christopher Woodruff: w21505

Published: David McKenzie & Christopher Woodruff, 2017. "Business Practices in Small Firms in Developing Countries," Management Science, vol 63(9), pages 2967-2981.

January 2015Directing Remittances to Education with Soft and Hard Commitments: Evidence from a Lab-in-the-field Experiment and New Product Take-up Among Filipino Migrants in Rome
with Giuseppe De Arcangelis, Majlinda Joxhe, Erwin Tiongson, Dean Yang: w20839

Published: De Arcangelis, Giuseppe & Joxhe, Majlinda & McKenzie, David & Tiongson, Erwin & Yang, Dean, 2015. "Directing remittances to education with soft and hard commitments: Evidence from a lab-in-the-field experiment and new product take-up among Filipino migrants in Rome," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 111(C), pages 197-208. citation courtesy of

December 2014Unilateral Facilitation Does Not Raise International Labor Migration from the Philippines
with Emily Beam, Dean Yang: w20759

Published: Emily A. Beam & David McKenzie & Dean Yang, 2016. "Unilateral Facilitation Does Not Raise International Labor Migration from the Philippines," Economic Development and Cultural Change, University of Chicago Press, vol. 64(2), pages 323 - 368. citation courtesy of

March 2013Learning from the Experiments That Never Happened: Lessons from Trying to Conduct Randomized Evaluations of Matching Grant Programs in Africa
with Francisco Campos, Aidan Coville, Ana M. Fernandes, Markus Goldstein
in Experiments for Development: Achievements and New Directions, Shin-ichi Fukuda and Takeo Hoshi, editors
April 2012The demand for, and consequences of, formalization among informal firms in Sri Lanka
with Suresh De Mel, Christopher Woodruff: w18019

Published: Suresh de Mel & David McKenzie & Christopher Woodruff, 2013. "The Demand for, and Consequences of, Formalization among Informal Firms in Sri Lanka," American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, American Economic Association, vol. 5(2), pages 122-50, April. citation courtesy of

July 2011When is capital enough to get female microenterprises growing? Evidence from a randomized experiment in Ghana
with Marcel Fafchamps, Simon R. Quinn, Christopher Woodruff: w17207

Published: Journal of Development Economics Volume 106, January 2014, Pages 211–226 Cover image Microenterprise growth and the flypaper effect: Evidence from a randomized experiment in Ghana ☆ Marcel Fafchampsa, , David McKenzieb, , Simon Quinna, , , Christopher Woodruffc,

January 2011Does Management Matter? Evidence from India
with Nicholas Bloom, Benn Eifert, Aprajit Mahajan, John Roberts: w16658

Published: Nicholas Bloom & Benn Eifert & Aprajit Mahajan & David McKenzie & John Roberts, 2013. "Does Management Matter? Evidence from India," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 128(1), pages 1-51. citation courtesy of

May 2010Who are the Microenterprise Owners? Evidence from Sri Lanka on Tokman versus De Soto
with Suresh de Mel, Christopher Woodruff
in International Differences in Entrepreneurship, Josh Lerner and Antoinette Schoar, editors
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