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Mark-up and Cost Dispersion across Firms: Direct Evidence from Producer Surveys in Pakistan

David Atkin, Azam Chaudhry, Shamyla Chaudry, Amit K. Khandelwal, Eric Verhoogen

NBER Working Paper No. 20868
Issued in January 2015

---- Acknowledgments ----

We are grateful to Tariq Raza for excellent project management assistance, to Research Consultants (RCONS) for very ably carrying out the surveys described in the text, and to the International Growth Center (IGC) and the DfID-CEPR initiative on Private Enterprise Development in Low-Income Countries (PEDL) for funding. Yale IRB Approval #1109009047; Columbia IRB Approval #AAAI7550. We thank Treb Allen for comments on a preliminary draft. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Eric Verhoogen ----

The author has been employed on a part-time basis as a Research Program Director (RPD) of the International Growth Centre, one of the funders of the project, first as co-RPD of the IGC Trade Program and now as an RPD of the IGC Firm Capabilities Program. The author declares that he has no other relevant or material financial interests that relate to the research described in this paper.

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