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Title:SME policy and firms' productivity in Latin America PDF Logo
Authors:Ibarrarán, Pablo
Maffioli, Alessandro
Stucchi, Rodolfo
Issue Date:2009
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion Papers 4486
Abstract:Very little is known about the effectiveness of SME policies, and a careful look at the structure, mechanisms and incentives provided by these policies suggest caution in their implementation and, most importantly, the need to carefully and closely monitor their results. This paper relies on the microeconometric analysis of a homogeneous dataset of sixteen Latin American and Caribbean countries to analyze the magnitude and determinants of the productivity gap between large and SME firms and to simulate of the impact on productivity of various policy scenarios.
Subjects:SMEs
SME policy
productivity
Latin America
JEL:D24
L53
L60
O38
O54
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-2009102669
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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