Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/36208
Authors: 
Ibarrarán, Pablo
Maffioli, Alessandro
Stucchi, Rodolfo
Year of Publication: 
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
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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