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The Life-cycle Growth of Plants in Colombia: Fundamentals vs. Distortions
We take advantage of rich microdata on Colombian manufacturing establishments to decompose growth over an establishment’s life cycle into that attributable to fundamental sources of idiosyncratic growth ̶ physical productivity, ...
Young businesses, entrepreneurship, and the dynamics of employment and ouput in Colombia´s manufacturing industry
In this paper, we study the characteristics and growth dynamics of young businesses, and the contribution of these businesses to aggregate growth, in a developing economy: Colombia. Our study covers the 17 years between ...
Corruption, Custom Reform and Firm Growth: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Colombia
Customs are often prone to corruption because it concentrates a lot of discretionary power in the hand of custom agents who take decisions with high economic stakes for the firms, providing an opportunity for custom agents ...