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The effect of rural electrification on firm creation - new evidence from Ghana

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Billions of dollars are spent each year on electrification infrastructure projects in the hope to benefit the 770 million people who still lack access to electricity. However, the evidence to date on the effects of such projects is mixed. In this paper, I study the effect of rural electrification on firm creation in Ghana by focusing on the effect on female-owned microenterprises. I combine firm census data covering over 638,000 firms (including informal and rural establishments) with electri...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
International Development
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Author
Publisher:
Centre for the Study of African Economies Publisher's website
Article number:
WPS2021-10
Series:
CSAE Working Paper Series
Publication date:
2021-09-08
Paper number:
WPS2021-10
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1193968
Local pid:
pubs:1193968
Deposit date:
2021-09-08

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