In the second chapter we estimate the effect on business start-ups of a program that significantly speeds up firm registration procedures. The program was implemented in Mexico in different municipalities at different dates. Our estimates suggest that new start-ups increased by about 4% in eligible industries, and we present evidence that this is a causal effect. Most of the effect is temporary, concentrated in the first 10 months after implementation. The effect is robust to several specifications of the benchmark control group time trends. We find that the program was more effective in municipalities with less corruption and cheaper additional procedures.Pedro Miranda discussed with me many of the ideas of the paper through out the time we shared an office and I owe ... was Alejandro Ponce: we shared the good and the bad moments of the writing of the papers and I made a great friend inanbsp;...
|Title||:||Essays on empirical microeconomics|
|Author||:||Enrique Seira, Stanford University. Dept. of Economics|