October 21, 2016
New Haven, United States

The SME Program held its Seventh Working Group meeting at the Yale School of Management on October 21, 2016 in New Haven, Connecticut. The meeting convened SME Program affiliates to discuss innovative research in the SME space. 

Presenters included:

Opening Remarks
Dean Karlan, Yale University
Lucia Sánchez, Innovations for Poverty Action    
Can Government Intervention Make Firms More Investment-Ready? A Randomized Experiment in the Western Balkans
David McKenzie, World Bank

The Effects of Business Accelerators on Venture Performance: Evidence from Start-Up Chile
Juanita Gonzalez-Uribe, London School of Economics
The drivers of post-entry growth: TFPQ vs. demand and input costs
Marcela Eslava, Universidad de los Andes

Measuring the Unmeasured: Combining Technology and Survey Design to Filter Noise in Self-Reported Business Outcomes
Stephen Anderson-Macdonald, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Incentives to Business Tax Inspectors: An RCT in the Kyrgyz Republic
Francesco Amodio, McGill University

Personality vs. Practices in the Making of an Entrepreneur: Experimental Evidence from Togo
Leonardo Iacovone, World Bank

Workplace Signaling and Financial Commitment: Evidence from a Field Experiment
Martin Kanz, World Bank