November 15, 2019
Cambridge, United States

The SME Program held its Tenth Working Group meeting at the Sloan School of Management at MIT on November 15, 2019, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The meeting convened SME Program affiliates and friends to discuss innovative research around SMEs and entrepreneurship. Presentations included:

Opening remarks
Lucia Sanchez, Innovations for Poverty Action

Building High-Growth Firms through Training the Owner versus through Linking the Firm to Business Service Markets
David McKenzie, The World Bank

Worker Sorting, Productivity, and Firm Development in India
David Atkin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Improving Medical Care Performance through Better Management: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Kenya
Paul Gertler, University of California, Berkeley 

Search and Information Frictions on Global E-Commerce Platforms: Evidence from Aliexpress   
Jie Bai, Harvard University

Childcare for Business Development
Vincent Somville, NHH Norwegian School of Economics

Direct and Indirect Effects of Financial Access on SMEs
Jing Cai, University of Maryland

Evaluating the Impact of a Secured Transaction Reform on Access to Finance for SMEs in Fiji
Russell Toth, University of Sydney

Read the full agenda here.