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Replication data for: Predation, Protection, and Productivity: A Firm-Level Perspective

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V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Besley, Timothy
  • Mueller, Hannes
Publication Date
2017-12-30
Description
  • Abstract

    This paper studies the consequences of predation when firms deploy guard labor as a means of protecting themselves. We build a simple model and combine it with data for 144 countries from the World Bank enterprise surveys, which ask about firm-level experiences with predation and spending on protection. We use the model to estimate the output loss caused by the misallocation of labor across firms and from production to protection. The loss due to protection effort is substantial and patterns of state protection at the micro level can have a profound impact on aggregate output losses. Various extensions are discussed.
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  • Is supplemented by
    DOI: 10.1257/mac.20160120 (Text)
Publications
  • Besley, Timothy, and Hannes Mueller. “Predation, Protection, and Productivity: A Firm-Level Perspective.” American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics 10, no. 2 (April 2018): 184–221. https://doi.org/10.1257/mac.20160120.
    • ID: 10.1257/mac.20160120 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2019-10-13 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2019-10-13

Besley, Timothy; Mueller, Hannes (2017): Replication data for: Predation, Protection, and Productivity: A Firm-Level Perspective. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. http://doi.org/10.3886/E114137