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Entry Regulation and Business Start-Ups: Evidence from Mexico


Enrique Seira


Stanford University - Department of Economics

David S. Kaplan


Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico - Departamento de Economia and Centro de Investigacion Economica

Eduardo Piedra


University of Texas at Austin

March 2007


Abstract:     
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.

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Keywords: Firm Start-Ups, Regulation, Informal Sector, Program Evaluation

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Date posted: April 6, 2007  

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Seira, Enrique and Kaplan, David S. and Piedra, Eduardo, Entry Regulation and Business Start-Ups: Evidence from Mexico (March 2007). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=978863 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.978863

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Enrique Seira (Contact Author)
Stanford University - Department of Economics ( email )
Stanford, CA 94305
United States
David S. Kaplan
Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico - Departamento de Economia and Centro de Investigacion Economica ( email )
Av. Camino a Santa Teresa #930
Col. Heroes de Padierna
Mexico City, D.F. 10370
Mexico
Eduardo Piedra
University of Texas at Austin ( email )
Austin, TX 78712
United States
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