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Small Firms and Formality: The Influence of Judicial Efficiency and Regulation Costs

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  • Jeffrey Nugent

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  • Grigor Sukiassyan

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Review of Industrial Organization.

    Volume (Year): 34 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 4 (June)
    Pages: 349-371

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    Handle: RePEc:kap:revind:v:34:y:2009:i:4:p:349-371

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    Keywords: Regulation costs; Contract enforcement; Efficiency of the legal system; Microenterprise; Mexico; D21; D63; L1; O12; O17;

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