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The impact of blackouts on the performance of micro and small enterprises: Evidence from Indonesia

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  • Falentina, Anna T.
  • Resosudarmo, Budy P.

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The reliability of electricity supply is one of the most pressing challenges faced by many micro and small enterprises (MSEs) in developing countries. MSEs play a pivotal role in generating employment in these countries, yet the productivity of MSEs is relatively low. Little is known about how blackouts affect performance of MSEs. This paper is the first study to estimate the impact of such power blackouts on productivity of manufacturing MSEs and to discuss the role of the government in addressing the problem.

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  • Falentina, Anna T. & Resosudarmo, Budy P., 2019. "The impact of blackouts on the performance of micro and small enterprises: Evidence from Indonesia," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 124(C), pages 1-1.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:wdevel:v:124:y:2019:i:c:22
    DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2019.104635
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    Keywords

    Power blackouts; Productivity; Micro and small enterprises; Captive generator; Asia; Indonesia;
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    JEL classification:

    • H54 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Infrastructures
    • L53 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy - - - Enterprise Policy
    • L94 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Electric Utilities

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