novembro 9, 2020

Socio-Economic Spillovers from Special Economic Zones: Evidence from Cambodia

Socio-Economic Spillovers from Special Economic Zones: Evidence from Cambodia

menos de 1 minuto This study examines the socio-economic impact of special economic zones (SEZs) in Cambodia—a prominent place-based policy established in 2005. The paper employs a database on existing and future SEZs in Cambodia with matched household surveys at the district level and documents stylized facts on SEZs in a low-income country setting.  To identify causal effects of the SEZ program, the paper (i) constructs an alternative control group including future SEZ program participants and districts adjacent to SEZ hosts; and (ii) employs Leia mais