Table 2

Baseline statistics

VariableMeanS.D.
Total number of employees8.9014.62
Number of permanent employees4.585.14
Number of temporary employees4.3212.77
Won contract in the past 6 months0.530.50
Value of contracts won in the past 6 months ($)25 36679 226 Number of clients6.7415.81 Revenue in last month ($)24 92266 799
• These summary statistics are compiled using the last pre-Ebola observation for each of the 337 firms in the final data set. Note, the variables that we do not use as outcomes are missing for many firms at baseline (eg, only 65/337 firms report sales).