Exploratory Research Grant Projects

Exploratory Research Grants are awarded to successful applicants every two months. Projects are chosen based on scientific merit, methodological rigour and policy relevance.

This project seeks to explore the role of management in responding to productivity shocks, within the context of pollution in an Indian garment factory.
Researchers: Achyuta Adhvaryu , Namrata Kala
Grants Round: Special ERG - Scale-up
Country: India
This project tests whether greater knowledge of pollution data, for regulators and for the public, can make regulation more effective in the Indian energy sector.
Researchers: Rohini Pande, Michael Greenstone, Nick Ryan, Anant Sudarshan
Grants Round: Special ERG - Scale-up
Country: India
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The central aim of this project is to identify the impact of introducing a flexible loan contract on the credit market.
Researchers: Marianna Battaglia, Selim Gulesci, Andreas Madestam
Grants Round: Special ERG - Scale-up
Country: Bangladesh
Cross-cutting themes: Gender
This project aims to develop a research programme that investigates the role of innovation in micro-enterprises’ marketing practices in driving performance.
Researchers: Magda Hassan, Jaideep Prabhu, Om Narasimhan, Rajesh Chandy
Grants Round: Special ERG - Scale-up
Country: Egypt
This project based in Brazil aims to uncover novel facts about the nexus between politics and economics.
Researchers: Emanuele Colonnelli
Grants Round: Special ERG - PhD #3
Country: Brazil
This project provides original evidence on the market forces that shape businesses in low-income countries; arguing that social and kinship ties influence competition and productivity because of their influence on business’ access to customers.
Researchers: Gabriella Santangelo
Grants Round: Special ERG - PhD #3
Country: India
This study conducts a unique experimental evaluation of an intervention that focuses on technical training and the creation of economies of scale among small enterprises to increase access to markets.
Researchers: Sarojini Hirshleifer, Arman Rezaee, Benjamin Kachero
Grants Round: Special ERG - PhD #3
Country: Uganda
This project evaluates the impact of mobility restrictions imposed by military occupation on the development of the IT sector in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
Researchers: Elisa Giannone, Chiarra Fratto
Grants Round: Special ERG - PhD #3
Cross-cutting themes: Fragile and conflict-affected states
By collecting new firm-level data from nine countries across Africa and Asia, this project evaluates the impact of the ownership and control structures of firms on their management practices and performance.
Researchers: Daniela Scur, Renata Lemos
Grants Round: Special ERG - PhD #3

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