Bangladesh

The central aim of this project is to identify the impact of introducing a flexible loan contract on the credit market.

The central aim of this project is to identify the impact of introducing a flexible loan contract on the credit market.

This experiment in a Bangladeshi sweater factory seeks to determine whether providing workers with information on their relative performance can increase their motivation and productivity.

This experiment in a Bangladeshi sweater factory seeks to determine whether providing workers with information on their relative performance can increase their motivation and productivity.

This project aims to collect and analyse the productivity data of female artisans working in a large not-for-profit and semi-formal social business in Bangladesh, thus shedding light on a sector that has been previously underexplored

This project aims to collect and analyse the productivity data of female artisans working in a large not-for-profit and semi-formal social business in Bangladesh, thus shedding light on a sector that has been previously underexplored

This project aims to address common limitations to data sources surrounding informal and unofficial firms using novel data from Bangladesh, shedding new light on firm formalization and business activity in developing countries.

This project aims to address common limitations to data sources surrounding informal and unofficial firms using novel data from Bangladesh, shedding new light on firm formalization and business activity in developing countries.

A randomized pilot experiment of BRAC Microfinance’s new flexible loan contract provides information on credit take-up, the pool of borrowers, and the potential for moral hazard abatement among microfinance borrowers. 

A randomized pilot experiment of BRAC Microfinance’s new flexible loan contract provides information on credit take-up, the pool of borrowers, and the potential for moral hazard abatement among microfinance borrowers. 

Focusing on Bangladeshi Ready Made Garment factories, this project provides micro-evidence of on-the-job learning between co-workers and aims to identify the conditions under which the productivity effects of this on-the-job learning are particularly strong. 

Focusing on Bangladeshi Ready Made Garment factories, this project provides micro-evidence of on-the-job learning between co-workers and aims to identify the conditions under which the productivity effects of this on-the-job learning are particularly strong. 

This project looks at the impact of the interest rate cap for lending in Bangladesh from 2009 to 2012 on the supply of bank loans and firm performance. 

This project looks at the impact of the interest rate cap for lending in Bangladesh from 2009 to 2012 on the supply of bank loans and firm performance. 

As some environmental production processes can improve a firm's efficiency, this study examines the impact of training a sample of Bangladeshi firms in green production methods on both ecological benefits and economic profitability.

As some environmental production processes can improve a firm's efficiency, this study examines the impact of training a sample of Bangladeshi firms in green production methods on both ecological benefits and economic profitability.

This project aims to address how gains are appropriated in a trading relationship by estimating the parameters of firms’ cost functions and uncovering their profit-sharing rules. 

This project aims to address how gains are appropriated in a trading relationship by estimating the parameters of firms’ cost functions and uncovering their profit-sharing rules. 

Using one treatment to reduce the costs of registration for firms and one to emphasize the legal costs of informality, this project seeks to identify specific policy interventions designed to induce the formalization of firms. 

Using one treatment to reduce the costs of registration for firms and one to emphasize the legal costs of informality, this project seeks to identify specific policy interventions designed to induce the formalization of firms. 

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