Modelling market frictions in LICs using newly available data

This detailed study of the Indian brick industry allows for reliable estimates of firm productivity, disentangling competing explanations of variations in revenue and output across firms such as capital misallocation, market power, and adjustment costs.

This detailed study of the Indian brick industry allows for reliable estimates of firm productivity, disentangling competing explanations of variations in revenue and output across firms such as capital misallocation, market power, and adjustment costs.

In countries with weakly institutionalized legal environments, private contract enforcement mechanisms arise to facilitate trade. This project focuses on cheating in business and the interaction between private contract enforcement and public legal institutions. 

In countries with weakly institutionalized legal environments, private contract enforcement mechanisms arise to facilitate trade. This project focuses on cheating in business and the interaction between private contract enforcement and public legal institutions. 

This project examines price-setting behavior in Lesotho to understand pricing and market segmentation in low-income countries characterized by frictions preventing price arbitrage, such as weak infrastructure, poor distribution networks, and 'thin' markets. 

This project examines price-setting behavior in Lesotho to understand pricing and market segmentation in low-income countries characterized by frictions preventing price arbitrage, such as weak infrastructure, poor distribution networks, and 'thin' markets. 

The research team constructs a database on cartels in developing countries to carry out a quantitative assessment of the economic effects of cartels on growth, which will inform regulators on the potential for competition law enforcement to contribute to economic development. 

The research team constructs a database on cartels in developing countries to carry out a quantitative assessment of the economic effects of cartels on growth, which will inform regulators on the potential for competition law enforcement to contribute to economic development. 

This project examines potential switching costs for borrowers of formal credit and the impact of these costs on the competitiveness of the lending market.

This project examines potential switching costs for borrowers of formal credit and the impact of these costs on the competitiveness of the lending market.

This study examines the impact of market access on investment in quality by bean farmers in Uganda.

This study examines the impact of market access on investment in quality by bean farmers in Uganda.

The research team considers the ability of mobile salary payments in Afghanistan to mitigate constraints on workers and businesses such as weak security, reliability, and efficiency by examining the deployment of a service that allows Afghan firms to pay salaries directly to employees' mobile phones.

The research team considers the ability of mobile salary payments in Afghanistan to mitigate constraints on workers and businesses such as weak security, reliability, and efficiency by examining the deployment of a service that allows Afghan firms to pay salaries directly to employees' mobile phones.

This project aims to improve the understanding of reasons underlying the success of footwear-exporting private enterprises from China by building a dynamic structural model of firm demand and innovative data collective involving pilot studies.

This project aims to improve the understanding of reasons underlying the success of footwear-exporting private enterprises from China by building a dynamic structural model of firm demand and innovative data collective involving pilot studies.

Through an experimental intervention of providing business training and improved credit access to entrepreneurs, this project seeks to examine the dynamics of how managerial capital helps transform businesses from micro to small-sized enterprises and from small to medium-sized enterprises.

Through an experimental intervention of providing business training and improved credit access to entrepreneurs, this project seeks to examine the dynamics of how managerial capital helps transform businesses from micro to small-sized enterprises and from small to medium-sized enterprises.

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