Modelling market frictions in LICs using newly available data

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.

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.

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 explores the effects of an important deregulation reform in the agricultural marketing sector in India, which allowed private marketing channels to farmers previously limited to the government markets.

This project explores the effects of an important deregulation reform in the agricultural marketing sector in India, which allowed private marketing channels to farmers previously limited to the government markets.

This project aims to study how slow legal enforcement due to congestion of the courts shapes the organization of production, and to quantify the importance of these frictions for productivity.

This project aims to study how slow legal enforcement due to congestion of the courts shapes the organization of production, and to quantify the importance of these frictions for productivity.

This randomized controlled trial will evaluate the impact of three different mechanisms aimed at improving regulatory transparency in business tax collection and reducing corruption in the Kyrgyz Republic.

This randomized controlled trial will evaluate the impact of three different mechanisms aimed at improving regulatory transparency in business tax collection and reducing corruption in the Kyrgyz Republic.

Focusing on the Environmental Clearance law in India, this project aims to build a series of unique datasets in order to shed light on the effects of regulatory costs on the private sector.

Focusing on the Environmental Clearance law in India, this project aims to build a series of unique datasets in order to shed light on the effects of regulatory costs on the private sector.

This randomized controlled trial explores the feasibility and evaluates the impact of equity-based microfinancing for microenterprises in Pakistan.

This randomized controlled trial explores the feasibility and evaluates the impact of equity-based microfinancing for microenterprises in Pakistan.

This project empirically tests whether contract labour brings about more economic costs than benefits and therefore should be banned, or should regulations such as the Contract Labour Act of India spell out the terms that should govern labour subcontracting in terms of wages, working conditions, and benefits.

This project empirically tests whether contract labour brings about more economic costs than benefits and therefore should be banned, or should regulations such as the Contract Labour Act of India spell out the terms that should govern labour subcontracting in terms of wages, working conditions, and benefits.

This project directly addresses the research gap on the financial constraints of SMEs by evaluating the impact of a new loan product, designed specifically for SMEs, on firm growth in China.

This project directly addresses the research gap on the financial constraints of SMEs by evaluating the impact of a new loan product, designed specifically for SMEs, on firm growth in China.

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