Understanding how constraints interact using micro-founded macro models

This project seeks to understand how alleviating financial and technological constraints in the input market can impact firm growth and innovation, through private schools in Pakistan.

This project seeks to understand how alleviating financial and technological constraints in the input market can impact firm growth and innovation, through private schools in Pakistan.

This project aims to study the role of information frictions in imports of manufactured consumer goods in Lagos, Nigeria.

This project aims to study the role of information frictions in imports of manufactured consumer goods in Lagos, Nigeria.

This project seeks to understand if constraints on firm productivity in low-income countries are due to the interactions among firms and sectors in a developing economy.

This project seeks to understand if constraints on firm productivity in low-income countries are due to the interactions among firms and sectors in a developing economy.

This project evaluates the impact of mobility restrictions imposed by military occupation on the development of the IT sector in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

This project evaluates the impact of mobility restrictions imposed by military occupation on the development of the IT sector in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

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 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.

Providing much-needed experimental evidence on the impacts of alleviating growth frictions to SMEs, this project evaluates the effects of programs designed to improve access to loans and to expand business networks. 

Providing much-needed experimental evidence on the impacts of alleviating growth frictions to SMEs, this project evaluates the effects of programs designed to improve access to loans and to expand business networks. 

A unique study collects North Korean data and estimates a structural model to simulate the potential reunification and integration scenario for the economies of North and South Korea. 

A unique study collects North Korean data and estimates a structural model to simulate the potential reunification and integration scenario for the economies of North and South Korea. 

By building on existing relationships with police in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the researchers create a novel data set allowing for analysis of extortion and bribery within the DRC’s police administration.

By building on existing relationships with police in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the researchers create a novel data set allowing for analysis of extortion and bribery within the DRC’s police administration.

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