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Identifying and Easing Constraints on Microenterprise Location within Kampala, Uganda

This project investigates the types of constraints that microfirms face in relocating to more profitable parts of the city.

Research Project
1 Aug 2022

The Drivers, Effects and Measurement of Micro-Entrepreneurs’ Labour Supply Decisions: Pilot Evidence from Uganda

This project will investigate the labour supply decisions of micro-entrepreneurs and their effect on productivity and health.

Research Project
1 Aug 2022

Information frictions, demand for quality, and welfare in the market for antimalarials

This project investigates the welfare effects of information frictions in the Nigerian antimalarials market

Research Project
1 Aug 2022

Effect of Recruitment Agencies on Matching Friction and Firm Hiring: Evidence from Ethiopia

This project will investigate the impact of training agencies on job matching frictions in Ethiopia.

Research Project
1 Aug 2022

Adoption and Impacts of Digital Payment Technologies: Evidence from Informal Transit

This study investigates the barriers to digital technology adoption and the latter's impact on productivity in the informal transit sector.

Research Project
1 Aug 2022

Propagation of taste for climate resilience: evidence from cocoa value chain in Ghana

This study investigates how demand shocks propagate through the production network to ultimate producers, by looking at cocoa bean production in Ghana.

Research Project
1 Aug 2022

Wages, Labour Poaching, and Foreign Competition: Evidence from Ethiopia

This study investigates the effect of foreign direct investment on domestic worker flows and labour poaching.

Research Project
1 Aug 2022

Impact of Prepaid Meters on Firms in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from Senegal

This project studies the impact of prepaid meter adoption on firm electricity use, revenues and profits.

Research Project
1 Aug 2022

Sea-level Rise and Sectoral Adjustment in Indonesia

This project investigates how rising sea levels affect the distribution of economic activity and economic growth.

Research Project
1 Aug 2022

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