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Dispute resolution and mircoenterprise growth in a 'fragile' state: Evidence from Somalia

This project examines the formal and informal institutions for dispute resolution used by microenterprises in Somalia, how access to them affects business outcomes and whether the provision of female-only saving and loan groups can redress gender imbalances in access to dispute resolution.

Research Project
26 Mar 2020

Monopsony Power in the Labour Market: Evidence from Peru

This project estimates the monopsony power held by firms across the labour market in Peru.

Research Project
19 Mar 2020

Trade Liberalisation and Buyer-Seller Relation: Evidence from Pakistan's Transaction Level Data

This project provides new evidence on the effects of trade liberalization on buyer-seller relations at both the extensive and intensive margin using a novel dataset on Pakistani firms.

Research Project
3 Mar 2020

The Value of Formalization for Women Entrepreneurs in Developing Contexts - A Review and Research Agenda

This synthesis review looks to extend the theoretical approaches to explaining the value of formalisation, with an emphasis on women in the informal sector.

Research Project
3 Mar 2020

The industrial organisation of taxation: Evidence from within the police administration in the Democratic Republic of Congo

This project seeks to collect a novel, in-depth dataset on corruption amongst police officers in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Research Project
3 Mar 2020

Whistleblowing Mechanisms for Employer Misbehavior: Evidence from the Bangladeshi Garments Sector

This project examines how the design and introduction of a whistleblower system affect information transmission by employees and misconduct by employers.

Research Project
12 Feb 2020

Firm Adaptation to Extreme Weather Events in Pakistan

This project seeks to understand the direct and indirect impacts of flooding on firms in Pakistan and how they respond to limit their future exposure.

Research Project
12 Feb 2020

Hyper-local Impacts of Mining in India: Implications for Climate Change

With a rich new dataset, this project examines the local social, economic and environmental costs and benefits of the mining industry in India.

Research Project
12 Feb 2020

Leveraging Custom Hire Markets for Increasing Scale and Productivity

This project aims to rigorously identify what type of market arrangements and infrastructure provide the most sustainable environment for agricultural rental markets of equipment to arise, or how the entry of formal rental opportunities impact informal renting arrangements.

Research Project
27 Mar 2019

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