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Empowering the measurement of economic growth on the ground: Exploring energy use and enterprise behaviours in Dhaka

This project will construct a database of the energy use of manufacturing enterprises in Dhaka to identify firm growth and economic outcomes over time and space.

Research Project
29 Jun 2021

The Effect of Warehouse Receipt Finance on Terms of Trade for Farmers

This project will examine the effect of warehouse receipt financing on terms of trade for farmers in India.

Research Project
29 Jun 2021

How Do Managers’ Beliefs about New Technologies Evolve? Informational Interventions and the Adoption of Energy-Efficient Stitching Motors in Bangladesh

This project will examine how managers respond to information about new technologies and how successful they are in updating their beliefs.

Research Project
1 Feb 2021

Effects of Referring Business Partners on Firm Networks and Performance

This project employs a field experiment with 800 firms in China to evaluate the impact of referring business partners on firms in the industry producing the Chinese writing brush.

Research Project
1 Feb 2021

The Impact of Social Norms and Household Dynamics on Female-owned Enterprises

This project seeks to understand whether social norms related to household and childcare responsibilities constrain women’s businesses.

Research Project
1 Jan 2021

Firm Culture: Can Information Interventions Reduce Gender Gaps in Online Labour Markets?

This project will examine the matching behaviour of job applicants and firms, and the role of ICT in easing frictions and gender gaps, using evidence from the largest online hiring platform in Nigeria.

Research Project
1 Jan 2021

Market Concentration, Rent Extraction and Minimum Wage in Senegal

This project will build a unique panel dataset of the universe of formal Senegalese firms from 2007 to 2020 before evaluating the impact of the recent increase in the national minimum wage.

Research Project
1 Jan 2021

Microfinance, Microentrepreneurship and Misallocation

This project evaluates to what extent heterogeneity in the take-up of microfinance and heterogeneity in its impacts on entrepreneurs explain the impact of microfinance on allocative inefficiency within occupational choice and investments.

Research Project
1 Jan 2021

Can Mobile Money Adoption Induce Microenterprises to Formalise? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Burkina Faso

This project will assess whether mobile money adoption can induce informal firms to formalise in Burkina Faso.

Research Project
1 Jan 2021

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