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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

Climate Change and Fixed Capital Dynamics: Evidence from Manufacturing Plants in Indonesia

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

Research Project
1 Aug 2022

Digitising Historical Plant-level Data on Labour Outcomes

This project investigates what market frictions may prevent labour reallocation within and across sectors.

Research Project
1 Aug 2022

Alleviating Mobility and Informational Constraints Through Social Networks for High-growth Female Entrepreneurs in Pakistan

This project investigates the effectiveness of business training programmes on the growth of women-led businesses.

Research Project
1 Aug 2022

Environmental Standards in Production Networks

This project investigates how and when higher demand-side quality standards induce technology adoption in low-income countries.

Research Project
1 Jun 2022

Payments to Resolve Inequalities and Climate Change (PRICE)

This project investigates how replacing fossil fuel subsidies with cash payments affects GHG emissions and inequaility. 

Research Project
1 Jun 2022

Bank presence, green lending, and firms’ technology adoption

Green technologies that are less resource-intensive hold the potential to mitigate the negative effects of climate change both by helping firms cope with adverse events (e.g., withstanding network power outages or increase in costs of traditional energy sources) and by lowering carbon emissions at the aggregate level. However, limited access to financing and poor management practices in LICs prevent many firms from adopting these technologies.

Research Project
1 Jun 2022

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