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Innovative Insurance Design that will Enhance the Role of Private Firms in Strengthening the Resilience of Rice Cultivation in Bangladesh to Climate Change

The researchers will formulate a practicable design of purely weather-contingent yet easily customisable insurance products for private insurers to offer to rice farmers in Bangladesh.

Research Project
1 Apr 2022

Aggregate Impacts of Command-and-Control Environmental Policy: Evidence from Court-Ordered Mining Bans in India

This project will study the impact of an extreme form of 'command and control' environmental policy.

Research Project
1 Apr 2022

eCooking for Sustainable Development: Experimental Evidence from Eastern Congo

The researchers study the uptake and livelihood impact of Electric Pressure Cookers (EPCs) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Research Project
1 Apr 2022

Friends or Competitors: Peer Effects within Business Accelerator Programs

This research examines the impact of interaction between peers within business accelerators programs on early-stage firms in Nigeria.

Research Project
1 Apr 2022

Information Frictions and Firms’ Trading Decisions: Evidence from the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA)

This project will assess, through a randomised control trial, whether providing information about AfCFTA affects firms’ decisions to expand their international operations.

Research Project
1 Apr 2022

Production Network Disruptions: Evidence from the Civil- Conflict in Ethiopia

This project aims to quantify the extent of conflict-induced propagations and its effect in the manufacturing establishments in Ethiopia.

Research Project
1 Apr 2022

Do Energy Audit Mandates Work? An Empirical Analysis Using 12-Year Firm-Level Panel Data

This project will explore the impacts of compulsory energy audits on firms in Vietnam.

Research Project
1 Apr 2022

Understanding the Costs of Hiring Women in Pakistan

This project examines whether economic and non-economic integration costs deter firms from hiring women.

Research Project
1 Apr 2022

Understanding the Drought Impact of El Niño on Small-scale Food and Beverages Manufacturing Firms in Ethiopia

In this project, Walelign, Edjigu, and Ayele explore the effects of the extreme drought produced by El Niño on small-scale food and beverage manufacturing firms in Ethiopia.

Research Project
1 Nov 2021

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