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Training and Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Ghana

This project seeks to study the effects of accelerator training programmes in developing countries while also controlling for selection bias. 

Research Project
1 Mar 2024

Technology Adoption and Firm Employment: Evidence from Burundi

This project seeks to understand how technology adoption impacts employment in the least developed countries. 

Research Project
1 Nov 2023

Female Labour Force Participation and Mixed Gender Workplaces

This study will test labour demand and labour supply-side explanations as to why firms gender-segregate, while also testing several firm-level policy interventions that could ease these frictions.

Research Project
1 Nov 2023

Relational Frictions Along the Supply Chain: Evidence from a Randomised Experiment Among Senegalese Traders

This study seeks to examine the role played by information asymetries and contracting barriers in shaping international trade. 

Research Project
1 Sep 2023

Job vacancies and hiring by large employers in Bangladesh

This project aims to research the extent to which challenges in finding and hiring workers may hinder firms' growth. 

Research Project
1 Aug 2023

Friendship and Collusion Among Lusakan Fruit and Vegetable Sellers

This study examines the role that non-monetary aspects (such as friendships) can play in sustaining collusive behaviour.

Research Project
1 Aug 2023

Raising Retail Productivity through Data Pooling: Preparatory and Pilot Work to Design a Mobile App Intervention in Zambia

This project investigates whether a scalable technology that pools data generated by individual retailers can overcome informational barriers to growth.

Research Project
1 Apr 2023

Supply Chain Networks and Diffusion of Shocks in Rural Markets

This project studies how firm networks affect individual firms' ability to cope with shocks.

Research Project
1 Apr 2023

Data-Driven Learning and Firm Performance: Experimental Evidence from SMEs in Kenya

This project studies whether reducing the costs of record keeping and identifying patterns in sales improves SME outcomes 

Research Project
1 Apr 2023

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