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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

Information Frictions on Job Descriptions

This project investigates the effect of preferences over missing job characteristics on job matching in an online job platform.

Research Project
1 Apr 2023

Tax induced trade costs in developing countries: Evidence from VAT reform in India

This project investigates the impact of trade barriers on internal trade and the organisation of supply chains.

Research Project
1 Apr 2023

Effects of Weather Shocks on Production Outcomes in Firms

This project investigates how firms and their supply chain partners are indirectly affected by extreme weather events.

Research Project
1 Apr 2023

Identifying and Easing Constraints on Microenterprise Location within Kampala, Uganda

This project investigates the types of constraints that microfirms face in relocating to more profitable parts of the city.

Research Project
1 Aug 2022

The Drivers, Effects and Measurement of Micro-Entrepreneurs’ Labour Supply Decisions: Pilot Evidence from Uganda

This project will investigate the labour supply decisions of micro-entrepreneurs and their effect on productivity and health.

Research Project
1 Aug 2022

Adoption and Impacts of Digital Payment Technologies: Evidence from Informal Transit

This study investigates the barriers to digital technology adoption and the latter's impact on productivity in the informal transit sector.

Research Project
1 Aug 2022

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