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Financial deepening through loan pricing transparency and its impacts

This project investigates the role of access to comparative loan information in consumer borrowing decisions, and how providing easy-to-process comparative information improves decision making.

Research Project
1 Aug 2019

Impact Evaluation of a Business Training and Awareness Campaign for the M-CADJU Service in Guinea-Bissau

This project explores an intervention to encourage the take-up of M-CADJU in Guinea-Bissau, a live-fair-price mobile phone information service that helps farmers maximise the price they receive for their produce.

Research Project
1 Jul 2019

Supporting Microenterprise in Humanitarian Programming: Clan Network and Business Performance in Somalia

This projects seeks to understand the medium-term impacts of unconditional transfers on enterprise performance and how this varies by clan network.

Research Project
1 Jul 2019

An Analysis of Price Setting Behaviour in the Economic Community of West African States

This project examines price setting behaviour in developing countries and how it applies to existing theories.

Research Project
1 Jul 2019

Understanding Team Composition and Productivity in Factories

This project examines workers and team leaders working in garment factories in Pakistan to understand what characteristics are correlated with productivity and whether the search for and composition of teams is efficient.

Research Project
1 Jul 2019

Monopsony Power in the Labour Market: Evidence from Peru

This project estimates the monopsony power held by firms across the labour market in Peru.

Research Project
1 Jun 2019

Leveraging Custom Hire Markets for Increasing Scale and Productivity

This project aims to rigorously identify what type of market arrangements and infrastructure provide the most sustainable environment for agricultural rental markets of equipment to arise, or how the entry of formal rental opportunities impact informal renting arrangements.

Research Project
27 Mar 2019

Quality Upgrading and Competition: Theory and Evidence from Uganda's Coffee Sector

This project studies how market structure affects incentives for quality upgrading along developing
country value chains.

Research Project
27 Mar 2019

Formal Hiring Practices, Firm Growth, and Inclusive Labour Markets

Can firms be encouraged to formalise their hiring process? This project aims to answer this question in the context of Ethiopia, through an RCT that addresses two of the main factors behind the lack of formality.

Research Project
20 Mar 2019

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