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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

High-Speed Internet, Financial Technology and Banking

This project will exploit a unique natural experiment, the introduction of high-speed internet in Africa, to shed light on the effects of fast internet on banking.

Research Project
1 Oct 2021

Firm Relocation as Environmental Policy: Measurement, and Impacts on Agglomeration and the Environment

This project will examine the trade-offs between environmental policy goals (chiefly pollution reduction in high population density areas) and firm outcomes related to agglomeration.

Research Project
1 Sep 2021

The Local Effects of Foreign Direct Investment

This project will examine whether and how FDI affects local labour markets and living conditions.

Research Project
1 Jul 2021

Empowering the measurement of economic growth on the ground: Exploring energy use and enterprise behaviours in Dhaka

This project will construct a database of the energy use of manufacturing enterprises in Dhaka to identify firm growth and economic outcomes over time and space.

Research Project
29 Jun 2021

The Effect of Warehouse Receipt Finance on Terms of Trade for Farmers

This project will examine the effect of warehouse receipt financing on terms of trade for farmers in India.

Research Project
29 Jun 2021

Effects of Referring Business Partners on Firm Networks and Performance

This project employs a field experiment with 800 firms in China to evaluate the impact of referring business partners on firms in the industry producing the Chinese writing brush.

Research Project
1 Feb 2021

How Do Managers’ Beliefs about New Technologies Evolve? Informational Interventions and the Adoption of Energy-Efficient Stitching Motors in Bangladesh

This project will examine how managers respond to information about new technologies and how successful they are in updating their beliefs.

Research Project
1 Feb 2021

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