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Alleviating Mobility and Informational Constraints Through Social Networks for High-growth Female Entrepreneurs in Pakistan

This project investigates the effectiveness of business training programmes on the growth of women-led businesses.

Research Project
1 Aug 2022

Regulating Deforestation Through Supply Chains – Evidence from the Amazon

This project investigates how market structure in the beef supply chain affects optimal environmental policy in the Amazon.

Research Project
1 Jun 2022

Reducing carbon emissions while boosting growth: Turkey's response to the EU's carbon border adjustment mechanism

The project will compare the relative efficacy of three EBRD-sponsored programmes designed to reduce Turkish SMEs' emissions.

Research Project
1 Jun 2022

Bricks to Blocks: Policy, Bureaucracy, and Private Sector

This project will investigate the implementation of policy on building materials and relevant constraints.

Research Project
1 Apr 2022

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

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