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An Analysis of the Impacts of COVID-19 on Large-Scale Firms in Nepal

This study aims to assess the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on large firms in Nepal, identify the factors moderating its effects and evaluate policies that could help limit the damage to these firms.

Research Project
30 Jun 2020

Economic Effects of COVID-19 on Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association Members

This project will examine the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on Bangladeshi garment manufacturers and exporters.

Research Project
30 Jun 2020

Resilience to Economic Shocks through Continued Electricity Access in Kenya

This project employs a field experiment to study how access to affordable electricity can improve the economic resilience of workers and firms to the coronavirus crisis.

Research Project
30 Jun 2020

Government-Firm Relationships during COVID-19

This project seeks to understand the challenges faced by firms in Uganda in the current crisis and how they are responding to them.

Research Project
29 Jun 2020

Tracking the Impacts of the Coronavirus Pandemic on Small Firms in Rwanda

This study will examine the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on small businesses in Rwanda.

Research Project
29 Jun 2020

Whistleblowing Mechanisms for Employer Misbehavior: Evidence from the Bangladeshi Garments Sector

This project examines how the design and introduction of a whistleblower system affect information transmission by employees and misconduct by employers.

Research Project
12 Feb 2020

Firm Adaptation to Extreme Weather Events in Pakistan

This project seeks to understand the direct and indirect impacts of flooding on firms in Pakistan and how they respond to limit their future exposure.

Research Project
12 Feb 2020

Hyper-local Impacts of Mining in India: Implications for Climate Change

This project examines the local social, economic and environmental costs and benefits of the mining industry in India.

Research Project
12 Feb 2020

Selection and Impact of Modern Industrial Employment: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Chinese Factory in Tanzania

This project aims to understand workers’ selfselection and firm’s screening on potential employees, as well as the impact of being employed at a large, modern manufacturing factory on the workers.

Research Project
1 Nov 2019

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