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Environmental Standards in Production Networks

This project investigates how and when higher demand-side quality standards induce technology adoption in low-income countries.

Research Project
1 Jun 2022

Payments to Resolve Inequalities and Climate Change (PRICE)

This project investigates how replacing fossil fuel subsidies with cash payments affects GHG emissions and inequaility. 

Research Project
1 Jun 2022

Bank presence, green lending, and firms’ technology adoption

Green technologies that are less resource-intensive hold the potential to mitigate the negative effects of climate change both by helping firms cope with adverse events (e.g., withstanding network power outages or increase in costs of traditional energy sources) and by lowering carbon emissions at the aggregate level. However, limited access to financing and poor management practices in LICs prevent many firms from adopting these technologies.

Research Project
1 Jun 2022

The Impacts of Climate Change-Induced Salinisation on Worker Productivity in Bangladesh

This project will investigate how increased drinking water salinity affects worker productivity and health. 

Research Project
1 Apr 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

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