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The Role of Loss Aversion in Take-up and Repayment of Financing Contracts

This project uses a randomized controlled experiment to test the role of behavioural factors in the high take-up rates and subsequent high repayments for asset-collateralized loans.

Research Project
2 Mar 2017

Suppliers

How important is to have a good supplier for the success of a firm? This project based in China will shed some light on the role that the supply side of the economy plays on firm performance.

Research Project
1 Mar 2017

Management in Pakistan: Evidence from Sindh, Baluchistan and Khyber Paktunkhawa provinces

The key purpose of this project is to measure management practices, undertake a rigorous empirical analysis of management-performance relationship, and investigate the determinants of management practices in manufacturing establishments in previously inaccessible provinces of Pakistan.

Research Project
28 Feb 2017

International Trade and Employment Volatility in Rwanda

This project studies the impact of globalization on employment and wages focusing on the relationship between both importing and exporting and employment volatility in Rwanda.

Research Project
28 Feb 2017

The Political Determinants of Economic Exchange

How do citizens react to political connections when the rule of law is weak? This project estimates the impact of political connections on trust in economic exchange in Senegal and, when exchange occurs, it explores whether buyers prefer formal or informal contracts.

Research Project
28 Feb 2017

The Impact of FDI through the Production Network: Evidence from Costa Rica

This project studies the impact of FDI and multinational firms’ entry on domestic firms’ productivity in Costa Rica.

Research Project
28 Feb 2017

Do Worker Non-cognitive Skills Affect Firm Outcomes?

This work will shed light on how much employers value cognitive (e.g. IQ) and non-cognitive (e.g. motivation, perseverance etc.) skills and the extent to which these skills are predictive of future productivity.

Research Project
27 Feb 2017

Mitigating Market Frictions by Monitoring Employees in SMEs: A Field Experiment in Kenya's Public Transport Sector

This project expands a previous intervention that implemented a fleet management system in Kenya’s semi-formal public transport system along three margins: possible negative effects of the tracking system, role of cash incentives in enhancing safety and increasing duration and participation to the pilot.

Research Project
13 Jan 2017

The Cream of the Crop: Identifying High Ability Entrepreneurs through Community Information

This project attempts to utilise community information to identify high-potential entrepreneurs who can transition their micro-enterprises into SMEs.  

Research Project
22 Dec 2016

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