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Multinational and Economic Development

Can local firms boost their productivity by supplying to multinational firms? This project tries to answer this question using a novel, administrative dataset from Costa Rica.

Research Project
19 Nov 2018

Making Forgotten Firm Data Available for Research in Swaziland

This project aims to bring a firm-level dataset collected by the Central Statistical Office (CSO) in Swaziland to the broader research domain, to standardize the data series over time and provide documentation to allow for the use of this data by a larger community of researchers.

Research Project
19 Nov 2018

Terrorism, Credit and Investment: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Pakistan

This project looks, on the one hand, at the effect of charity donations to terrorist organizations on attacks, and on the other at how firms adjust their lending and investment decisions in presence of increased uncertainty.

Research Project
15 Nov 2018

Trade Liberalisation and Buyer-Seller Relation: Evidence from Pakistan's Transaction Level Data

This project provides new evidence on the effects of trade liberalization on buyer-seller relations at both the extensive and intensive margin using a novel dataset on Pakistani firms.

Research Project
1 Aug 2018

Outcome-based Incentives in Export Markets

This project attempts to provide rigorous evidence on what governments can do to facilitate the transition from low-value added to high-value added exports (product diversification) or entry into new export markets (market diversification).

Research Project
6 Jun 2018

Firm Dynamics in Pakistan’s Supply Chain Network

This project examines the importance of upstream and downstream market access for firm selection and growth in Pakistan’s manufacturing sector.

Research Project
5 Jun 2018

Menstrual Health and Worker Productivity in the Bangladeshi Garment Sector (Stage One)

This project investigates the effects of subsidised or free disposable menstrual pads on worker’s well-being, health, and productivity.

Research Project
5 Jun 2018

Demand-driven, Private Sector Enforcement of Labour Law in Bangladesh

This project studies which are the effects of private actors enforcing labour standards in Bangladesh on local firms and workers.

Research Project
5 Jun 2018

Responsiveness of Exports and Imports to real Exchange rate and tariff Changes: Firm Level Evidence in Zambia

This project uses a unique firm level dataset to investigate the effects of movements in the exchange rates and changes in tariff on the responsiveness of exports and imports.

Research Project
4 Jun 2018

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