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Agricultural Productivity and Economic Development: Evidence from Brazil

This project attempts to study the effects of the adoption of new agricultural technologies on economic development in Brazil.

Research Project
22 Dec 2016

The Impact of Climate and Pollution on Worker Productivity: Evidence from India

This project seeks to explore the role of management in responding to productivity shocks, within the context of pollution in an Indian garment factory.

Research Project
22 Dec 2016

Transparent Environmental Regulation and Industrial Performance

This project tests whether greater knowledge of pollution data, for regulators and for the public, can make regulation more effective in the Indian energy sector.

Research Project
22 Dec 2016

Contractual Flexibility, Firm Growth, and Information Asymmetries in Microfinance: Experimental Evidence from Bangladesh

The central aim of this project is to identify the impact of introducing a flexible loan contract on the credit market.

Research Project
22 Dec 2016

Firm Entry Barriers, Growth Constraints, and Job Creation

This project aims to investigate the importance of financial constraints as a barrier to entry and as a barrier to growth.

Research Project
22 Dec 2016

Differentiation, Property Rights, and the Performance of Microentrepreneurs

This project aims to develop a research programme that investigates the role of innovation in micro-enterprises’ marketing practices in driving performance.

Research Project
22 Dec 2016

The Real Economic Impact of Political Uncertainty

This project based in Brazil aims to uncover novel facts about the nexus between politics and economics.

Research Project
22 Dec 2016

Buy from Your Kin: Microenterprise Customer Base, Productivity and Market Power

This project provides original evidence on the market forces that shape businesses in low-income countries; arguing that social and kinship ties influence competition and productivity because of their influence on business’ access to customers.

Research Project
13 Dec 2016

Increasing SME productivity in Uganda: Leveraging clusters to train and create linkages

This study conducts a unique experimental evaluation of an intervention that focuses on technical training and the creation of economies of scale among small enterprises to increase access to markets.

Research Project
13 Dec 2016

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