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Do Women in Top Management Affect Firms’ Environmental, Social and Governance Performance? A Pilot Study of Firms in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana

This pilot project will investigate whether female top executives and women in managerial roles have any significant effect on the environmental, social and governance performance of firms in Ghana.

Research Project
1 Apr 2022

Measuring and Explaining Corporate Transparency and Business Integrity Practices in Low-Income Countries

This project will comprehensively measure corporate transparnecy and business integrity for 1,500 firms across Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Research Project
1 Mar 2022

Quality Upgrading and Competition: Theory and Evidence from Uganda’s Coffee Sector

This project studies how incentives for quality provision are passed along the domestic supply chains, and how this is affected by market structure within the context of coffee in Uganda.

Research Project
1 Mar 2022

Credit for Climate Change: Water Tanks as a Means of Resilience

This project will measure the potential resilience and productivity impacts of the Asset Collaterised Loan model at scale.

Research Project
1 Mar 2022

Engaging Women in Mobile Money Markets

This project will carry out an RCT to evaluate two interventions that interfere with the supply and demand of mobile financial services to encourage greater participation from women.

Research Project
1 Jun 2020

Middlemen: Understanding Wholesale and Retail Distribution Chains in Nigeria

In this project, Grant, Grossman and Startz will collect, analyse, and make available to other researchers data that traces the distribution of manufactured consumer goods in Nigeria.

Research Project
1 Mar 2020

Why Do African Firms Underinvest in Management Training? Experimental Evidence from Middle and Large Ethiopian Firms

This project involves an RCT in Ethiopia to test whether firms’ demand for training is influenced by the level of competition that they face in the market.

Research Project
1 Feb 2020

Market-level Effects of Competition: Prices, Quality and Mechanisms

This project will analyse how increased competition affects prices, quality, and firm entry and exit at the market level through a randomised rollout of new stores by an NGO with a reputation for high quality.

Research Project
1 Jan 2020

Information Frictions in Government-Firm Relationships

This project identifies the role of information frictions in the relationships between firms and government bodies.

Research Project
1 Oct 2019

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