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Facilitating Innovative Growth of Low Cost Private Schools: Experimental Evidence from Pakistan

This project seeks to understand how alleviating financial and technological constraints in the input market can impact firm growth and innovation, through private schools in Pakistan.

Research Project
15 Dec 2016

Information and Contracting Problems Among Nigerian Traders

This project aims to study the role of information frictions in imports of manufactured consumer goods in Lagos, Nigeria.

Research Project
15 Dec 2016

Lighting Up Bihar: Electrification to Sustain Economic Growth

This project seeks to provide experimental evidence on the relationship between electricity supply and small business creation and growth.

Research Project
15 Dec 2016

Competition and Firm Entry in Agricultural Markets

This project aims to quantify the competitiveness of rural agricultural markets, and to test whether the entry of new intermediaries into markets can enhance competition and increase consumer welfare.

Research Project
15 Dec 2016

General Equilibrium Effects of Cash Transfers: Enterprise Dynamics

This project aims to better understand the capacity of informal SMEs to be a dynamic driver of private sector growth, specifically when granted unconditional government cash transfers.

Research Project
15 Dec 2016

Productivity and Competition in the Indian Brick Industry

The goal of this project is to gain further insight into the low productivity of firms in developing countries, and why competitive forces have not led to stronger selective pressures.

Research Project
15 Dec 2016

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

This project will provide monitoring technology to SMEs in a randomized controlled trial to improve their ability to write effective contracts with their employees.

Research Project
15 Dec 2016

The Importance of Firm Networks: Methods and Evidence from Transaction-Level Administrative Data

This project seeks to understand if constraints on firm productivity in low-income countries are due to the interactions among firms and sectors in a developing economy.

Research Project
15 Dec 2016

Smoothing Frictions in Worker Tenure and Productivity: Evidence from Rural-Urban Migrants in the Garment Sector

This project seeks to understand the impacts of tenure, assessing impacts on both worker welfare and workplace productivity.

Research Project
15 Dec 2016

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