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Management Traits as Embodied Human Capital: A Randomised Field Experiment in Ethiopia

This project aims to provide some evidence on management in Ethiopia.

Research Project
6 Jun 2018

Collateralised Lending for Microenterprise: Impact, Misallocation and Moral Hazard

This project will analyse the impact of an innovative, targeted and collateralized credit programme that seeks to make motorcycle taxi drivers the owners of their vehicles.

Research Project
22 Dec 2016

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

Increasing Productivity and Safety of SMEs by Monitoring Drivers 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

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