Meredith Startz

Meredith Startz is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Economics Department at Princeton University. She will also be a Postdoctoral Fellow at SIEPR in 2018-19, before joining the Stanford economics department as an Assistant Professor.

Her research is at the intersection of development and trade, and focuses on how contracting problems shape transactions and firms in developing countries.

Researcher's Grant Projects

When does it make sense for a business that has gained private information about a supplier or customer to share that information, and with whom? This project aims to answer this question in the context of Nigerian traders.
Researchers: Shelby Grossman, Meredith Startz
Grants Round: 25th Round
Country: Nigeria
This project aims to identify the information costs of trade by focusing on business travel of Nigerian traders to their Chinese suppliers and building a panel data set to facilitate this analysis. 
Researchers: Meredith Startz, Shelby Grossman
Grants Round: 15th Round
Country: Nigeria
This study builds on an earlier ERG project to carefully examine the causal mechanisms by which business skills training affects business outcomes using high frequency follow-up surveys.
Researchers: Greg Fischer, Dean Karlan, Meredith Startz
Grants Round: 2nd MRG round
Country: Uganda
Cross-cutting themes: Gender
By examining Kenyan textile firms, the researcher analyzes the relationship between low-tech innovation, or 'tinkering', and within-firm incentives as well as productivity. 
Researchers: Meredith Startz
Grants Round: Special ERG - PhD
Country: Kenya
This research identifies the changes in business processes resulting from technical assistance and business skills training to female entrepreneurs in Central Uganda.
Researchers: Greg Fischer, Dean Karlan, Meredith Startz
Grants Round: 5th Round
Country: Uganda
Cross-cutting themes: Gender