Bangladesh

Whistleblowing Mechanisms for Employer Misbehavior: Evidence from the Bangladeshi Garments Sector

This project examines how the design and introduction of a whistleblower system affect information transmission by employees and misconduct by employers.

Research Project
12 Feb 2020

Interest Rate Caps, Relationship Lending, and Bank Competition: Evidence from Bangladesh

Interest rate caps on loans are unarguably important policy tools in both developed and developing countries. In this project, Miyauchi attempts to empirically test whether this policy tool is effective in Bangladesh.

Research Note
23 Jan 2020

Multinational enforcement of labor law: Experimental evidence from Bangladesh’s apparel sector

Western stakeholders are increasingly demanding that multinationals sourcing from developing countries be accountable for labor rights and working conditions upstream in their supply chains.

Working Paper
22 Jan 2020

Menstrual Health and Worker Productivity in the Bangladeshi Garment Sector (Stage Two)

This project looks at the effect of providing free sanitary pads to female garment workers in Bangladesh on worker health, well-being, absenteeism and productivity.

Research Project
22 Nov 2018

Skills for Growth: Human Capital Deficits, Labour Market Frictions, and Firm-level Productivity in Developing Economies

This project aims to run a pilot study in Bangladesh measuring differences in frictions that firms encounter in hiring and retaining workers of various skills.

Research Project
7 Jun 2018

Menstrual Health and Worker Productivity in the Bangladeshi Garment Sector (Stage One)

This project investigates the effects of subsidised or free disposable menstrual pads on worker’s well-being, health, and productivity.

Research Project
5 Jun 2018

Demand-driven, Private Sector Enforcement of Labour Law in Bangladesh

This project studies which are the effects of private actors enforcing labour standards in Bangladesh on local firms and workers.

Research Project
5 Jun 2018

Do Performance Ranks Increase Productivity? Evidence from a Field Experiment

While performance-based ranking may induce workers to increase effort because of status concerns, such information may also demotivate them or make them wary of outperforming peers.

Working Paper
12 Mar 2018

Interest Rate Caps, Relationship Lending, and Bank Competition: Evidence from Bangladesh

Miyauchi (2017) studies the short and long-term impacts of the interest rate caps on loans for large and medium-sized manufacturing enterprises introduced in 2009 and lifted in 2011 and 2012 in Bangladesh.

Working Paper
10 Nov 2017

Skin in the Game: Microequity and Mentorship for Online Freelancing based Micro-entrepreneurs in Bangladesh

This project considers an innovative new microfinance product, based on the principles of equity financing, in which promising potential entrepreneurs are provided with capital, training and mentorship to help them become online freelancers.

Research Project
18 Sep 2017

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