Bangladesh

Monitoring Harassment in Organizations

We study the value of garbled survey methods as a tool to monitor harassment.

Working Paper
24 Jul 2022

Performance Ranks, Conformity, and Cooperation: Evidence from a Sweater Factory

Performance ranking triggers multiple social incentives for workers. On one hand, it offers status rewards to induce the workers to increase their effort. On the other, it introduces risks of social retribution from coworkers for outperforming them.

Working Paper
1 Jul 2022

Exploring adoption of renewable energy technology (RET) among apparel exporters in Bangladesh: Policy landscape, current capacities, and future pathways

This study investigates the drivers and barriers to the adoption of sustainable energy sources among ready-made garment factories in Bangladesh.

Research Project
1 Jun 2022

Bricks to Blocks: Policy, Bureaucracy, and Private Sector

This project will investigate the implementation of policy on building materials and relevant constraints.

Research Project
1 Apr 2022

Innovative Insurance Design that will Enhance the Role of Private Firms in Strengthening the Resilience of Rice Cultivation in Bangladesh to Climate Change

The researchers will formulate a practicable design of purely weather-contingent yet easily customisable insurance products for private insurers to offer to rice farmers in Bangladesh.

Research Project
1 Apr 2022

Knowledge exchange and productivity spill-overs in Bangladeshi garment factories

Knowledge sharing between employees has long been viewed as a major driver of firm productivity growth, and the strength of productivity spill-overs within firms is a common measure of knowledge sharing.

Journal Article
8 Oct 2021

Empowering the measurement of economic growth on the ground: Exploring energy use and enterprise behaviours in Dhaka

This project will construct a database of the energy use of manufacturing enterprises in Dhaka to identify firm growth and economic outcomes over time and space.

Research Project
29 Jun 2021

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

In this pilot project, we demonstrate the exciting potential of online freelancing for improving the incomes of poor youth in rural Bangladesh.

Research Note
23 Apr 2021

Repayment Flexibility and Risk Taking: Experimental Evidence from Credit Contracts

A widely held view is that small firms in developing countries are prevented from making profitable investments by lack of access to credit and insurance markets. One solution is to provide repayment flexibility in credit contracts.

Working Paper
1 Apr 2021

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