Bangladesh

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

How Do Managers’ Beliefs about New Technologies Evolve? Informational Interventions and the Adoption of Energy-Efficient Stitching Motors in Bangladesh

This project will examine how managers respond to information about new technologies and how successful they are in updating their beliefs.

Research Project
1 Feb 2021

Financing Virtual Migration: Incubation and Income Sharing in North Bangladesh

This project investigates the potential for financing 'virtual migration' by training rural youth in Bangladesh to become online freelancers, enabling them to export their labour services to a global online marketplace.

Research Project
1 Dec 2020

The Paradox of Search Frictions in Online Labour Markets

Through experiments with a freelancing platform in South Asia, this project will investigate whether introducing small application costs that vary in size and content attracts workers with better “job fit” and improves productivity.

Research Project
1 Nov 2020

Pollution, Productivity and Willingness to Pay for Clean Air

This project will randomly allocate air purifiers among small-scale textile firms in Bangladesh to estimate the effect of air pollution on worker productivity as well as willingness to pay for defensive investments that help reduce exposure to air pollution.

Research Project
1 Oct 2020

Worker Wellness and Organisational Barriers to COVID-19 Prevention Inside the Firm

This project estimates the effects of COVID-19 illness amongst workers on productivity in garment factories in Bangladesh.

Research Project
30 Jun 2020

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