Ghana

Gender Differences in Informal Labour Market Resilience

This paper reports on the universe of garment-making firm owners in a Ghanaian district capital during the COVID-19 crisis. By July 2020, 80% of both male- and female-owned firms were operational.

Working Paper
22 Sep 2022

Professional Networks and Female Entrepreneurship

Can access to online networking opportunities combined with legal support increase business collaborations and improve business performance?

Research Note
17 Aug 2022

Propagation of taste for climate resilience: evidence from cocoa value chain in Ghana

This study investigates how demand shocks propagate through the production network to ultimate producers, by looking at cocoa bean production in Ghana.

Research Project
1 Aug 2022

Do Women in Top Management Affect Firms’ Environmental, Social and Governance Performance? A Pilot Study of Firms in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana

This pilot project will investigate whether female top executives and women in managerial roles have any significant effect on the environmental, social and governance performance of firms in Ghana.

Research Project
1 Apr 2022

Are Small Firms Labor Constrained? Experimental Evidence from Ghana

We report the results of a field experiment that randomly placed unemployed young people as apprentices with small firms in Ghana, and included no cash subsidy to firms (or workers) beyond in-kind recruitment services.

Journal Article
1 Mar 2022

Gotta Have Money to Make Money? Bargaining Behavior and Financial Need of Microentrepreneurs

Bargaining over real prices with microenterprise owners in Ghana, we show that sellers with less per capita household liquidity agree to lower sale prices.

Journal Article
1 Mar 2022

Money or Power? Financial Infrastructure and Optimal Policy

In response to the Covid-19 crisis, 186 countries implemented direct cash transfers to households, and 181 introduced in-kind programs that lowered the cost of utilities such as electricity, water, transport, and mobile money.

Working Paper
15 Feb 2022

Ghanaian Firms and the Evolution of the Manufacturing Sector in Ghana

As a result of this project the Ghanaian 2014 Integrated Business Establishment Survey (IBES) firm census microdata has been made publicly available through DataFirst, a microdata repository at the University of Cape Town.

Research Note
30 Jun 2021

Measuring the unmeasured: Aggregating, anchoring, and adjusting to estimate small business performance

Business sales and profits for small firms are notoriously difficult to measure, with multiple sources of measurement and recall error.

Journal Article
1 Jun 2021

It Takes Two: Experimental Evidence on the Determinants of Technology Diffusion

Hardy and McCasland (2021) report on an experiment that brings insights from the literature on demand-side determinants of technology adoption to the study of peer-to-peer diffusion.

Journal Article
1 Mar 2021

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