Ghana

Small Enterprise Emergency Financial Assistance

The study estimates the relative impacts of three different implementation methods of small enterprise emergency financial assistance in Ghana.

Research Project
30 Jun 2020

Household Matters: Revisiting the Returns to Capital among Female Micro-entrepreneurs

Multiple field experiments report positive financial returns to capital shocks for male and not female microentrepreneurs. But these analyses overlook the fact that female entrepreneurs often reside with male entrepreneurs.

Journal Article
1 Sep 2019

8 Geese Flying to Ghana? A Case Study of the Impact of Chinese Investments on Africa’s Manufacturing Sector

China has significantly changed its engagement mode with Africa, shifting from trade of natural resources to investment in industrial sectors. Tang (2018) uses Ghana as a case study to examine why and how Chinese investors come to set up factories in Africa’s challenging business environment.

Journal Article
1 Dec 2018

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

Previous studies of peer-to-peer technology diffusion have primarily focused on the decision of potential adopters. Often equally relevant for observed diffusion is the willingness of incumbent adopters to actively share technology.

Research Note
18 Jan 2018

Contract Design, Business Growth, and Female Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Microfinance in India

Several field experiments find positive returns to grants for male and not female micro- entrepreneurs. But these analyses overlook that female entrepreneurs often reside with a male business owner.

Research Note
5 Dec 2017

Are Small Firms Labour Constrained? Experimental Evidence from Ghana

Firms in poor countries are much smaller than firms in rich countries, with the modal firm being a single person, the owner. Meanwhile, youth unemployment and underemployment are widespread.

Research Note
19 Oct 2017

Ghanaian Firms and the Evolution of the Manufacturing Sector in Ghana

This project focuses on releasing key data on Ghanaian firms into the public domain.

Research Project
19 Sep 2017

Are Small Firms Labor Constrained? Experimental Evidence from Ghana

Hardy and McCasland (2017) report the results of a field experiment that randomly placed unemployed young people as apprentices with small firms in Ghana.

Working Paper
5 May 2017

Chinese Investment in Ghana's Manufacturing Sector

This paper by Xiaoyang (2016) uses Ghana as a case study to illustrate the extent to which Chinese manufacturing firms are driving manufacturing in an African country.

Working Paper
1 Dec 2016

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

Previous studies of peer-to-peer technology diffusion have primarily focused on the decision of potential adopters. Equally relevant for observed diffusion in many contexts is the willingness of incumbent adopters to actively share technology.

Working Paper
27 Sep 2016

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