The Effect of Warehouse Receipt Finance on Terms of Trade for Farmers

Can warehouse receipt finance improve trading terms for small farmers and reduce price seasonality? We study this question in the context of a warehouse receipt program in India using detailed market data and warehouse locations.

Research Note
19 Aug 2022

Microfinance, Micro-entrepreneurship and Misallocation

For almost half a century, microfinance has been seen as a powerful tool to improve access to credit for the poor.

Research Note
15 Aug 2022

Digitising Historical Plant-level Data on Labour Outcomes

This project investigates what market frictions may prevent labour reallocation within and across sectors.

Research Project
1 Aug 2022

Does the Invisible Hand Efficiently Guide Entry and Exit? Evidence from a Vegetable Market Experiment in India

What accounts for the ubiquity of small vendors operating side-by-side in the urban centers of developing countries? Why don’t competitive forces drive some vendors out of the market?

Working Paper
14 Jul 2022

Aggregate Impacts of Command-and-Control Environmental Policy: Evidence from Court-Ordered Mining Bans in India

This project will study the impact of an extreme form of 'command and control' environmental policy.

Research Project
1 Apr 2022

Can Electricity Demand Management Drive the Transition to Clean and Affordable Energy in Poor Economies?

This study will examine how Internet-of Things technologies that enable automated electricity demand management can drive the clean energy transition.

Research Project
1 Apr 2022

Constraints on Firms for Providing Safer Workplaces for Female Workers

This project will study what constraints firms face in developing countries in promoting safety for sexual harassment for existing and potential female workers.

Research Project
1 Apr 2022

Management and Shocks to Worker Productivity

We study how managers mitigate the negative impacts of environmental shocks.

Journal Article
8 Oct 2021

Firm Relocation as Environmental Policy: Measurement, and Impacts on Agglomeration and the Environment

This project will examine the trade-offs between environmental policy goals (chiefly pollution reduction in high population density areas) and firm outcomes related to agglomeration.

Research Project
1 Sep 2021

India’s Food Supply Chain During the Pandemic

We document the impact of India’s COVID-19 lockdown on the food supply chain. Food arrivals in wholesale markets dropped by 69% in the three weeks following the lockdown and wholesale prices rose by 8%.

Working Paper
31 Jul 2021