India

Endogenous Spatial Production Networks: Quantitative Implications for Trade and Productivity

In modern economies, production is organized in large-scale complex networks of firms trading intermediate inputs with each other.

Working Paper
10 Jan 2021

Managerial Quality and Productivity Dynamics

Do productivity and managerial quality vary within the firm? If so which managerial traits and practices matter most for team productivity? Combining granular garment production data with survey data on managers across 120 production lines in India, Adhvaryu et al.

Working Paper
7 Jan 2021

Do Marketing Channel Reforms Increase Competition? Evidence from Indian Produce Markets

In this paper Alé Chilet and Itin-Shwartz (2020) study the effectiveness of marketing channel liberalization in increasing competition among traders and prices obtained by farmers for their produce.

Working Paper
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

Misallocation and Network Externalities in Inefficient Economies

This project exploits an arguably exogenous shock to the allocation of coal mines in India to study the spillovers of misallocation in an upstream sector through the rest of the economy.

Research Project
1 Nov 2020

Misallocation in the Market for Inputs: Enforcement and the Organization of Production

The strength of contract enforcement determines how firms source inputs and organize production.

Journal Article
1 Nov 2020

The Light and the Heat: Productivity Co-Benefits of Energy-Saving Technology

Adhvaryu, Kala and Nyshadham (2020) study the adoption of energy-efficient LED lighting in garment factories around Bangalore, India.

Journal Article
1 Oct 2020

Inter-firm Networks across Intra-national Borders: Theory and Evidence from India

This project develops a theory and estimation framework for inter-firm production networks in the presence of distortions at the firm and firm-to-firm levels.

Research Project
1 Jun 2020

Expectations, Wage Hikes, and Worker Voice

Hirschman's (1970) seminal thesis that enabling worker "voice" prevents exit from the employment relationship has played a foundational role in labor economics.

Working Paper
7 May 2020

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