India

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

Mechanizing Agriculture

What are the gains from mechanization? We run a randomized control trial that subsidizes access to equipment rental markets to study how the adoption of mechanization shifts farming households’ labor supply, farm productivity and labor demand.

Working Paper
1 Jul 2022

Endogenous Spatial Production Networks: Quantitative Implications for Trade and Productivity

I develop a model of endogenous production network formation between spatially distant firms.

Working Paper
4 Jun 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

Investing in the next generation: the long-run impacts of a liquidity shock

How do poor entrepreneurs trade off investments in business enterprises versus children's human capital, and how do these choices influence intergenerational socio-economic mobility?

Working Paper
1 Mar 2022

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