India

Management and Shocks to Worker Productivity

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

Journal Article
8 Oct 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

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

This project will examine the effect of warehouse receipt financing on terms of trade for farmers in India.

Research Project
29 Jun 2021

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. Larger Indian firms selling inputs to other firms tend to have more customers, tend to be used more intensively by their custom

Working Paper
29 Jun 2021

Mechanising Agriculture: Impacts for Labour and Agricultural Productivity

The measurement of the returns to adoption of mechanised practices is of first order relevance to understanding the effect of policies directed towards capital intensification on overall productivity.

Research Note
18 May 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

Targeting High Ability Entrepreneurs Using Community Information: Mechanism Design In The Field

Identifying high-growth microentrepreneurs in low-income countries remains a challenge due to a scarcity of verifiable information.

Working Paper
23 Nov 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

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