India

The Solvable Challenge of Air Pollution in India

More than 660 million Indians breathe air that fails India’s National Air Quality Standards. Research suggests that meeting those standards would increase life expectancy in India by 1 year. Going further and meeting the international benchmarks of the

Conference Paper
12 Jul 2017

Understanding the Employment Preferences of Low-income skilled Labour in India

Preliminary results indicate that trainees have strong preferences over salary and job locations and their placement officers (who are solely responsible for trainee placements) have poor knowledge of these preferences.

Research Note
3 Jul 2017

Optimizing Network Referrals to Identify and Recruit Creditworthy Entrepreneurs

Microfinance lenders make limited credit offers because of operational challenges of extensive screening and selection process. We study if optimizing a referral protocol can be used to recruit good entrepreneurs and thus increase access to credit.

Research Note
27 Feb 2017

The Cream of the Crop: Identifying High Ability Entrepreneurs through Community Information

This project attempts to utilise community information to identify high-potential entrepreneurs who can transition their micro-enterprises into SMEs. 

Research Project
22 Dec 2016

The Impact of Climate and Pollution on Worker Productivity: Evidence from India (Stage Two)

This project seeks to explore the role of management in responding to productivity shocks, within the context of pollution in an Indian garment factory.

Research Project
22 Dec 2016

Transparent Environmental Regulation and Industrial Performance (Stage Two)

This project tests whether greater knowledge of pollution data, for regulators and for the public, can make regulation more effective in the Indian energy sector.

Research Project
22 Dec 2016

Lighting Up Bihar: Electrification to Sustain Economic Growth

This project seeks to provide experimental evidence on the relationship between electricity supply and small business creation and growth.

Research Project
15 Dec 2016

Productivity and Competition in the Indian Brick Industry

The goal of this project is to gain further insight into the low productivity of firms in developing countries, and why competitive forces have not led to stronger selective pressures.

Research Project
15 Dec 2016

Smoothing Frictions in Worker Tenure and Productivity: Evidence from Rural-Urban Migrants in the Garment Sector

This project seeks to understand the impacts of tenure, assessing impacts on both worker welfare and workplace productivity.

Research Project
15 Dec 2016

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