India

How Does Energy-Efficiency Pass-Through to Product Markets? Evidence from Indian Manufacturing Firms

By hiring traders to make credible output bids to treatment and control firms, the researchers are able to collect accurate price data that allows them to test whether newly more energy-efficient firms reduce output prices.

Research Project
26 Jun 2014

My Mobile Consultant: Mobile Based Business Advice Service for MSMEs

This project develops a mobile-based management consultancy aimed at improving business practices in Indian Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). The researchers, together with a technological team, will develop an appropriate business advice service for MSMEs using a mobile platform and collect high-frequency data to evaluate the full impact of this product.

Research Project
20 Jun 2014

Contract Design, Business Growth, and Female Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Microfinance in India

Building on a previous randomized experiment that assessed the impact of reduced liquidity needs on investment in microenterprises and enterprise growth, this project investigates on a deeper level the effect of including liquidity grace periods in credit contracts.

Research Project
19 Jun 2014

Innovations in an Emerging Economy: Lessons from Indian Patent Data

This study exploits a set of natural experiments to identify the causal impact of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) on Indian innovative activity, as well as the impact of foreign multinationals' use of IPR protection on Indian firms.

Research Project
15 Jun 2014

Highways, Firm Productivity, and Allocative Efficiency in India

This project evaluates the impact of highway construction in India on different aspects of economic activity, such as firm productivity and allocative efficiency, and thus the impact of public infrastructure on the entry of new firms into the manufacturing sector. 

Research Project
5 Jun 2014

What Causes Dispersion in Revenue and Output across Firms? The Brick Industry in India

This detailed study of the Indian brick industry allows for reliable estimates of firm productivity, disentangling competing explanations of variations in revenue and output across firms such as capital misallocation, market power, and adjustment costs.

Research Project
2 Jun 2014

Highways, Firm Productivity, and Allocative Efficiency in India

In this study of a large scale highway upgrade project in India, called the Golden Quadrilateral (GQ), Kerr, Grover and Ghani (2013) find several positive effects on the organized sector for non-nodal districts located in proximity with the GQ vis-à-vis other districts — most notably higher entry ra

Research Note
3 Jan 2014

The Golden Quadrilateral Highway Project and Urban/Rural Manufacturing in India

Ghani, Grover and Kerr (2013) use a difference-in-difference estimation strategy to compare non-nodal districts based on their distance from the highway system.

Working Paper
12 Nov 2013

Highway to Success: The Impact of the Golden Quadrilateral Project for the Location and Performance of Indian Manufacturing

In this paper, published in The Economic Journal, Kerr, Grover and Ghani (2015) investigate the impact of transport infrastructure on the organisation and efficiency of manufacturing activity. The Golden Quadrilateral (GQ) project upgraded a central highway network in India.

Journal Article
12 Nov 2013

Highway to Success: The Impact of the Golden Quadrilateral Project for the Location and Performance of Indian Manufacturing

The authors investigate the impact of the Golden Quadrilateral (GQ) highway project on the Indian organized manufacturing sector using enterprise data. The GQ project upgraded the quality and width of 5,846 km of roads in India.

Working Paper
28 Oct 2013

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