A Detailed Anatomy of Factor Misallocation in India

Duranton at al. (2016) complements the results of earlier work on factor misallocation. The paper first expands the methodology and provides two important decompositions for the main indices.

Working Paper
1 Jan 2016

Effects of Land Misallocation on Capital Allocations in India

Growing research and policy interest focuses on the misallocation of output and factors of production in developing economies. This working paper by Kerr, Duranton, Grover and Ghani (2016) considers the possible misallocation of financial loans.

Working Paper
1 Oct 2015

The Productivity Impact of Contract Work in India: An Establishment Level Structural Approach

This project empirically tests whether contract labour brings about more economic costs than benefits and therefore should be banned, or should regulations such as the Contract Labour Act of India spell out the terms that should govern labour subcontracting in terms of wages, working conditions, and benefits.

Research Project
7 Aug 2015

Optimizing network referrals to identify and recruit creditworthy entrepreneurs

This project aims to shed light on whether referrals programs focused around ‘central’ village individuals could improve the loan selection mechanisms, through referrals to microfinance initiatives.

Research Project
6 Aug 2015

Understanding the Employment Preferences of Low-Skilled Labor in India

This project attempts to capture candidates’ backgrounds, career aspirations, and post-training decisions to help explain India’s vocational training field and pave the way for further investigation into the field of vocational training. 

Research Project
29 May 2015

The Returns to Capital for SMEs: Evidence from India

This project will measure the extent of credit constraints in the SME sector in India while simultaneously evaluating a private-sector led project that provides these firms with better access to credit. 

Research Project
28 Apr 2015

The Misallocation of Land and Other Factors of Production in India

This paper by Kerr, Duranton, Grover and Ghandi (2015) quantifies the misallocation of manufacturing output and factors of production between establishments across Indian districts during 1989–2010.

Working Paper
1 Mar 2015

Entry Dynamics in Developing Markets: Evidence from the Indian Market for Potassium Fertilizer

This research explores the factors that affect the pattern of firm entry into different geographic markets in developing countries by focusing on the Indian market for potassium fertilizer. 

Research Project
20 Jan 2015

Profit Maximization among Micro-Entrepreneurs – A Lab-in-the-Field Approach

This project aims to quantify deviations from profit-maximizing behaviour and studying the relative importance of factors that influence profits in a consistent setting. 

Research Project
26 Nov 2014

Currency Devaluations and Industrial Development

As developing countries continually attempt to increase the competitiveness of their exports through currency devaluations, this project examines an increasingly important set of questions regarding the impact of currency devaluations on the manufacturing sector of four different countries. 

Research Project
20 Nov 2014