India

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

The Allocative Efficiency of Land and Energy in India

This project investigates the usage and allocation efficiency of land and energy within India by focusing on the manufacturing sector and developing data to quantify the issues relating to land allocation and energy supply.

Research Project
19 Nov 2014

Joint Lending, not Borrowing: a New Approach to Credit and Entrepreneurship in LDCs

By creating a theoretical model along with a unique, novel data set, this project sheds light on the relationship between credit and investor partnerships and the resulting level of entrepreneurship.  

Research Project
9 Oct 2014

Productivity and Competition in India's Brick Industry

A detailed survey of the Indian brick industry, collected for this study, shows substantial productivity dispersion, attributable to both technology differences and efficiency variation within each technology.

Research Note
25 Jul 2014

Wage Compression in Labor Markets: The Effect of Fairness Norms

By using a field exeperiment on full-time workers, this study aims to understand the labour market distortions generated by wage compression. 

Research Project
19 Jul 2014

Transparent Environmental Regulation and Industrial Performance (Stage One)

Together with Indian environmental regulators, the research team investigates whether public disclosure of information on industrial emissions and the use of information technology can improve regulatory performance, industrial compliance, and industrial efficiency. 

Research Project
18 Jul 2014

Transportation Costs and Regional Differences in Scale of Operation

This study quantify the effect of high transportation costs on productivity and welfare in India, particularly by examining supply to remote areas and the holders of monopoly power. 

Research Project
17 Jul 2014

The Urban Geography of Entrepreneurship and Formality in Poor Countries

This investigation examines the role of transportation infrastructure on entrepreneurial growth and formality in metropolitan cities of India. 

Research Project
16 Jul 2014

Measuring Quality in India's Brick Industry

Under a broader study of the Indian clay brick industry, this project quantifies the extent to which product quality explains differences in productivity and investigates the determinants of firms' choices of quality.

Research Project
14 Jul 2014

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