India

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

The Cream of the Crop: Targeting High Ability Entrepreneurs Using Microcredit Group Information

This study uses the first-hand knowledge from microcredit clients' social networks to identify those entrepreneurs which are likely to be of high ability and earn higher rates of return.  

Research Project
13 Jul 2014

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

This study quantifies the impact of temperature, humidity, and pollution on worker productivity while also estimating the co-benefits of introducing environmentally friendly technology such as LED lighting to worker productivity and firm profitability.

Research Project
9 Jul 2014

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