Kenya

Can Online Marketplaces Reduce Barriers to Growth for Small Firms?

This project asks whether large, semi-coordinated online marketplaces can provide the benefits of expanded market access with much lower costs than foreing trade expansion.

Research Project
20 Nov 2018

The Impact of Contract Farming: Experimental Evidence from Kenya

This project relies on a collaboration with a large Kenyan contract farming company to provide an experimental evaluation of the impact of this form of outsourcing on performance, plot productivity and farmers' incomes.

Research Project
20 Nov 2018

Improving Management of Small Firms in Kenya

This project aims to understand the impacts of a light touch management training on small firms in Kenya.

Research Project
7 Jun 2018

The Impact of Consumer-Side Discrimination on Firm Productivity in East Africa

This project uses a field experiment in Kenya to understand the effect of consumer-side discrimination on individual and aggregate-worker productivities.

Research Project
13 Sep 2017

Baseline for an Information Intervention in the Agro-inputs Market in Kenya

This project investigates the existence of a ‘market for lemons’, i.e. markets sell only low quality products since sellers are not able to signal high quality products to consumers, for agro-inputs in rural Kenya.

Research Project
2 Mar 2017

The Role of Loss Aversion in Take-up and Repayment of Financing Contracts

This project uses a randomized controlled experiment to test the role of behavioural factors in the high take-up rates and subsequent high repayments for asset-collateralized loans.

Research Project
2 Mar 2017

Mitigating Market Frictions by Monitoring Employees in SMEs: A Field Experiment in Kenya's Public Transport Sector

This project expands a previous intervention that implemented a fleet management system in Kenya’s semi-formal public transport system along three margins: possible negative effects of the tracking system, role of cash incentives in enhancing safety and increasing duration and participation to the pilot.

Research Project
13 Jan 2017

Competition and Firm Entry in Agricultural Markets

This project aims to quantify the competitiveness of rural agricultural markets, and to test whether the entry of new intermediaries into markets can enhance competition and increase consumer welfare.

Research Project
15 Dec 2016

General Equilibrium Effects of Cash Transfers: Enterprise Dynamics

This project aims to better understand the capacity of informal SMEs to be a dynamic driver of private sector growth, specifically when granted unconditional government cash transfers.

Research Project
15 Dec 2016

Mitigating Market Frictions by Monitoring Employees in SMEs: A Field Experiment in Kenya's Public Transport Sector

This project will provide monitoring technology to SMEs in a randomized controlled trial to improve their ability to write effective contracts with their employees.

Research Project
15 Dec 2016

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