Kenya

Distinguishing Constraints on Financial Inclusion and Their Impact on GDP, TFP, and Inequality

A general equilibrium model featuring multiple realistic sources of financial frictions is developed to study how different constraints interact in equilibrium.

Journal Article
1 Jan 2021

Growing Markets through Business Training for Female Entrepreneurs: A Market-Level Randomized Experiment in Kenya

A common concern with efforts to directly help some small businesses to grow is that their growth comes at the expense of their unassisted competitors.

Journal Article
1 Jan 2021

Competition and Entry in Agricultural Markets: Experimental Evidence from Kenya

African agricultural markets are characterized by low farmer revenues and high consumer food prices. Many have worried that this wedge is partially driven by imperfect competition among intermediaries.

Journal Article
1 Dec 2020

Monitoring in Target Contracts: Theory and Experiment in Kenyan Public Transit

Kelley, Lane and Schönholzer (2020) develop a relational contracting model to study the role of monitoring in firms and evaluate the model experimentally in the field.

Working Paper
23 Oct 2020

From Micro to Macro in an Equilibrium Diffusion Model

Brooks, Donovan and Johnson (2020) show how exogenous variation in individual-level interactions identifies critical diffusion parameters in a wide class of general equilibrium firm diffusion models.

Working Paper
1 Oct 2020

COVID-19-Induced Cash Flow Constraints and the Burden of Taxation: A Study with the Kenya Revenue Authority

This project will study the effect of the coronavirus crisis on formal economic activity and tax collection in Kenya, evaluate the impact of changes to tax policy in reaction to it and explore low-cost interventions that could encourage tax compliance.

Research Project
30 Jun 2020

Monitoring and Accountability for Public Service Delivery: A Study of Electricity Reliability to Health Services Providers in Rural Kenya

This project evaluates the effects of greater public awareness on electricity reliability to health services providers in Kenya.

Research Project
30 Jun 2020

Shocks to Supply Chains and Market Dynamics in a Crisis

This project examines the impact of supply chain disruptions and demand shocks on formal firms and production networks in Kenya.

Research Project
30 Jun 2020

Resilience to Economic Shocks through Continued Electricity Access in Kenya

This project employs a field experiment to study how access to affordable electricity can improve the economic resilience of workers and firms to the coronavirus crisis.

Research Project
30 Jun 2020

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