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High-Speed Internet, Financial Technology and Banking

This research investigates the relationship between high-speed internet, financial technology, and banking.

Research Note
23 Nov 2022

Customer Discrimination in the Workplace: Evidence from Online Sales

Many workers are evaluated on their ability to engage with customers. We measure the impact of gender-based customer discrimination on the productivity of online sales agents working across Sub-Saharan Africa.

Working Paper
26 Sep 2022

Environmental Standards in Production Networks

This project investigates how and when higher demand-side quality standards induce technology adoption in low-income countries.

Research Project
1 Jun 2022

High-Speed Internet, Financial Technology and Banking

Exploiting the staggered arrival of fibre-optic submarine cables, we show that high-speed internet promotes the role of banks and credit in Africa.

Working Paper
1 May 2022

Microfinance, Microentrepreneurship and Misallocation

Microfinance has been shown to have limited average impacts on incomes and profits in developing countries.

Working Paper
6 Dec 2021

The Microstructure of Corporate Bond Markets in Emerging Economies: Evidence from Africa

Using survey and interview data gathered from 13 countries in Africa, and bond issuance data from DataStream, this study reveals that corporate bond markets in Africa use reasonably modern trading infrastructure.

Research Note
29 Oct 2021

Financing Development with Impact

 This project aims to be the first large-scale comprehensive study of management practices of DFIs and Private Equity and Venture Capital fund managers in LICs.

Research Project
1 Oct 2021

Microfinance, Microentrepreneurship and Misallocation

This project evaluates to what extent heterogeneity in the take-up of microfinance and heterogeneity in its impacts on entrepreneurs explain the impact of microfinance on allocative inefficiency within occupational choice and investments.

Research Project
1 Jan 2021

The Importance of Protecting Export-Oriented Firms

The COVID-19 crisis has hit everywhere at once. Lower-income countries should not expect large inflows of aid; they will be left largely to their own resources. Those resources are limited, so lower-income countries need to find leverage wherever they can.

Policy Insight
22 Jun 2020

Peer Networks and Entrepreneurship: A Pan-African RCT

Do business interaction and exchange of ideas among peers foster entrepreneurship?

Research Note
4 Feb 2020

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