Nigeria

The Politics of Order in Informal Markets: Evidence from Lagos

Property rights are important for economic exchange, but in much of the world they are not publicly guaranteed. Private market associations can fill this gap by providing an institutional structure to enforce agreements, but with this power comes the ability to extort from group members.

Working Paper
2 Oct 2019

Business-to-Business Information Sharing and the Foundations of Reputational Motives for Contract Compliance

When does it make sense for a business that has gained private information about a supplier or customer to share that information, and with whom? This project aims to answer this question in the context of Nigerian traders.

Research Project
21 Nov 2018

Information and Contracting Problems Among Nigerian Traders

This project aims to study the role of information frictions in imports of manufactured consumer goods in Lagos, Nigeria.

Research Project
15 Dec 2016

The Value of Face-to-Face: Search and Contracting Problems in Nigerian Trade

Distance between buyers and sellers can create search and contracting problems: how to find out what goods are available in far away places, and ensure they are actually delivered?

Working Paper
13 Dec 2016

The Supply of High Quality Entrepreneurs in Developing Countries: Evidence from Nigeria

This project evaluated entrepreneurial interest among university undergraduates in Nigeria and the role of compulsory entrepreneurship education in forging this interest. Most undergraduates in Nigeria would like to start their own business but only a handful of them currently do so.

Research Note
8 Dec 2016

Business Practices in Small Firms in Developing Countries

Management has a large effect on the productivity of medium and large firms. But does management matter in micro and small firms, where the majority of the labor force in developing countries works?

Working Paper
6 Dec 2016

Learning from China? Manufacturing, Investment, and Technology Transfer in Nigeria

As China’s economic boom has boosted domestic growth and income, higher wage costs are moving an increasing number of Chinese firms overseas.

Working Paper
30 Nov 2016

The Politics of Order in Informal Markets: Evidence from Lagos

Property rights are important for economic exchange, but in much of the world they are not publicly provided. Private market organizations can fill this gap by providing an institutional structure to enforce agreements, but with this power comes the ability to extort from the group's members.

Working Paper
25 Oct 2016

Complementarity in firm-level innovation strategies: a comparative study of Kenya and Nigeria

In this paper published in Innovation and Development, Egbetokun, Mendi and Mudida (2015) present and analyse firm-level innovation data from Kenya and Nigeria.

Journal Article
14 Oct 2016

The Value of Face-to-Face: Travel and the Information Costs of Trade

Distance between buyers and sellers can create information problems that pose a barrier to trade.

Research Note
15 Sep 2016

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