Nigeria

Shocking Offers: Gender, Wage Inequality, and Recessions in Online Labor Markets

Using data from the largest online job portal in Nigeria, we document: (a) gender differences in salary offers for jobs, and (b) the response of (a) to recessions.

Working Paper
14 Dec 2023

Belief in COVID-19 Misinformation in Nigeria

Research suggests that partisanship and social media usage correlate with belief in COVID-19 misinformation, and that misinformation shapes citizens’ willingness to get vaccinated.

Journal Article
21 Aug 2023

An Analysis of Price Setting Behaviour in the Economic Community of West African States

This project has two basic objectives. First, we analyse the stylised facts that characterise price setting behaviour in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

Research Note
12 Apr 2023

Firm Culture: Can Information Interventions Close Gender Gaps in Online Labour Markets?

We study the effects of information frictions on gender gaps in matching and hiring in online labour markets.

Research Note
20 Mar 2023

An Investigation into Product Market Integration in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

This study examines the extent of market integration within the West African sub-region using the theory of “law of one price”. The dataset covers three countries: Nigeria, Benin and Togo accounting for about three quarters of the sub-region economy.

Working Paper
23 Feb 2023

The collusion trap: Theory with evidence from informal markets in Lagos, Nigeria

Informal actors often compete with formal or regulated ones. Regulated actors therefore can be natural allies in government attempts to enforce laws and regulations. Yet they often are not.

Journal Article
31 Jan 2023

Firm Culture: Examining the Role of Gender in Job Matching in an Online African Labor Market

Africa has some of the highest rates of unemployment globally, yet there is limited understanding of the sources of labor market frictions due to data scarcity.

Working Paper
1 Dec 2022

The Local Advantage: Corruption, Organised Crime, and Indigenisation in the Nigerian Oil Sector

Multinationals in the extractive sectors of weak states face resource theft by armed groups. This criminality is often abetted by state corruption, even though firms are willing to pay for protection.

Working Paper
25 Aug 2022

Information frictions, demand for quality, and welfare in the market for antimalarials

This project investigates the welfare effects of information frictions in the Nigerian antimalarials market

Research Project
1 Aug 2022

Friends or Competitors: Peer Effects within Business Accelerator Programs

This research examines the impact of interaction between peers within business accelerators programs on early-stage firms in Nigeria.

Research Project
1 Apr 2022

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