Pakistan

Documenting the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Employers and Hiring

This project will analyse the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on firms in Pakistan and evaluate three interventions intended to assist firms with recruitment during recovery.

Research Project
30 Jun 2020

Terrorism Financing, Recruitment and Attack

In this paper, Limodio (2020) investigates the effect of terrorism financing and recruitment on attacks. A Sharia-compliant institution in Pakistan induces exogenous variation in the funding of terrorist groups through their religious affiliation.

Working Paper
1 May 2020

Firm Adaptation to Extreme Weather Events in Pakistan

This project seeks to understand the direct and indirect impacts of flooding on firms in Pakistan and how they respond to limit their future exposure.

Research Project
12 Feb 2020

Social Networks and Search Frictions in Day Labour Markets

In South Asia, three quarters of ultra-poor households report casual labour as the dominant form of income. In urban areas, short-term construction jobs are found through social connections or by going to a “labour stand”, essentially an intersection where low-skilled labourers wait each morning for employers looking to hire for a day or two.

Research Project
1 Oct 2019

A Labour Markets Research Agenda through a Job Matching Platform

This project will study the effects of actual and threatened skills audits on applicants’ skill reporting decisions, applicants’ skill investment decisions, firms’ hiring decisions, and firm-applicant match quality.

Research Project
1 Oct 2019

Understanding Team Composition and Productivity in Factories

This project examines workers and team leaders working in garment factories in Pakistan to understand what characteristics are correlated with productivity and whether the search for and composition of teams is efficient.

Research Project
1 Jul 2019

Facilitating Innovative Growth of Low-Cost Private Schools: Experimental Evidence from Pakistan

The primary objective of this project, by Khwaja, Das and Andrabi (2019) is to understand what factors constrain growth and innovation in Low-Cost Private Schools (LCPS) with an emphasis on alleviating financial and educational quality in enhancing constraints.

Research Note
24 Jun 2019

Electricity Reliability and Small Business Performance: Evidence from Pakistan

This project seeks to leverage an existing relationship with a large private utility company in Pakistan to rigorously evaluate the effects of energy quality on small business' outcomes.

Research Project
22 Nov 2018

Terrorism, Credit and Investment: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Pakistan

This project looks, on the one hand, at the effect of charity donations to terrorist organizations on attacks, and on the other at how firms adjust their lending and investment decisions in presence of increased uncertainty.

Research Project
15 Nov 2018

Management in Pakistan: Performance and Conflict

Working with the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, Choudhary, Lemos and Van Reenen (2018) collect data on management practices in Pakistan covering 2015 and 2010 in about 4,500 manufacturing firms. They find very large variations within and between the provinces in our survey.

Working Paper
30 Sep 2018

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