Pakistan

Smart Lockdowns and Learning Outcomes: Insights from 10th-Grade Examination Results in Pakistan

Our study finds that smart lockdowns in Lahore did not have a significant effect on 10th-grade examination results; students possibly turned to alternative learning options outside school.

C-19 Note
9 Nov 2023

Workplace Attributes and Women’s Labor Supply Decisions: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment

Women’s educational attainment has increased substantially but labor market outcomes have not experienced a commensurate increase in many developing countries.

Working Paper
1 Sep 2022

Search and Matching Frictions for Day Labourers in Pakistan

In this pilot study, we demonstrate that low-skilled day labourers who are socially connected to their employers have significantly higher chances of securing jobs, irrespective of having lower productivity than their lesser connected counterparts in Pakistan.

Research Note
8 Aug 2022

Alleviating Mobility and Informational Constraints Through Social Networks for High-growth Female Entrepreneurs in Pakistan

This project investigates the effectiveness of business training programmes on the growth of women-led businesses.

Research Project
1 Aug 2022

Terrorism Financing, Recruitment, and Attacks

This paper investigates the effect of terrorism financing and recruitment on attacks.

Journal Article
28 Jul 2022

Trust and Networks in Factories in Pakistan

This study examines which worker and team characteristics lead to higher productivity in factories in a developing country using surveys and experiments with factory workers across multiple functions in Pakistan.

Research Note
4 Jul 2022

Encouraging Female Graduates to Enter the Labor Force: Evidence from a Role Model Intervention in Pakistan

Pakistan has gender parity in tertiary enrollment yet labor force participation rate of female graduates is one-third that of the male graduates.

Journal Article
26 Jun 2022

Women’s Mobility and Labor Supply: Experimental Evidence from Pakistan

In cities with conservative norms or high crime, female workers may face greater restrictions on their physical mobility. This limits women’s labor market opportunities and the pool of workers that firms can attract.

Working Paper
1 Apr 2022

Understanding the Costs of Hiring Women in Pakistan

This project examines whether economic and non-economic integration costs deter firms from hiring women.

Research Project
1 Apr 2022

Terrorism Financing, Recruitment and Attacks: Evidence from Pakistan

This study examines how the timing and location of terrorism financing relates to terrorist attacks and whether there is a link between financing and recruitment in generating attacks.

Research Note
8 Apr 2021

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