Pakistan

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

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

Asset-based Microfinance for Microenterprises: Evidence from Pakistan

We conduct a field experiment offering graduated microcredit clients the opportunity to finance a business asset worth four times their previous borrowing limit. We implement this using a hire-purchase contract; our control group is offered a zero-interest loan.

Working Paper
1 Jan 2021

The Paradox of Search Frictions in Online Labour Markets

Through experiments with a freelancing platform in South Asia, this project will investigate whether introducing small application costs that vary in size and content attracts workers with better “job fit” and improves productivity.

Research Project
1 Nov 2020

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