Senegal

Connections, Gender, and Access to State-Facilitated Private Sector Development: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Senegal

In developing countries, access to opportunities within the private sector are often unequally distributed. Advantages accrue to those with connections to the state or to those with privileged social status.

Working Paper
28 Jun 2024

Relational Frictions Along the Supply Chain: Evidence from a Randomised Experiment Among Senegalese Traders

This study seeks to examine the role played by information asymetries and contracting barriers in shaping international trade. 

Research Project
1 Sep 2023

Connections, Gender, and Access to State-Facilitated Private Sector Development: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Senegal

In developing countries, access to opportunities within the private sector are often unequally distributed. Advantages accrue to those with connections to the state or to those with privileged social status.

Research Note
22 Mar 2023

Firm size and mobility: descriptive evidence from the Senegalese formal sector, 2008-2020

Since 2008, the 10% largest firms in Senegal have consistently accounted for 90% of the total revenue of the private formal sector.

Research Note
13 Mar 2023

Firm Survival and Turnover: Do Legal Form, Local Competition, Productivity, and Profitability Matter for Firms in Senegal?

This paper documents the determinants of firms’ probability of exiting from 2008 to 2020 in Senegal.

Working Paper
17 Nov 2022

Impact of Prepaid Meters on Firms in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from Senegal

This project studies the impact of prepaid meter adoption on firm electricity use, revenues and profits.

Research Project
1 Aug 2022

Adoption and Impacts of Digital Payment Technologies: Evidence from Informal Transit

This study investigates the barriers to digital technology adoption and the latter's impact on productivity in the informal transit sector.

Research Project
1 Aug 2022

Social, Formal, and Political Determinants of Trade under Weak Rule of Law: Experimental Evidence from Senegalese Firms

How do firms ensure secure exchange when the rule of law is weak and contracting institutions privilege the politically connected?

Journal Article
12 Jun 2022

Role of Firms in Wage Dispersion: Evidence from a developing country

This paper aims to extend our knowledge of wage dispersion to developing countries. For this purpose, we built the first matched employer-employee database in a sub-Saharan African country (Senegal).

Working Paper
1 Apr 2022

Constructing Africa’s Cities: Labour Market Effects of Infrastructure Construction

This project studies the effects of formal-sector employment offers in infrastructure construction in an urban context.

Research Project
1 Oct 2021

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