Uganda

Consumer Search and Firm Location: Theory and Evidence from the Garment Sector in Uganda

This paper studies the role of consumer information frictions in driving firms’ location choices within cities.

Working Paper
13 Nov 2022

Searching for Customers, Finding Pollution

In developing countries, most manufacturing firms are small and located in high-density urban areas, often near congested streets.

Working Paper
30 Sep 2022

Identifying and Easing Constraints on Microenterprise Location within Kampala, Uganda

This project investigates the types of constraints that microfirms face in relocating to more profitable parts of the city.

Research Project
1 Aug 2022

The Drivers, Effects and Measurement of Micro-Entrepreneurs’ Labour Supply Decisions: Pilot Evidence from Uganda

This project will investigate the labour supply decisions of micro-entrepreneurs and their effect on productivity and health.

Research Project
1 Aug 2022

The Search for Good Jobs: Evidence from a Six-year Field Experiment in Uganda

One third of the 420 million young people in Africa are unemployed. Understanding how youth search for jobs and what a¤ects their ability to find good jobs is of paramount importance.

Working Paper
1 Jul 2022

Achieving Scale Collectively

Many firms in developing countries could be too small to adopt modern technology embodied in expensive production machines. This paper shows that rental market interactions allow these small firms to increase their e↵ective scale and mechanize production.

Journal Article
2 May 2022

Childcare, Labor Supply, and Business Development: Experimental Evidence from Uganda

In a field experiment in Uganda, mothers of young children are randomly offered a childcare subsidy, an equivalent cash grant, both or nothing.

Working Paper
22 Apr 2022

Quality Upgrading and Competition: Theory and Evidence from Uganda’s Coffee Sector

This project studies how incentives for quality provision are passed along the domestic supply chains, and how this is affected by market structure within the context of coffee in Uganda.

Research Project
1 Mar 2022

Do Marketers Matter for Entrepreneurs? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Uganda

Promoting growth by differentiating products is a core tenet of marketing. However, establishing and quantifying marketing’s causal impact on firm growth, while critical, can be difficult.

Journal Article
8 Oct 2021

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