Fragile and conflict-affected states

Can Mobile Money Adoption Induce Microenterprises to Formalise? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Burkina Faso

This project will assess whether mobile money adoption can induce informal firms to formalise in Burkina Faso.

Research Project
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

The Local Advantage: Corruption, Organised Crime, and Indigenisation in the Nigerian Oil Sector

This project asks whether political affiliations enable local firms to outperform multinationals in corrupt natural resource sectors.

Research Project
1 Oct 2020

Engaging the Private Sector in the Refugee Crises: Evidence from Uganda

Through an RCT, this project will test mechanisms to alleviate frictions relating to the economic integration of forced migrants.

Research Project
1 Jul 2020

The Effect of Government Relief Measures on SME Employment and Survival in Burkina Faso during the COVID-19 Crisis

This project studies the operations and employment impacts of the coronavirus crisis on small- and medium-sized enterprises in Burkina Faso and tests an experiment to improve access to government relief.

Research Project
30 Jun 2020

Middlemen: Understanding Wholesale and Retail Distribution Chains in Nigeria

In this project, Grant, Grossman and Startz will collect, analyse, and make available to other researchers data that traces the distribution of manufactured consumer goods in Nigeria.

Research Project
1 Mar 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

Hyper-local Impacts of Mining in India: Implications for Climate Change

This project examines the local social, economic and environmental costs and benefits of the mining industry in India.

Research Project
12 Feb 2020

Connecting Markets in Nepal: Evidence from Randomised Bridge Construction

This projects studies how firms are affected when transportation infrastructure provides them with access to new markets and when outside firms gain access to their local markets.

Research Project
1 Nov 2019

Dispute resolution and microenterprise growth in a 'fragile' state: Evidence from Somalia

This project examines the formal and informal institutions for dispute resolution used by microenterprises in Somalia, how access to them affects business outcomes and whether the provision of female-only saving and loan groups can redress gender imbalances in access to dispute resolution.

Research Project
1 Aug 2019

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