Fragile and conflict-affected states

The Microstructure of Corporate Bond Markets in Emerging Economies: Evidence from Africa

By exploring the microstructure, this study seeks to address the frictions, inefficiencies and lack of competition of corporate bond markets in Africa.

Research Project
1 Jun 2018

Jackboots and Bootstraps: The Effect of Bribery on Entrepreneurship

This project tries to understand bribery’s effect on entrepreneurship, which could help policymakers design interventions to aid the development of new enterprises, thus fostering growth and alleviating poverty.

Research Project
20 Nov 2017

Inefficiencies in the Transport Sector: Evidence from Liberia

The goal of this project is to study and understand the inefficiencies of the transport sector in Liberia, and give policymakers the tools to tackle them.

Research Project
20 Apr 2017

Mitigating Market Frictions by Monitoring Employees in SMEs: A Field Experiment in Kenya's Public Transport Sector (Stage Two)

This project expands a previous intervention that implemented a fleet management system in Kenya’s semi-formal public transport system along three margins: possible negative effects of the tracking system, role of cash incentives in enhancing safety and increasing duration and participation to the pilot.

Research Project
13 Jan 2017

The Real Economic Impact of Political Uncertainty

This project based in Brazil aims to uncover novel facts about the nexus between politics and economics.

Research Project
22 Dec 2016

Facilitating Innovative Growth of Low Cost Private Schools: Experimental Evidence from Pakistan

This project seeks to understand how alleviating financial and technological constraints in the input market can impact firm growth and innovation, through private schools in Pakistan.

Research Project
15 Dec 2016

Information and Contracting Problems Among Nigerian Traders

This project aims to study the role of information frictions in imports of manufactured consumer goods in Lagos, Nigeria.

Research Project
15 Dec 2016

Increasing Productivity and Safety of SMEs by Monitoring Drivers in Kenya’s Public Transport Sector

This project will provide monitoring technology to SMEs in a randomized controlled trial to improve their ability to write effective contracts with their employees.

Research Project
15 Dec 2016

Increasing SME productivity in Uganda: Leveraging clusters to train and create linkages

This study conducts a unique experimental evaluation of an intervention that focuses on technical training and the creation of economies of scale among small enterprises to increase access to markets.

Research Project
13 Dec 2016

IT Sector, Mobility Barriers and Knowledge Spillover in Palestine

This project evaluates the impact of mobility restrictions imposed by military occupation on the development of the IT sector in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

Research Project
10 May 2016

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