Fragile and conflict-affected states

Improving Entrepreneurs’ Access to Information: A Randomised Controlled Trial on Marketing and Financial Information for Small Firm Owners in Rwanda

This research seeks to address a significant constraint to growth among private enterprises in low income countries: access to business information.

Research Project
9 Mar 2016

Tax Compliance and Private Sector Development in the Kyrgyz Republic

This randomized controlled trial will evaluate the impact of three different mechanisms aimed at improving regulatory transparency in business tax collection and reducing corruption in the Kyrgyz Republic.

Research Project
9 Mar 2016

Equity-based Microfinance Contracts for Microenterprises in Pakistan

This randomized controlled trial explores the feasibility and evaluates the impact of equity-based microfinancing for microenterprises in Pakistan.

Research Project
9 Mar 2016

Bandits or States? Armed Group Expropriation Strategies and the Economy: Evidence from Eastern Congo

Building on previous exploratory work, this study utilizes data from conflict-affected Eastern Congo to examine the formation of ‘states’ by armed groups, their taxation activities, and policies aimed at reducing their state capacity. 

Research Project
29 Jun 2015

Binding Up the Nation's Wounds: An Economic Analysis of the Korean Reunification

A unique study collects North Korean data and estimates a structural model to simulate the potential reunification and integration scenario for the economies of North and South Korea. 

Research Project
19 Jun 2015

The Effects of Land Mines on Development and Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Mozambique

A combination of geographical data on post-conflict land mines and micro-level economic data allows for the quantification of the long-run effects of land mines on economic performance and development of conflict-affected states such as Mozambique. 

Research Project
1 Jun 2015

The industrial organisation of taxation: Evidence from within the police administration in the Democratic Republic of Congo

This project seeks to collect a novel, in-depth dataset on corruption amongst police officers in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Research Project
1 May 2015

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

A field experiment to fit Kenyan minibuses with GPS fleet management technology will provide information about the effect of monitoring on market frictions and negative externalities due to driver behaviour. 

Research Project
25 Feb 2015

Kinship Taxation in the Lab and in the Field: Constraint to Microenterprise Growth?

By combining a lab-in-the-field approach and a randomised controlled trial, this study examines the pressure from family and friends to share income as a constraint to microenterprise growth. 

Research Project
19 Jan 2015

Uncertain Delivery Times and African Manufacturing – Using Supply Chains Models for Cost Estimation

This project examines the extent to which uncertainty in delivery times along the supply chain affect the efficiency of manufacturing in East Africa.

Research Project
16 Jan 2015

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