Unlocking data for understanding markets and firms

Business-to-Business Information Sharing and the Foundations of Reputational Motives for Contract Compliance

When does it make sense for a business that has gained private information about a supplier or customer to share that information, and with whom? This project aims to answer this question in the context of Nigerian traders.

Research Project
21 Nov 2018

Making Forgotten Firm Data Available for Research in Swaziland

This project aims to bring a firm-level dataset collected by the Central Statistical Office (CSO) in Swaziland to the broader research domain, to standardize the data series over time and provide documentation to allow for the use of this data by a larger community of researchers.

Research Project
19 Nov 2018

Trade Liberalisation and Buyer-Seller Relation: Evidence from Pakistan's Transaction Level Data

This project provides new evidence on the effects of trade liberalization on buyer-seller relations at both the extensive and intensive margin using a novel dataset on Pakistani firms.

Research Project
1 Aug 2018

Increasing Access to Training, Capital, and Networks: Two Planned Field Experiments with Small Firms in Uganda

This project addresses three key constraints that are particularly relevant to small firms in capital-intensive industries: knowledge constraints, market failures and lack of economies of scale.

Research Project
8 Jun 2018

Skills for Growth: Human Capital Deficits, Labour Market Frictions, and Firm-level Productivity in Developing Economies

This project aims to run a pilot study in Bangladesh measuring differences in frictions that firms encounter in hiring and retaining workers of various skills.

Research Project
7 Jun 2018

Improving Management of Small Firms in Kenya

This project aims to understand the impacts of a light touch management training on small firms in Kenya.

Research Project
7 Jun 2018

Outcome-based Incentives in Export Markets

This project attempts to provide rigorous evidence on what governments can do to facilitate the transition from low-value added to high-value added exports (product diversification) or entry into new export markets (market diversification).

Research Project
6 Jun 2018

Demand-driven of Labour Law in Bangladesh

This project studies which are the effects of private actors enforcing labour standards in Bangladesh on local firms and workers.

Research Project
5 Jun 2018

Job reallocation, Employment and Productivity Growth in the Zimbabwean Manufacturing Sector

This project seeks to provide stylised facts on the relationship between job reallocation, employment and productivity growth in the Zimbabwean manufacturing sector.

Research Project
4 Jun 2018

Market Competition, Management Practices and Performances of SMEs in Burkina Faso

This study analyses the relationship between management practices and SMEs performances and the effect of the level of market competitiveness on upgrading management practices.

Research Project
1 Jun 2018

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