Climate and Environment

Clearing the Air on the Costs and Benefits of Road Infrastructure

This project aims to estimate the local economic costs resulting from transportation infrastructure and road traffic in Pakistan, specifically through increased air pollution, and compare them to the estimated benefits. 

Research Project
1 Aug 2023

Information Frictions on Job Descriptions

This project investigates the effect of preferences over missing job characteristics on job matching in an online job platform.

Research Project
1 Apr 2023

Environmental Regulation, Scrutiny and Firm Outcomes

This project studies how changes in environmental regulation affect environmental compliance and firm outcomes.

Research Project
1 Mar 2023

Gender Norms at Work: Impacts on Women’s Hiring and Workplace Experiences in Bangladesh

This project investigates the role of gender norms on women’s workplace experience, inter-employee interactions, and firm productivity.

Research Project
1 Mar 2023

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

Propagation of taste for climate resilience: evidence from cocoa value chain in Ghana

This study investigates how demand shocks propagate through the production network to ultimate producers, by looking at cocoa bean production in Ghana.

Research Project
1 Aug 2022

Bank presence, green lending, and firms’ technology adoption

Green technologies that are less resource-intensive hold the potential to mitigate the negative effects of climate change both by helping firms cope with adverse events (e.g., withstanding network power outages or increase in costs of traditional energy sources) and by lowering carbon emissions at the aggregate level. However, limited access to financing and poor management practices in LICs prevent many firms from adopting these technologies.

Research Project
1 Jun 2022

Payments to Resolve Inequalities and Climate Change (PRICE)

This project investigates how replacing fossil fuel subsidies with cash payments affects GHG emissions and inequaility. 

Research Project
1 Jun 2022

Environmental Standards in Production Networks

This project investigates how and when higher demand-side quality standards induce technology adoption in low-income countries.

Research Project
1 Jun 2022

Exploring adoption of renewable energy technology (RET) among apparel exporters in Bangladesh: Policy landscape, current capacities, and future pathways

This study investigates the drivers and barriers to the adoption of sustainable energy sources among ready-made garment factories in Bangladesh.

Research Project
1 Jun 2022

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