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Wage Compression in Labor Markets: The Effect of Fairness Norms

By using a field exeperiment on full-time workers, this study aims to understand the labour market distortions generated by wage compression. 

Research Project
19 Jul 2014

Transparent Environmental Regulation and Industrial Performance (Stage One)

Together with Indian environmental regulators, the research team investigates whether public disclosure of information on industrial emissions and the use of information technology can improve regulatory performance, industrial compliance, and industrial efficiency. 

Research Project
18 Jul 2014

Transportation Costs and Regional Differences in Scale of Operation

This study quantify the effect of high transportation costs on productivity and welfare in India, particularly by examining supply to remote areas and the holders of monopoly power. 

Research Project
17 Jul 2014

The Urban Geography of Entrepreneurship and Formality in Poor Countries

This investigation examines the role of transportation infrastructure on entrepreneurial growth and formality in metropolitan cities of India. 

Research Project
16 Jul 2014

Can Social Networks Direct Credit to Where it is Needed Most? The Impact of Social Underwriting in Microfinance

This project investigates the idea that microfinance lending staff hired from outside the borrowing communities are not able to identify borrowers with 'high-growth potential' as reliably as the direct peers of the borrowers. 

Research Project
15 Jul 2014

Measuring Quality in India's Brick Industry

Under a broader study of the Indian clay brick industry, this project quantifies the extent to which product quality explains differences in productivity and investigates the determinants of firms' choices of quality.

Research Project
14 Jul 2014

The Cream of the Crop: Targeting High Ability Entrepreneurs Using Microcredit Group Information

This study uses the first-hand knowledge from microcredit clients' social networks to identify those entrepreneurs which are likely to be of high ability and earn higher rates of return.  

Research Project
13 Jul 2014

Tariff Reform and Product Market Integration in Developing Countries: The Case of Zambia

This project examines the case of Zambia's tarriff reforms during the 1990s  and their impact on product and price integration. 

Research Project
12 Jul 2014

Barriers to Private Sector Arbitrage in Kenyan Maize Markets

As prices for staple foods fluctuate seasonally, there is room for arbitrage by entrepeneurs. This project investigates potential barriers to arbitrage, such as missing credit markets, government policies, high costs, or entrepreneurial attitudes to develop policy insights into removing these barriers. 

Research Project
11 Jul 2014

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