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Firm Entry Barriers, Growth Constraints, and Job Creation (Stage One)

This project considers financial constraints as barriers to entry and growth and examines whether easing these constraints can induce entry of more dynamic start-ups with greater long-run growth potential than by removing explicit entry barriers.

Research Project
21 Jul 2014

Learning and Productivity within Organizations: Evidence from Bangladeshi Garment Factories

Focusing on Bangladeshi Ready Made Garment factories, this project provides micro-evidence of on-the-job learning between co-workers and aims to identify the conditions under which the productivity effects of this on-the-job learning are particularly strong. 

Research Project
20 Jul 2014

Interfirm Relationships and Business Performance

This project aims to quantify the cost of the business friction involved when matching with trusted partners.

Research Project
20 Jul 2014

Measuring the Competitiveness of Markets and predicting the impact of policy: A study of the West African Retail Tyre Market

This project aims to better understand productivity dispersion by developing a market-specific measure of the competitive pressure to innovate and exit, and also a comprehensive measure of productivity dispersion, in the retail tyre market in West Africa.

Research Project
20 Jul 2014

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

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