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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

The Microstructure of Corporate Bond Markets in Emerging Economies: Evidence from Africa

By exploring the microstructure, this study seeks to address the frictions, inefficiencies and lack of competition of corporate bond markets in Africa.

Research Project
1 Jun 2018

Jackboots and Bootstraps: The Effect of Bribery on Entrepreneurship

This project tries to understand bribery’s effect on entrepreneurship, which could help policymakers design interventions to aid the development of new enterprises, thus fostering growth and alleviating poverty.

Research Project
20 Nov 2017

Can Intermediary Incentives Improve Product Quality? Supply Chains and Fertilizer Quality in Sub-Saharan Africa

This project seeks to investigate how and why fertilizers’ quality degrades as it makes its way from urban ports to rural farmers.

Research Project
29 Sep 2017

Ghanaian Firms and the Evolution of the Manufacturing Sector in Ghana

This project focuses on releasing key data on Ghanaian firms into the public domain.

Research Project
19 Sep 2017

Skin in the Game: Microequity and Mentorship for Online Freelancing based Micro-entrepreneurs in Bangladesh

This project considers an innovative new microfinance product, based on the principles of equity financing, in which promising potential entrepreneurs are provided with capital, training and mentorship to help them become online freelancers.

Research Project
18 Sep 2017

Hawassa Industrial Park Community Impact Evaluation

The project seeks to further our understanding of the effects of industrialization initiatives on rural communities in developing countries.

Research Project
14 Sep 2017

The Impact of Consumer-Side Discrimination on Firm Productivity in East Africa

This project uses a field experiment in Kenya to understand the effect of consumer-side discrimination on individual and aggregate-worker productivities.

Research Project
13 Sep 2017

Environmental Regulations and Firm Performances in the Chinese Manufacturing Sector

This project aims at solving an economic long standing debate over the effects of environmental regulation on firms’ performance.

Research Project
12 Sep 2017

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