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Shocking Offers: Gender, Wage Inequality, and Recessions in Online Labour Markets

Using data from the largest online job portal in Nigeria, we document: (a) gender differences in salary offers for jobs, and (b) the response of (a) to recessions.

Working Paper
21 Feb 2024

Money or Power? Choosing Covid-19 aid in Kenya

In response to the Covid-19 crisis, 186 countries implemented direct cash transfers to households, and 181 introduced in-kind programs that lowered the cost of utilities such as electricity, water, transport, and mobile money.

Journal Article
18 Jan 2024

Market Power and Carbon Emissions in the Amazon

The beef cattle sector is the leading driver of deforestation worldwide. This creates high sectoral emissions, which are geographically concentrated in expanding agricultural frontiers.

Working Paper
23 Dec 2023

Secure Survey Design as a Tool for Monitoring Harassment in Organizations

This study tested different methods of surveying employees about workplace harassment and found that secure survey designs that ensure plausible deniability of responses to sensitive questions can help uncover harassment that would otherwise go unreported.

Research Note
24 Nov 2023

Who Closes Shop During an Economic Crisis? Evidence from Ghana

Economic crises can push marginally self-employed women out of employment, while self-employed men compensate with alternative sources of income.

C-19 Note
16 Nov 2023

Smart Lockdowns and Learning Outcomes: Insights from 10th-Grade Examination Results in Pakistan

Our study finds that smart lockdowns in Lahore did not have a significant effect on 10th-grade examination results; students possibly turned to alternative learning options outside school.

C-19 Note
9 Nov 2023

El Niño and Firms: Impact on Food and Beverages Manufacturing Firms in Ethiopia

This research note examines the effect of the extreme drought, which is caused by El Niño on firms’ performance in food and beverage manufacturing sector in Ethiopia.

Research Note
7 Nov 2023

The Effects of E-Commerce on Business Performance

E-commerce improves the performance of small businesses selling to consumers but lowers product quality, as seen in a field experiment with nearly 800 Chinese writing brush producing

Research Note
1 Nov 2023

El Niño and firms: Impact on Food and Beverages Manufacturing Firms in Ethiopia

This paper examines the effect of the extreme drought, which is caused by El Niño on firms’ performance in food and beverage manufacturing sector in Ethiopia.

Working Paper
26 Oct 2023

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