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Encouraging Female Graduates to Enter the Labor Force: Evidence from a Role Model Intervention in Pakistan

Pakistan has gender parity in tertiary enrollment yet labor force participation rate of female graduates is one-third that of the male graduates.

Journal Article
26 Jun 2022

Productivity and Reallocation, with Distortions: Evidence from Eswatini

This paper studies productivity growth and input reallocation across plants, and scrutinises the wedges between the marginal product of inputs and marginal costs hindering the allocative efficiency of factor inputs.

Working Paper
24 Jun 2022

Social, Formal, and Political Determinants of Trade under Weak Rule of Law: Experimental Evidence from Senegalese Firms

How do firms ensure secure exchange when the rule of law is weak and contracting institutions privilege the politically connected?

Journal Article
12 Jun 2022

Endogenous Spatial Production Networks: Quantitative Implications for Trade and Productivity

I develop a model of endogenous production network formation between spatially distant firms.

Working Paper
4 Jun 2022

Supporting Micro-enterprise in Humanitarian Programming: Impact evaluation of business grants vs. unconditional cash transfer

Humanitarian programming in fragile economies often use unconditional cash transfers (UCT) to offset food-insecurity.

Journal Article
3 Jun 2022

Is (Smart) Technology Really Making Us Dumber? Marketing Analytics Improves the Mental, Managerial and Financial Performance of Entrepreneurs

The literature in economics on the interplay between technology and human capital suggests that the adoption and usage of technology can potentially have a positive effect on the human capital of users – for example, by rearranging connections in their brains.

Working Paper
1 Jun 2022

Targeting Impact versus Deprivation

Targeting is a core element of anti-poverty program design, with benefits typically targeted to those most “deprived” in some sense (e.g., consumption, wealth).

Working Paper
1 Jun 2022

Corruption Dynamics in International Trade Evidence on Bribery and Tax Evasion from Tunisian Customs Transactions

Every year low- and middle-income countries import goods worth more than $7 trillion, and in many states these shipments must first pass through the hands of corrupt customs officials.

Working Paper
8 May 2022

The Endowment Effect and Collateralized Loans

Collateral requirements play an important role in credit markets.

Working Paper
1 May 2022

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