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Consumer search and firm location: Theory and evidence from the garment sector in Uganda

How do consumers’ information frictions affect firms’ choice of location within a city? This paper combines an original data collection and a quantitative equilibrium model of consumer search and firm location to answer this question.

Research Note
10 Mar 2023

Matching with the Right Attitude: the Effect of Matching Firms with Refugee Workers

Does exposure to one refugee worker increase local employers’ demand for refugees?

Research Note
3 Mar 2023

Microfinance

Microfinance has become a widely used tool to provide credit to areas and populations that traditionally lack access to conventional banking services.

VoxDevLit
2 Mar 2023

How should the government bring small firms into the formal system? Experimental evidence from Malawi

Governments seek to reduce pervasive firm informality for multiple reasons: taxes, firm growth, rule of law, and information.

Journal Article
1 Mar 2023

Women’s Promotions and Intra-household Bargaining in Bangladesh

It is established that entering employment improves a woman’s bargaining position in the household. This paper investigates whether a woman’s career advancement further improves her intra-household bargaining power.

Working Paper
1 Mar 2023

Monitoring Harassment in Organizations

We evaluate secure survey methods designed for the ongoing monitoring of harassment in organizations. We use the resulting data to answer policy relevant questions about the nature of harassment: How prevalent is it?

Working Paper
27 Feb 2023

An Investigation into Product Market Integration in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

This study examines the extent of market integration within the West African sub-region using the theory of “law of one price”. The dataset covers three countries: Nigeria, Benin and Togo accounting for about three quarters of the sub-region economy.

Working Paper
23 Feb 2023

Can mobile money adoption induce microenterprises to formalise? Evidence from a field experiment in Burkina Faso

This research investigates whether the adoption of mobile money can induce microenterprises to formalise. We use as setting Burkina Faso and exploit survey data on informal business and randomised incentives and information.

Research Note
17 Feb 2023

High-Speed Internet, Financial Technology and Banking

Exploiting the staggered arrival of fibre-optic submarine cables, we show that high-speed internet promotes the role of banks and credit in Africa.

Journal Article
17 Feb 2023

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