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Multinational enforcement of labor law: Experimental evidence on strengthening occupational safety and health (OSH) committees

Annually, work-related mortality is responsible for 5-7% of all global deaths, and at least 1-in-9 workers experience non-fatal occupational accidents (ILO, 2019a,b).

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18 May 2023

Are Small Firms Labor Constrained? Experimental Evidence from Ghana

We report the results of a field experiment that randomly placed unemployed young people as apprentices with small firms in Ghana, and included no cash subsidy to firms (or workers) beyond in-kind recruitment services.

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1 Apr 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.

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1 Mar 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.

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17 Feb 2023

The collusion trap: Theory with evidence from informal markets in Lagos, Nigeria

Informal actors often compete with formal or regulated ones. Regulated actors therefore can be natural allies in government attempts to enforce laws and regulations. Yet they often are not.

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31 Jan 2023

Gender Differences in Informal Labour Market Resilience

This paper reports on the universe of garment-making firm owners in a Ghanaian district capital during the COVID-19 crisis. By July 2020, 80% of both male- and female-owned firms were operational.

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26 Dec 2022

Earnings Inequality and the Minimum Wage: Evidence from Brazil

Increases in the minimum wage can substantially reduce earnings inequality. To demonstrate this, we combine administrative and survey data with an equilibrium model of the Brazilian labor market.

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1 Dec 2022

When Bulldozers Loom: Informal Property Rights and Marketing Practice Innovation Among Emerging Market Micro-Entrepreneurs

Micro-entrepreneurs represent the most common type of business in the world, and marketing is a primary means by which they earn their livelihoods.

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1 Dec 2022

Achieving Scale Collectively

Many firms in developing countries could be too small to adopt modern technology embodied in expensive production machines. This paper shows that rental market interactions allow these small firms to increase their effective scale and mechanize production.

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22 Nov 2022

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