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Targeting High Ability Entrepreneurs Using Community Information: Mechanism Design In The Field

Identifying high-growth microentrepreneurs in low-income countries remains a challenge due to a scarcity of verifiable information.

Working Paper
23 Nov 2020

Tackling Youth Unemployment: Evidence from a Labor Market Experiment in Uganda

Alfonsi, Bandiera, Bassi, Burgess, Rasul, Sulaiman and Vitali (2020) design a labor market experiment to compare demand- and supply-side policies to tackle youth unemployment, a key issue in low-income countries.

Journal Article
1 Nov 2020

Gotta' Have Money to Make Money? Bargaining Behaviour and Financial Need of Microentrepreneurs

Bargaining over purchase prices with microenterprise owners in Ghana, Hardy et al. (2020) show that poorer sellers agree to significantly lower prices than wealthier peers.

Working Paper
1 Nov 2020

Misallocation in the Market for Inputs: Enforcement and the Organization of Production

The strength of contract enforcement determines how firms source inputs and organize production.

Journal Article
1 Nov 2020

What is a Firm Census in a Developing Country? An Answer from Ghana

A burgeoning literature in economics uses firm census data to provide explanations for the very large differences in income per capita across countries.

Working Paper
1 Nov 2020

Monitoring in Target Contracts: Theory and Experiment in Kenyan Public Transit

Kelley, Lane and Schönholzer (2020) develop a relational contracting model to study the role of monitoring in firms and evaluate the model experimentally in the field.

Working Paper
23 Oct 2020

From Micro to Macro in an Equilibrium Diffusion Model

Brooks, Donovan and Johnson (2020) show how exogenous variation in individual-level interactions identifies critical diffusion parameters in a wide class of general equilibrium firm diffusion models.

Working Paper
1 Oct 2020

Cutting Out the Middleman: The Structure of Chains of Intermediation

Finished goods may pass along a whole chain of intermediaries on their way from producers to consumers.

Working Paper
1 Oct 2020

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