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The Impacts of Industrial and Entrepreneurial Work on Income and Health: Experimental Evidence from Ethiopia

Working with five Ethiopian firms, Blattman and Dercon (2018) randomized applicants to an industrial job offer, an "entrepreneurship" program of $300 plus business training, or control status.

Journal Article
1 Jul 2018

Landmines and Spatial Development

Landmine contamination affects the lives of millions in many conflict-ridden countries long after the cessation of hostilities. Yet, little research exists on its impact on post-conflict recovery.

Working Paper
18 Jun 2018

Contract Employment as a Worker Discipline Device

Fixed-term contract employment has increasingly replaced regular open-ended employment as the predominant form of employment notably in developing countries. Guided by factory-level evidence showing nuanced patterns of co-movements of regular and contract wages, Basu et al.

Working Paper
1 Jun 2018

The Morale Effects of Pay Inequality

The idea that worker utility is affected by co-worker wages has potentially broad labour market implications.

Journal Article
1 May 2018

Mind The (Profit) Gap: Why Are Female Enterprise Owners Earning Less Than Men?

Hardy and Kagy (2018) explore potential causes for the well-documented profit gap between male- and female-owned microenterprises in low-income countries.

Journal Article
1 May 2018

Imported inputs, Government Support and Performance of Manufacturing Exporters

Chacha and Edwards (2018) evaluate the effectiveness of trade policy incentive that promotes the use of imported intermediate inputs.

Working Paper
9 Apr 2018

Latent Advantage, Complex Challenges: Industrial Policy and Chinese Linkages in Ethiopia's Leather Sector

Industrial policy is back on the African policy agenda, with a number of countries following new strategies for rapid industrialization. None have done so more eagerly than Ethiopia.

Journal Article
1 Apr 2018

The Supply of High Quality Entrepreneurs in Developing Countries: Evidence from Nigeria

This article analyses entrepreneurial interest and practice as well as the impact of an education policy among a representative sample of highly educated young Nigerians. Olofinyehun et al.

Journal Article
1 Apr 2018

The Impact of Easing Firm Constraints on Small and Medium Enterprises Growth: Evidence from Uganda

This study finds that wage subsidy policies that allow firms to choose who to hire and how to spend the subsidy lead to firm expansion and the creation of net employment.

Research Note
14 Mar 2018

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