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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

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

It's Getting Crowded in Here: Experimental Evidence of Demand Constraints in the Gender Profit Gap

This article considers market-level contributors to the well-documented gender profit gap among micro-entrepreneurs.

Journal Article
1 Oct 2020

The Light and the Heat: Productivity Co-Benefits of Energy-Saving Technology

Adhvaryu, Kala and Nyshadham (2020) study the adoption of energy-efficient LED lighting in garment factories around Bangalore, India.

Journal Article
1 Oct 2020

Patronage and Selection in Public Sector Organizations

In all modern bureaucracies, politicians retain some discretion in public employment decisions, which may lead to frictions in the selection process if political connections substitute for individual competence.

Journal Article
1 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

Rule of Law and Female Entrepreneurship

Commerce requires trust, but trust is difficult when one group consistently fears expropriation by another.

Working Paper
29 Sep 2020

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