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The Market-Reach of Pandemics: Evidence from Female Workers in Ethiopia’s Ready-Made Garment Industry

In a globalized world, pandemics transmit impacts through markets. Meyer et al.

Working Paper
28 Aug 2020

Technical Efficiency, Input Reallocation and Productivity Growth: Panel Data Evidence

Is the effect of labour reallocation on aggregate labour productivity growth less than the effect of real productivity? A robust finding in meta-analyses by Bartelsman et al. (2004) and Paǵes et al. (2008) is affirmative.

Working Paper
7 Aug 2020

Industrialization without Innovation

The introduction of labor-saving technologies in agriculture can release workers who find occupation in the manufacturing sector. The traditional view is that this structural transformation process leads to economic growth.

Working Paper
1 Aug 2020

Entry, Exit and the Hazards of Firms under Trade Liberalization: Evidence from Eswatini

The goal of this paper was to estimate an empirical hazard function of firms by determining the impact of selected firm characteristics and unobserved heterogeneity on a firm‟s survival time prior to exit during a period of de factor trade liberalization.

Working Paper
21 Jul 2020

Job Search and Hiring with Two-sided Limited Information about Workseekers’ Skills

Carranza et al. (2020) present field experimental evidence that limited information about workseekers’ skills distorts both firm and workseeker behavior.

Working Paper
2 Jul 2020

Exerting Market Power: Competition Among Agricultural Traders in Kenya

This research note describes experimental evidence from Kenya on intermediary market structure. We find that traders act consistently with joint profit maximization.

Research Note
1 Jul 2020

Exporting Sweatshops? Evidence from Myanmar

Tanaka (2020) investigates the impacts of exporting on working conditions in Myanmar by drawing on a new firm survey.

Working Paper
1 Jul 2020

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