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From Micro to Macro in an Equilibrium Diffusion Model

We quantify the benefits of better firm-to-firm matching in an aggregate diffusion model where individuals reap profitable knowledge from others in the economy.

Working Paper
1 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.

Journal Article
26 Dec 2022

Consumer Search and Firm Location: Theory and Evidence from the Garment Sector in Uganda

This paper studies the role of consumer information frictions in driving firms’ location choices within cities.

Working Paper
18 Dec 2022

Can mobile money adoption induce microenterprises to formalize? Evidence from a field experiment in Burkina Faso

This paper examines whether mobile money adoption can induce informal firms to formalize, an aspect that has been overlooked in the empirical literature.

Working Paper
8 Dec 2022

African Continental Integration and Firm Awareness of Trade Policy: Evidence from a Kenyan Pilot Study

This project assesses the importance of an as-yet underappreciated potential barrier to international trade and firm growth: firms being uninformed about trade costs and unaware of trade agreements relevant to their sector.

Working Paper
8 Dec 2022

Misattribution and uncertainty about Beliefs Prevent Learning

We study how incorrect and uncertain beliefs about product quality can persist in equilibrium, using the example of fertilizer in East Africa.

Working Paper
7 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.

Journal Article
1 Dec 2022

Firm Culture: Examining the Role of Gender in Job Matching in an Online African Labor Market

Africa has some of the highest rates of unemployment globally, yet there is limited understanding of the sources of labor market frictions due to data scarcity.

Working Paper
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.

Journal Article
1 Dec 2022

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