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Interacting and Sharing the Gains in Buyer-Seller Relationships: Garments in Bangladesh

An integral part of global supply chains is the selection by international buyers of trading partners in developing countries. However, our understanding of how buyers find a suitable long term supplier is limited.

Research Note
21 Oct 2016

Kinship Taxation in the Lab and in the Field: Constraint on Microenterprise Growth?

Developing country entrepreneurs often face family pressure to share income. This pressure, a “kinship tax”, can discourage the most able entrepreneurs from expanding their firms.

Research Note
20 Oct 2016

Ethnic Contract Enforceability

Many states struggle to enforce contracts. The origin of the state's "legal capacity" to enforce contracts is often explained as a result of past choices by rulers.

Working Paper
11 Oct 2016

The Value of Face-to-Face: Travel and the Information Costs of Trade

Distance between buyers and sellers can create information problems that pose a barrier to trade.

Research Note
15 Sep 2016

The Productivity and Retention Effects of Soft Skills Training

In partnership with a large garment factory in India, this project designs and implements a randomized controlled trial to study the impact of a year-long, in-depth soft skills training programme aimed at empowering low-skilled female labourers.

Research Note
15 Sep 2016

The Impact of Exporting on Factory Working Conditions in Myanmar

Data collected in Myanmar garment and processed food firms from 2013 to 2015 provide evidence that exporting has positive effects on fire safety and the other measures of working conditions.

Research Note
9 Sep 2016

Entrepreneurs Establishing Political Connection: Do They Finance Political Parties or Politicians?

Political connection is multiform, and each of its components may affect the enterprise in different ways. In this article, published in SAGE Open, Akouwerabu (2016) studied the advantages of two types of political connections with data from private enterprises.

Journal Article
1 Sep 2016

Entrepreneurship, Gender and the Constraints of Time: A Randomised Experiment on the Role of Access to Light

This paper by Hassan and Lucchino (2016) provides evidence about whether access to light, which relaxes the time constraint in relation to the number of productive hours available, can stimulate the emergence of currently pent-up productive potential, particularly of

Working Paper
1 Sep 2016

Searching for Trade Partners in Developing Countries: Testing Firms in the ‘Fast Fashion’ Industry

An integral part of global supply chains is the selection by international buyers of trading partners in developing countries. However, understanding of how buyers find a suitable long term supplier is limited.

Working Paper
1 Sep 2016

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