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Gotta Have Money to Make Money? Bargaining Behavior and Financial Need of Microentrepreneurs

Bargaining over real prices with microenterprise owners in Ghana, we show that sellers with less per capita household liquidity agree to lower sale prices.

Journal Article
8 Oct 2021

Management and Shocks to Worker Productivity

We study how managers mitigate the negative impacts of environmental shocks.

Journal Article
8 Oct 2021

Globalization and Female Empowerment: Evidence from Myanmar

This paper examines whether globalization promotes female empowerment by improving the job opportunities available to women. Previous work has documented that exporting causally improved working conditiosn at predominationly female garment factories in Myanmar.

Journal Article
8 Oct 2021

Assessing the Impact of COVID-19 on Small-scale Manufacturing Establishments in Ethiopia

Following the first confirmed cases of COVID-19 pandemic in mid-March 2020, the Ethiopia government imposed stringent measures to combat the spread of the virus including borderland control measures, travel restrictions, social distancing measures, and lockdowns.

Working Paper
5 Oct 2021

Big Loans to Small Businesses: Predicting Winners and Losers in an Entrepreneurial Lending Experiment

We experimentally study the impact of substantially larger enterprise loans, in collaboration with an Egyptian lender. Larger loans generate small average impacts, but machine learning using psychometric data reveals dramatic heterogeneity.

Working Paper
20 Sep 2021

Price Setting Behaviour in Economic Community of West African States: Some Stylized Facts

This study analysed the stylized facts that characterised price-setting behaviour in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

Working Paper
7 Sep 2021

The Economic Impact of Internet Connectivity in Developing Countries

Firms, workers, and consumers in developing countries are increasingly connected to each other and the rest of the world through the internet. Can this connectivity transform poor economies, as techno-optimists hope, or are there more deeply rooted barriers to economic development?

Synthesis Paper
19 Aug 2021

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