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The Effect of Warehouse Receipt Finance on Terms of Trade for Farmers

Can warehouse receipt finance improve trading terms for small farmers and reduce price seasonality? We study this question in the context of a warehouse receipt program in India using detailed market data and warehouse locations.

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19 Aug 2022

Professional Networks and Female Entrepreneurship

Can access to online networking opportunities combined with legal support increase business collaborations and improve business performance?

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17 Aug 2022

Microfinance, Micro-entrepreneurship and Misallocation

For almost half a century, microfinance has been seen as a powerful tool to improve access to credit for the poor.

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15 Aug 2022

Labour Market Power, Self-employment, and Development

Self-employment opportunities shape the market power of employers in low-income countries, with implications for manufacturing sector growth and industrial policy.

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9 Aug 2022

Search and Matching Frictions for Day Labourers in Pakistan

In this pilot study, we demonstrate that low-skilled day labourers who are socially connected to their employers have significantly higher chances of securing jobs, irrespective of having lower productivity than their lesser connected counterparts in Pakistan.

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8 Aug 2022

Trust and Networks in Factories in Pakistan

This study examines which worker and team characteristics lead to higher productivity in factories in a developing country using surveys and experiments with factory workers across multiple functions in Pakistan.

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4 Jul 2022

Customer Discrimination in the Workplace: Evidence from Online Sales

Do customers discriminate between workers? This work returns to this long-standing question by asking what role customers play in gender-based discrimination in labour markets in low-income countries.

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22 Apr 2022

Can Informed Buyers Improve Goods Quality? Experimental Evidence from Crop Seeds

High-quality agricultural inputs play an important role in boosting agricultural productivity and supporting food security in low-income countries.

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20 Apr 2022

Micro-enterprise in Humanitarian Programming: Impact evaluation of business grants vs. unconditional cash transfer

How can unconditional cash transfers (UCT) be leveraged to boost household incomes beyond addressing short-term food insecurity in a prolonged humanitarian crisis setting?

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17 Nov 2021

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