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Firm Culture: Can Information Interventions Close Gender Gaps in Online Labour Markets?

We study the effects of information frictions on gender gaps in matching and hiring in online labour markets.

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20 Mar 2023

Business incubators and entrepreneurship development in Africa’s innovation systems: a bibliometric review

Business incubators are a useful policy tool for spurring and supporting entrepreneurial businesses, but we know too little about their impact in Africa.

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16 Mar 2023

Firm size and mobility: descriptive evidence from the Senegalese formal sector, 2008-2020

Since 2008, the 10% largest firms in Senegal have consistently accounted for 90% of the total revenue of the private formal sector.

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13 Mar 2023

Consumer search and firm location: Theory and evidence from the garment sector in Uganda

How do consumers’ information frictions affect firms’ choice of location within a city? This paper combines an original data collection and a quantitative equilibrium model of consumer search and firm location to answer this question.

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10 Mar 2023

Matching with the Right Attitude: the Effect of Matching Firms with Refugee Workers

Does exposure to one refugee worker increase local employers’ demand for refugees?

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3 Mar 2023

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

This research investigates whether the adoption of mobile money can induce microenterprises to formalise. We use as setting Burkina Faso and exploit survey data on informal business and randomised incentives and information.

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17 Feb 2023

Foreign Direct Investment and Structural Transformation in Africa

Foreign direct investment (FDI) is considered by policymakers as an important driver of local economic development. For example, foreign investors may establish supply chain linkages with domestic firms, enhancing their productive capacities (e.g.

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31 Jan 2023

Female Microentrepreneurs: Is the Home Calling Louder than the Business?

Can female microentrepreneurs extend their working hours to seize additional business opportunities?

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29 Nov 2022

High-Speed Internet, Financial Technology and Banking

This research investigates the relationship between high-speed internet, financial technology, and banking.

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23 Nov 2022

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