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Shocking Offers: Gender, Wage Inequality, and Recessions in Online Labor Markets

Using data from the largest online job portal in Nigeria, we document: (a) gender differences in salary offers for jobs, and (b) the response of (a) to recessions.

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14 Dec 2023

El Niño and firms: Impact on Food and Beverages Manufacturing Firms in Ethiopia

This paper examines the effect of the extreme drought, which is caused by El Niño on firms’ performance in food and beverage manufacturing sector in Ethiopia.

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26 Oct 2023

Landmines and Spatial Development

Landmines affect the lives of millions in many conflict-ridden communities long after the cessation of hostilities. However, there is little research on the role of demining.

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26 Oct 2023

Market Power and Carbon Emissions in the Amazon

The beef cattle sector is the leading driver of deforestation worldwide and a major source of carbon emissions. In this paper, I study how market power in the cattle supply chain shapes production and emissions in the Brazilian Amazon.

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23 Oct 2023

Jobseekers’ Beliefs about Comparative Advantage and (Mis)Directed Search

Worker sorting into tasks and occupations based on their skills plays a potentially important role in aggregate labor productivity. This sorting may be inefficient if jobseekers do not apply to jobs that match their skills.

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25 Sep 2023

Credit Supply Shocks and Firm Dynamics: Evidence from Brazil

We explore how financial constraints distort the entry decisions among otherwise productive entrepreneurs and limit growth of promising young firms.

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19 Sep 2023

Restoring Trust: Evidence from the Fertiliser Market in Tanzania

A lack of reliable information about fertiliser quality depresses farmer demand, reducing crop yields and negatively impacting livelihoods.

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25 Aug 2023

Informal firms’ adoption and use of mobile money under uncertain times: evidence from Burkina Faso

This paper investigates how uncertainty driven by political instability or the Covid-19 crisis affects mobile money adoption and use by informal businesses in Burkina Faso.

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17 Aug 2023

Firm Presence, Environmental Quality, and Economic Activity: Evidence from Randomized Relocation of Small Firms

Firm location decisions are one of the most important decisions managers make, optimizing factors such as proximity to customers, suppliers, and useful information.

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9 Aug 2023

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