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Indirect Effects of Access to Finance

We created experimental variation across local markets in China in the share of firms having access to a new loan product, to measure the direct and indirect effects of access to finance.

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1 Mar 2022

Money or Power? Financial Infrastructure and Optimal Policy

In response to the Covid-19 crisis, 186 countries implemented direct cash transfers to households, and 181 introduced in-kind programs that lowered the cost of utilities such as electricity, water, transport, and mobile money.

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15 Feb 2022

Violence and black markets: Evidence from the Niger Delta conflict

We use original data on the locations of militant commanders, attacks on the petroleum industry, and oil theft to show that a 2009 amnesty concluding the Niger Delta oil conflict led to sustained declines in militant activity and growth in oil theft.

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2 Feb 2022

Can informed buyers improve goods quality? Experimental evidence from crop seeds

We study whether adding informed buyers to a market can improve the quality of goods supplied by sellers, in an environment where goods quality is difficult to observe.

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20 Jan 2022

Microfinance, Microentrepreneurship and Misallocation

Microfinance has been shown to have limited average impacts on incomes and profits in developing countries.

Working Paper
6 Dec 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.

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5 Oct 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).

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7 Sep 2021

Pollution in Ugandan Cities: Do Managers Avoid it or Adapt in Place?

Developing countries suffer from rising urban pollution levels, with associated negative effects on health and worker productivity. We study how managers in developing country cities cope with the polluted environment.

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14 Jul 2021

TFP Estimation at the Firm Level: Do Fiscal Pressure, the Legal Form, and the Local Competition Matter for Firm Performance in Senegal

This paper reviews the state of the art in firm-level Total Factor Productivity (TFP) estimation by employing an unbalanced panel of 4,501 Senegalese firms in the Construction and Trade Services industries over the period 2008–2018.

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7 Jul 2021

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