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Labour Market Power, Self-employment, and Development

We study the market power of employers in low-income countries, its relation with selfemployment, and its implications for industrial development.

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23 Dec 2021

Microfinance, Microentrepreneurship and Misallocation

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

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6 Dec 2021

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

Humanitarian programming in fragile economies often use unconditional cash transfers (UCT) to offset food-insecurity.

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12 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.

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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.

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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).

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7 Sep 2021

India’s Food Supply Chain During the Pandemic

We document the impact of India’s COVID-19 lockdown on the food supply chain. Food arrivals in wholesale markets dropped by 69% in the three weeks following the lockdown and wholesale prices rose by 8%.

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31 Jul 2021

The Local Advantage: Corruption, Organised Crime, and Indigenisation in the Nigerian Oil Sector

Despite productivity advantages, multinational firms may operate less effectively than their local competitors in markets plagued by corruption and conflict.

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27 Jul 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

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