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Belief in COVID-19 Misinformation in Nigeria

Research suggests that partisanship and social media usage correlate with belief in COVID-19 misinformation, and that misinformation shapes citizens’ willingness to get vaccinated.

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20 Apr 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.

Working Paper
15 Feb 2022

Gender Differences in Informal Labour Market Resilience

This paper documents gender differences in informal labor market resilience using monthly panel data on the universe of garment-making firm owners in a Ghanaian district capital during the 2020 COVID-19 crisis.

Working Paper
31 Dec 2021

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.

Working Paper
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.

Working Paper
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.

Working Paper
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.

Working Paper
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).

Working Paper
7 Sep 2021

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