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Labour Market Power, Self-employment, and Development

This paper shows that self-employment opportunities shape the market power of employers in low-income countries, with implications for industrial development.

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3 Aug 2022

Monitoring Harassment in Organizations

We study the value of garbled survey methods as a tool to monitor harassment.

Working Paper
24 Jul 2022

Does the Invisible Hand Efficiently Guide Entry and Exit? Evidence from a Vegetable Market Experiment in India

What accounts for the ubiquity of small vendors operating side-by-side in the urban centers of developing countries? Why don’t competitive forces drive some vendors out of the market?

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14 Jul 2022

Mechanizing Agriculture

What are the gains from mechanization? We run a randomized control trial that subsidizes access to equipment rental markets to study how the adoption of mechanization shifts farming households’ labor supply, farm productivity and labor demand.

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1 Jul 2022

Performance Ranks, Conformity, and Cooperation: Evidence from a Sweater Factory

Performance ranking triggers multiple social incentives for workers. On one hand, it offers status rewards to induce the workers to increase their effort. On the other, it introduces risks of social retribution from coworkers for outperforming them.

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1 Jul 2022

The Search for Good Jobs: Evidence from a Six-year Field Experiment in Uganda

One third of the 420 million young people in Africa are unemployed. Understanding how youth search for jobs and what affects their ability to find good jobs is of paramount importance.

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1 Jul 2022

From Micro to Macro in an Equilibrium Diffusion Model

We quantify the benefits of better firm-to-firm matching in an aggregate diffusion model and use it to interpret empirical moments from interventions that do so at a smaller scale.

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1 Jul 2022

Productivity and Reallocation, with Distortions: Evidence from Eswatini

This paper studies productivity growth and input reallocation across plants, and scrutinises the wedges between the marginal product of inputs and marginal costs hindering the allocative efficiency of factor inputs.

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24 Jun 2022

Endogenous Spatial Production Networks: Quantitative Implications for Trade and Productivity

I develop a model of endogenous production network formation between spatially distant firms.

Working Paper
4 Jun 2022

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