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The Impact of Firm Downsizing on Workers: Evidence from Ethiopia’s Ready-Made Garment Industry

We analyze matched employee-employer data from Ethiopia’s largest special economic zone during a period of downsizing pressure from the COVID-19 world import demand shock.

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3 Mar 2022

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.

Working Paper
1 Mar 2022

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.

Working Paper
1 Mar 2022

Investing in the next generation: the long-run impacts of a liquidity shock

How do poor entrepreneurs trade off investments in business enterprises versus children's human capital, and how do these choices influence intergenerational socio-economic mobility?

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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.

Working Paper
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.

Working Paper
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.

Working Paper
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.

Working Paper
5 Oct 2021

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