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Expectations, Wage Hikes, and Worker Voice

Hirschman's (1970) seminal thesis that enabling worker "voice" prevents exit from the employment relationship has played a foundational role in labor economics.

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7 May 2020

Knowledge Exchange and Productivity Spill-overs in Bangladeshi Garment Factories

Knowledge sharing between employees has long been viewed as a major driver of firm productivity growth, and has commonly been measured by productivity spill-overs within firms.

Working Paper
1 May 2020

Terrorism Financing, Recruitment and Attack

In this paper, Limodio (2020) investigates the effect of terrorism financing and recruitment on attacks. A Sharia-compliant institution in Pakistan induces exogenous variation in the funding of terrorist groups through their religious affiliation.

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1 May 2020

Markups, Productivity, and Export Dynamics

The primary goal of this paper is to efficiently recover consistent markups from firm-level production technology under cost minimization settings in order to document the relationship between unobserved idiosyncratic productivity shocks and endogenous markups.

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27 Mar 2020

Women’s Promotions and Intra-household Bargaining: Evidence from Bangladesh

This paper investigates how women’s promotions in the workplace affect bargaining in the household.

Working Paper
26 Feb 2020

Estimating Spillovers Using Imprecisely Measured Networks

In many experimental contexts, whether and how network interactions impact outcomes of both treated and untreated individuals are key concerns. Networks data is often assumed to perfectly represent the set of individuals who might be affected by these interactions.

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31 Jan 2020

Multinational enforcement of labor law: Experimental evidence from Bangladesh’s apparel sector

Western stakeholders are increasingly demanding that multinationals sourcing from developing countries be accountable for labor rights and working conditions upstream in their supply chains.

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22 Jan 2020

Peer Networks and Entrepreneurship: A Pan-African RCT

Can large-scale peer interaction foster entrepreneurship and innovation? Vega-Redondo et al. (2019) conducted an RCT involving almost 5,000 entrepreneurs from 49 African countries.

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1 Dec 2019

The Ties that Bind: Implicit Contracts and the Adoption of Management Technology in the Firm

Lemos and Scur (2019) investigate how implicit contracts between firm managers and employees are linked to the adoption of productivity-enhancing organizational practices.

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1 Nov 2019

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