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Labour Market Power, Self-employment, and Development

Self-employment opportunities shape the market power of employers in low-income countries, with implications for manufacturing sector growth and industrial policy.

Research Note
9 Aug 2022

Search and Matching Frictions for Day Labourers in Pakistan

In this pilot study, we demonstrate that low-skilled day labourers who are socially connected to their employers have significantly higher chances of securing jobs, irrespective of having lower productivity than their lesser connected counterparts in Pakistan.

Research Note
8 Aug 2022

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.

Working Paper
3 Aug 2022

Terrorism Financing, Recruitment, and Attacks

This paper investigates the effect of terrorism financing and recruitment on attacks.

Journal Article
28 Jul 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?

Working Paper
14 Jul 2022

Trust and Networks in Factories in Pakistan

This study examines which worker and team characteristics lead to higher productivity in factories in a developing country using surveys and experiments with factory workers across multiple functions in Pakistan.

Research Note
4 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.

Working Paper
1 Jul 2022

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