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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

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.

Working Paper
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.

Working Paper
1 Jul 2022

Product Market Competition and Management Quality among Small and Medium-sized Enterprises: Evidence from Burkina Faso

We examine how management quality is related to product market competition when firms are managed by their founders instead of hired managers.

Journal Article
27 Jun 2022

Encouraging Female Graduates to Enter the Labor Force: Evidence from a Role Model Intervention in Pakistan

Pakistan has gender parity in tertiary enrollment yet labor force participation rate of female graduates is one-third that of the male graduates.

Journal Article
26 Jun 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.

Working Paper
24 Jun 2022

Social, Formal, and Political Determinants of Trade under Weak Rule of Law: Experimental Evidence from Senegalese Firms

How do firms ensure secure exchange when the rule of law is weak and contracting institutions privilege the politically connected?

Journal Article
12 Jun 2022

General Equilibrium Effects of Cash Transfers: Experimental Evidence from Kenya

Tracing out the effect of large economic stimuli on the pattern of transactions in an integrated economy, and their aggregate implications, has long been a central goal of economic analysis, but until now has not been studied experimentally.

Journal Article
7 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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