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Customer Discrimination in the Workplace: Evidence from Online Sales

Do customers discriminate between workers? This work returns to this long-standing question by asking what role customers play in gender-based discrimination in labour markets in low-income countries.

Research Note
22 Apr 2022

Can Informed Buyers Improve Goods Quality? Experimental Evidence from Crop Seeds

High-quality agricultural inputs play an important role in boosting agricultural productivity and supporting food security in low-income countries.

Research Note
20 Apr 2022

Belief in COVID-19 Misinformation in Nigeria

Research suggests that partisanship and social media usage correlate with belief in COVID-19 misinformation, and that misinformation shapes citizens’ willingness to get vaccinated.

Working Paper
20 Apr 2022

Women’s Mobility and Labor Supply: Experimental Evidence from Pakistan

In cities with conservative norms or high crime, female workers may face greater restrictions on their physical mobility. This limits women’s labor market opportunities and the pool of workers that firms can attract.

Working Paper
1 Apr 2022

Role of Firms in Wage Dispersion: Evidence from a developing country

This paper aims to extend our knowledge of wage dispersion to developing countries. For this purpose, we built the first matched employer-employee database in a sub-Saharan African country (Senegal).

Working Paper
1 Apr 2022

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.

Working Paper
3 Mar 2022

Imports, Exports, and Earnings Inequality: Measures of Exposure and Estimates of Incidence

The earnings of individuals depend on the demand for the factor services they supply.

Journal Article
2 Mar 2022

Are Small Firms Labor Constrained? Experimental Evidence from Ghana

We report the results of a field experiment that randomly placed unemployed young people as apprentices with small firms in Ghana, and included no cash subsidy to firms (or workers) beyond in-kind recruitment services.

Journal Article
1 Mar 2022

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