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The Local Advantage: Corruption, Organised Crime, and Indigenisation in the Nigerian Oil Sector

Multinationals in the extractive sectors of weak states face resource theft by armed groups. This criminality is often abetted by state corruption, even though firms are willing to pay for protection.

Working Paper
15 Apr 2022

Pierre Biscaye

University of California, Berkeley

Oliver Kim

University of California, Berkeley

Kenneth Lee

Energy Policy Institute

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

Josh Goldstein

Stanford Internet Observatory

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

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

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