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Arnaud Costinot

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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

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

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

Supply Chains in Times of Crisis: Evidence from Kenya’s Production Network

Trading relationships between suppliers and buyers play a key role in transmitting both local and international shocks.

Working Paper
12 Aug 2022

Microfinance, Micro-entrepreneurship and Misallocation

For almost half a century, microfinance has been seen as a powerful tool to improve access to credit for the poor.

Research Note
15 Aug 2022

Professional Networks and Female Entrepreneurship

Can access to online networking opportunities combined with legal support increase business collaborations and improve business performance?

Research Note
17 Aug 2022

Edward Asiedu

University of Ghana

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