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This business is mine! Individual property rights and intra-household relationships

This paper studies how stronger property rights on a micro-business affect entrepreneurs intra-household bargaining power, investment decisions and the extend to which they are constrained by their household in Benin.

Working Paper
31 Aug 2022

What Really Matters in the Decision of Informal Firms to Adopt Mobile Money for Business? Evidence from Burkina Faso

This paper investigates the willingness and barriers to adoption of mobile money merchant accounts by the informal businesses in Burkina Faso.

Working Paper
31 Aug 2022

Foreign direct investment and knowledge diffusion in poor locations

We use plant level census data to identify spillovers from FDI in Ethiopia’s manufacturing sector.

Journal Article
1 Sep 2022

Information and Strategy in Lemon Markets: Improving Safety in Informal Transit

Road traffic accidents in poorly regulated public transit is a leading cause of death in low- and middle-income countries. We study how providing information about bus safety to passengers affects the demand and supply of safer public transit.

Working Paper
1 Sep 2022

Max Molaro

Centre for Economic Policy Research

Gender Differences in Informal Labour Market Resilience

This paper reports on the universe of garment-making firm owners in a Ghanaian district capital during the COVID-19 crisis. By July 2020, 80% of both male- and female-owned firms were operational.

Working Paper
22 Sep 2022

Customer Discrimination in the Workplace: Evidence from Online Sales

Many workers are evaluated on their ability to engage with customers. We measure the impact of gender-based customer discrimination on the productivity of online sales agents working across Sub-Saharan Africa.

Working Paper
26 Sep 2022

David Qihang Wu

University of California, Berkeley

Dominik Biesalski

Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm University

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