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Business incubators and entrepreneurship development in Africa’s innovation systems: a bibliometric review

Business incubators are a policy tool for spurring and supporting entrepreneurial businesses. In recent years, many African countries have established many of them.

Working Paper
9 Feb 2023

High-Speed Internet, Financial Technology and Banking

Exploiting the staggered arrival of fibre-optic submarine cables, we show that high-speed internet promotes the role of banks and credit in Africa.

Journal Article
17 Feb 2023

Can mobile money adoption induce microenterprises to formalise? Evidence from a field experiment in Burkina Faso

This research investigates whether the adoption of mobile money can induce microenterprises to formalise. We use as setting Burkina Faso and exploit survey data on informal business and randomised incentives and information.

Research Note
17 Feb 2023

An Investigation into Product Market Integration in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

This study examines the extent of market integration within the West African sub-region using the theory of “law of one price”. The dataset covers three countries: Nigeria, Benin and Togo accounting for about three quarters of the sub-region economy.

Working Paper
23 Feb 2023

Monitoring Harassment in Organizations

We evaluate secure survey methods designed for the ongoing monitoring of harassment in organizations. We use the resulting data to answer policy relevant questions about the nature of harassment: How prevalent is it?

Working Paper
27 Feb 2023

Gender Norms at Work: Impacts on Women’s Hiring and Workplace Experiences in Bangladesh

This project investigates the role of gender norms on women’s workplace experience, inter-employee interactions, and firm productivity.

Research Project
1 Mar 2023

Improving the Measurement of Productivity Dispersion and Misallocation in Developing Countries

This project aims to improve the measurement of how firms produce output in low-income countries. 

Research Project
1 Mar 2023

Environmental Regulation, Scrutiny and Firm Outcomes

This project studies how changes in environmental regulation affect environmental compliance and firm outcomes.

Research Project
1 Mar 2023

Using Digital Collateral Credit Contracts to Profitably Increase Solar Home System Sales

This project investigates the impact of two credit financing options on household solar power purchases in Uganda and Tanzania.

Research Project
1 Mar 2023

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