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Ama Baafra Abeberese

Wellesley College

Do Information Frictions and Corruption Perceptions Kill Competition? A Field Experiment on Public Procurement in Uganda

We study whether information frictions and corruption perceptions deter firms from doing business with the government.

Working Paper
1 Feb 2024

Market Power and Carbon Emissions in the Amazon

The beef cattle sector is the leading driver of deforestation worldwide. This creates high sectoral emissions, which are geographically concentrated in expanding agricultural frontiers.

Working Paper
3 Feb 2024

Aditi Sengupta

Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Search Frictions, Belief Formation, and Firm Hiring: Evidence from Ethiopia

How do search frictions affect firm hiring decisions? We conduct a randomized control trial among 799 private firms with an active job vacancy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Working Paper
20 Feb 2024

Shocking Offers: Gender, Wage Inequality, and Recessions in Online Labour Markets

Using data from the largest online job portal in Nigeria, we document: (a) gender differences in salary offers for jobs, and (b) the response of (a) to recessions.

Working Paper
21 Feb 2024

Leveraging Employment Agencies to Reduce Search Frictions for Firms

We collect hiring data from 799 private formal firms in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and leverage employment agencies to help firms match with more college-educated applicants.

Research Note
29 Feb 2024

Training and Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Ghana

This project seeks to study the effects of accelerator training programmes in developing countries while also controlling for selection bias.

Research Project
1 Mar 2024

Aaron Berman

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)