Environment and Climate Change

Watering Down Environmental Regulation in China

This paper, by He, Wang and Zhang (2020), estimates the effect of environmental regulation on firm productivity using a spatial regression discontinuity design implicit in China's water quality monitoring system.

Journal Article
22 Jun 2020

Firm Adaptation to Extreme Weather Events in Pakistan

This project seeks to understand the direct and indirect impacts of flooding on firms in Pakistan and how they respond to limit their future exposure.

Research Project
12 Feb 2020

Hyper-local Impacts of Mining in India: Implications for Climate Change

This project examines the local social, economic and environmental costs and benefits of the mining industry in India.

Research Project
12 Feb 2020

Lease Splitting and Dirty Entrants: The Unintended Deforestation Consequences of India's Environmental Clearance Process Reform

Mining industries form a significant share of the industrial landscape of many poor countries.

Working Paper
25 Jul 2018

The Impact of Climate and Pollution on Worker Productivity: Evidence from India (Stage Two)

This project seeks to explore the role of management in responding to productivity shocks, within the context of pollution in an Indian garment factory.

Research Project
22 Dec 2016

Transparent Environmental Regulation and Industrial Performance (Stage Two)

This project tests whether greater knowledge of pollution data, for regulators and for the public, can make regulation more effective in the Indian energy sector.

Research Project
22 Dec 2016

Green microfinance strategy for entrepreneurial transformation: validating a pattern towards sustainability

This paper by Shahidullah and Emdad Haque (2016), published in Enterprise Development and Microfinance, illustrates a shifted microfinance modality that adopted greening principles towards sustainability.

Journal Article
1 Dec 2015

Transparent Environmental Regulation and Industrial Performance (Stage One)

Together with Indian environmental regulators, the research team investigates whether public disclosure of information on industrial emissions and the use of information technology can improve regulatory performance, industrial compliance, and industrial efficiency. 

Research Project
18 Jul 2014

The Impact of Climate and Pollution on Worker Productivity: Evidence from India (Stage One)

This study quantifies the impact of temperature, humidity, and pollution on worker productivity while also estimating the co-benefits of introducing environmentally friendly technology such as LED lighting to worker productivity and firm profitability.

Research Project
9 Jul 2014