Environment and Climate Change

El Niño and Firms: Impact on Food and Beverages Manufacturing Firms in Ethiopia

This research note examines the effect of the extreme drought, which is caused by El Niño on firms’ performance in food and beverage manufacturing sector in Ethiopia.

Research Note
7 Nov 2023

El Niño and firms: Impact on Food and Beverages Manufacturing Firms in Ethiopia

This paper examines the effect of the extreme drought, which is caused by El Niño on firms’ performance in food and beverage manufacturing sector in Ethiopia.

Working Paper
26 Oct 2023

Market Power and Carbon Emissions in the Amazon

The beef cattle sector is the leading driver of deforestation worldwide and a major source of carbon emissions. In this paper, I study how market power in the cattle supply chain shapes production and emissions in the Brazilian Amazon.

Working Paper
23 Oct 2023

Market Power and Carbon Emissions in the Amazon

Market power can be beneficial to the environment – by distorting production to lower levels, emissions also decrease. But what happens when the regions affected by market power are the most productive, lowest emitters?

Research Note
23 Oct 2023

Firm Presence, Environmental Quality, and Economic Activity: Evidence from Randomized Relocation of Small Firms

Firm location decisions are one of the most important decisions managers make, optimizing factors such as proximity to customers, suppliers, and useful information.

Working Paper
9 Aug 2023

Values of Directors, Gender Diversity and Environmental, Social, and Governance Performance of Firms in the Industrial Region of Ghana

We examine gender gaps in the values of female and male directors and investigate the effect of gender diversity on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) outcomes in Greater Accra—the industrial region of Ghana.

Research Note
19 Jul 2023

Climate Adaptation

This review summarises economic research on weather and climate adaptation in developing countries. First, it documents the effects of climate change and extreme events on economic outcomes.

VoxDevLit
28 Jun 2023

Structural Innovation in Weather-Indexed Crop Insurance

We develop a structural and computational framework that improves compensation accuracy of weather-indexed crop insurance through individualised coverage.

Research Note
19 Jun 2023

Firm relocation as environmental policy: impacts on firms and air quality

We evaluate a policy which relocated over 20,000 firms identified as polluting from central Delhi to industrial areas on the outskirts of the metro area. Roughly 58% of these firms ceased operation as a result of having been relocated.

Research Note
9 Jun 2023

Electricity Supply and Economic Growth: Evidence from a Large Experiment in Bihar

We conduct a large-scale randomised experiment with two electricity distribution companies in the state of Bihar in India, to test the impact of a new power allocation rule on consumer payment rates and firm outcomes.

Research Note
18 May 2023

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