Gender

Investing in the next generation: the long-run impacts of a liquidity shock

How do poor entrepreneurs trade off investments in business enterprises versus children's human capital, and how do these choices influence intergenerational socio-economic mobility?

Working Paper
1 Mar 2022

Empowering the measurement of economic growth on the ground: Exploring energy use and enterprise behaviours in Dhaka

This project will construct a database of the energy use of manufacturing enterprises in Dhaka to identify firm growth and economic outcomes over time and space.

Research Project
29 Jun 2021

Globalization and Female Empowerment: Evidence from Myanmar

This paper examines whether globalization promotes female empowerment by improving the job opportunities available to women. Previous work has documented that exporting causally improved working conditiosn at predominationly female garment factories in Myanmar.

Journal Article
4 Jun 2021

Firm Culture: Can Information Interventions Reduce Gender Gaps in Online Labour Markets?

This project will examine the matching behaviour of job applicants and firms, and the role of ICT in easing frictions and gender gaps, using evidence from the largest online hiring platform in Nigeria.

Research Project
1 Jan 2021

The Impact of Social Norms and Household Dynamics on Female-owned Enterprises

This project seeks to understand whether social norms related to household and childcare responsibilities constrain women’s businesses.

Research Project
1 Jan 2021

Rule of Law and Female Entrepreneurship

Commerce requires trust, but trust is difficult when one group consistently fears expropriation by another.

Working Paper
1 Dec 2020

The Paradox of Search Frictions in Online Labour Markets

Through experiments with a freelancing platform in South Asia, this project will investigate whether introducing small application costs that vary in size and content attracts workers with better “job fit” and improves productivity.

Research Project
1 Nov 2020

The Impact of Factory Housing on Worker Productivity and Welfare

This project seeks to understand how the provision of factory housing and the development of social networks in the workplace can improve worker productivity, retention rates and welfare in Ethiopia.

Research Project
1 Oct 2020

It's Getting Crowded in Here: Experimental Evidence of Demand Constraints in the Gender Profit Gap

This article considers market-level contributors to the well-documented gender profit gap among micro-entrepreneurs.

Journal Article
1 Oct 2020

Professional Networks and Female Entrepreneurship

This project will conduct a field experiment in Ghana to investigate the effect of an exogenous expansion of female professional networks on firm performance and well-being of female entrepreneurs.

Research Project
1 Sep 2020

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