International Trade

African Continental Integration and Firm Awareness of Trade Policy: Evidence from a Kenyan Pilot Study

This project assesses the importance of an as-yet underappreciated potential barrier to international trade and firm growth: firms being uninformed about trade costs and unaware of trade agreements relevant to their sector.

Working Paper
8 Dec 2022

Supply Chains in Times of Crisis: Evidence from Kenya’s Production Network

Trading relationships between suppliers and buyers play a key role in transmitting both local and international shocks.

Working Paper
12 Aug 2022

Corruption Dynamics in International Trade Evidence on Bribery and Tax Evasion from Tunisian Customs Transactions

Every year low- and middle-income countries import goods worth more than $7 trillion, and in many states these shipments must first pass through the hands of corrupt customs officials.

Working Paper
8 May 2022

Information Frictions and Firms’ Trading Decisions: Evidence from the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA)

This project will assess, through a randomised control trial, whether providing information about AfCFTA affects firms’ decisions to expand their international operations.

Research Project
1 Apr 2022

Imports, Exports, and Earnings Inequality: Measures of Exposure and Estimates of Incidence

The earnings of individuals depend on the demand for the factor services they supply.

Journal Article
2 Mar 2022

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

The Value of Face-to-Face: Search and Contracting Problems in Nigerian Trade

Distance between buyers and sellers can create search and contracting problems: how to find out what goods are available and ensure they are actually delivered.

Working Paper
1 Mar 2021

Entry, Exit and the Hazards of Firms under Trade Liberalization: Evidence from Eswatini

The goal of this paper was to estimate an empirical hazard function of firms by determining the impact of selected firm characteristics and unobserved heterogeneity on a firm‟s survival time prior to exit during a period of de factor trade liberalization.

Working Paper
21 Jul 2020

Exporting Sweatshops? Evidence from Myanmar

Tanaka (2020) investigates the impacts of exporting on working conditions in Myanmar by drawing on a new firm survey.

Working Paper
1 Jul 2020

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