Labour

Reallocation, Firm Dynamics, and Productivity Growth: Evidence from Eswatini’s Manufacturing Sector

This article investigates the contributions of real productivity, firm-size rationalization, and net-entry effects to aggregate labour productivity (ALP) growth using a panel dataset from Eswatini’s manufacturing sector.

Working Paper
21 Nov 2022

Customer Discrimination in the Workplace: Evidence from Online Sales

Many workers are evaluated on their ability to engage with customers. We measure the impact of gender-based customer discrimination on the productivity of online sales agents working across Sub-Saharan Africa.

Working Paper
26 Sep 2022

Gender Differences in Informal Labour Market Resilience

This paper reports on the universe of garment-making firm owners in a Ghanaian district capital during the COVID-19 crisis. By July 2020, 80% of both male- and female-owned firms were operational.

Working Paper
22 Sep 2022

Labour Market Power, Self-employment, and Development

Self-employment opportunities shape the market power of employers in low-income countries, with implications for manufacturing sector growth and industrial policy.

Research Note
9 Aug 2022

Search and Matching Frictions for Day Labourers in Pakistan

In this pilot study, we demonstrate that low-skilled day labourers who are socially connected to their employers have significantly higher chances of securing jobs, irrespective of having lower productivity than their lesser connected counterparts in Pakistan.

Research Note
8 Aug 2022

Labour Market Power, Self-employment, and Development

This paper shows that self-employment opportunities shape the market power of employers in low-income countries, with implications for industrial development.

Working Paper
3 Aug 2022

The Drivers, Effects and Measurement of Micro-Entrepreneurs’ Labour Supply Decisions: Pilot Evidence from Uganda

This project will investigate the labour supply decisions of micro-entrepreneurs and their effect on productivity and health.

Research Project
1 Aug 2022

Digitising Historical Plant-level Data on Labour Outcomes

This project investigates what market frictions may prevent labour reallocation within and across sectors.

Research Project
1 Aug 2022

Wages, Labour Poaching, and Foreign Competition: Evidence from Ethiopia

This study investigates the effect of foreign direct investment on domestic worker flows and labour poaching.

Research Project
1 Aug 2022

Effect of Recruitment Agencies on Matching Friction and Firm Hiring: Evidence from Ethiopia

This project will investigate the impact of training agencies on job matching frictions in Ethiopia.

Research Project
1 Aug 2022

Pages