Labour

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

Monitoring Harassment in Organizations

We study the value of garbled survey methods as a tool to monitor harassment.

Working Paper
24 Jul 2022

Performance Ranks, Conformity, and Cooperation: Evidence from a Sweater Factory

Performance ranking triggers multiple social incentives for workers. On one hand, it offers status rewards to induce the workers to increase their effort. On the other, it introduces risks of social retribution from coworkers for outperforming them.

Working Paper
1 Jul 2022

The Search for Good Jobs: Evidence from a Six-year Field Experiment in Uganda

One third of the 420 million young people in Africa are unemployed. Understanding how youth search for jobs and what affects their ability to find good jobs is of paramount importance.

Working Paper
1 Jul 2022

Encouraging Female Graduates to Enter the Labor Force: Evidence from a Role Model Intervention in Pakistan

Pakistan has gender parity in tertiary enrollment yet labor force participation rate of female graduates is one-third that of the male graduates.

Journal Article
26 Jun 2022

Impacts of industrial and entrepreneurial jobs on youth: 5-year experimental evidence on factory job offers and cash grants in Ethiopia

We study two interventions for poor and underemployed Ethiopian youth: a $300 grant to spur self-employment, and a job offer to an industrial firm.

Journal Article
1 May 2022

Women’s Mobility and Labor Supply: Experimental Evidence from Pakistan

In cities with conservative norms or high crime, female workers may face greater restrictions on their physical mobility. This limits women’s labor market opportunities and the pool of workers that firms can attract.

Working Paper
1 Apr 2022

Role of Firms in Wage Dispersion: Evidence from a developing country

This paper aims to extend our knowledge of wage dispersion to developing countries. For this purpose, we built the first matched employer-employee database in a sub-Saharan African country (Senegal).

Working Paper
1 Apr 2022

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