Labour

Understanding Team Composition and Productivity in Factories

This project examines workers and team leaders working in garment factories in Pakistan to understand what characteristics are correlated with productivity and whether the search for and composition of teams is efficient.

Research Project
1 Jul 2019

Time Perception and Industrialization: Divergence and Convergence of Work Ethics in Chinese Enterprises in Africa

As Chinese investors set up business operations in Africa, disagreements between Chinese and Africans regarding work attitudes have emerged.

Journal Article
1 Jun 2019

Monopsony Power in the Labour Market: Evidence from Peru

This project estimates the monopsony power held by firms across the labour market in Peru.

Research Project
1 Jun 2019

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

Blattman et al. (2019) study two interventions for underemployed youth across five Ethiopian sites: a $300 grant to spur self-employment, and a job offer to an industrial firm.

Working Paper
1 Apr 2019

Demand-driven of Labour Law in Bangladesh

This project studies which are the effects of private actors enforcing labour standards in Bangladesh on local firms and workers.

Research Project
5 Jun 2018

Contract Employment as a Worker Discipline Device

Fixed-term contract employment has increasingly replaced regular open-ended employment as the predominant form of employment notably in developing countries. Guided by factory-level evidence showing nuanced patterns of co-movements of regular and contract wages, Basu et al.

Working Paper
1 Jun 2018

The Morale Effects of Pay Inequality

The idea that worker utility is affected by co-worker wages has potentially broad labour market implications.

Journal Article
1 May 2018

Monitoring and Intrinsic Motivation: Evidence from Liberia’s Trucking Firms

Severe information asymmetries are thought to make contracting particularly difficult within (and across) firms in developing countries.

Working Paper
19 Nov 2017

Mitigating Market Frictions by Monitoring Employees in SMEs: A Field Experiment in Kenya's Public Transport Sector (Stage Two)

This project expands a previous intervention that implemented a fleet management system in Kenya’s semi-formal public transport system along three margins: possible negative effects of the tracking system, role of cash incentives in enhancing safety and increasing duration and participation to the pilot.

Research Project
13 Jan 2017

The Impact of Climate and Pollution on Worker Productivity: Evidence from India (Stage Two)

This project seeks to explore the role of management in responding to productivity shocks, within the context of pollution in an Indian garment factory.

Research Project
22 Dec 2016

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