Labour

Tackling Youth Unemployment: Evidence from a Labor Market Experiment in Uganda

Alfonsi, Bandiera, Bassi, Burgess, Rasul, Sulaiman and Vitali (2020) design a labor market experiment to compare demand- and supply-side policies to tackle youth unemployment, a key issue in low-income countries.

Journal Article
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

Patronage and Selection in Public Sector Organizations

In all modern bureaucracies, politicians retain some discretion in public employment decisions, which may lead to frictions in the selection process if political connections substitute for individual competence.

Journal Article
1 Oct 2020

The Market-Reach of Pandemics: Evidence from Female Workers in Ethiopia’s Ready-Made Garment Industry

In a globalized world, pandemics transmit impacts through markets. Meyer et al.

Working Paper
28 Aug 2020

Technical Efficiency, Input Reallocation and Productivity Growth: Panel Data Evidence

Is the effect of labour reallocation on aggregate labour productivity growth less than the effect of real productivity? A robust finding in meta-analyses by Bartelsman et al. (2004) and Paǵes et al. (2008) is affirmative.

Working Paper
7 Aug 2020

Job Search and Hiring with Two-sided Limited Information about Workseekers’ Skills

Carranza et al. (2020) present field experimental evidence that limited information about workseekers’ skills distorts both firm and workseeker behavior.

Working Paper
2 Jul 2020

Engaging the Private Sector in the Refugee Crises: Evidence from Uganda

Through an RCT, this project will test mechanisms to alleviate frictions relating to the economic integration of forced migrants.

Research Project
1 Jul 2020

Small Enterprise Emergency Financial Assistance

The study estimates the relative impacts of three different implementation methods of small enterprise emergency financial assistance in Ghana.

Research Project
30 Jun 2020

Documenting the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Employers and Hiring

This project will analyse the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on firms in Pakistan and evaluate three interventions intended to assist firms with recruitment during recovery.

Research Project
30 Jun 2020

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