Microenterprises

Microfinance, Microentrepreneurship and Misallocation

This project evaluates to what extent heterogeneity in the take-up of microfinance and heterogeneity in its impacts on entrepreneurs explain the impact of microfinance on allocative inefficiency within occupational choice and investments.

Research Project
1 Jan 2021

The Impact of Social Norms and Household Dynamics on Female-owned Enterprises

This project seeks to understand whether social norms related to household and childcare responsibilities constrain women’s businesses.

Research Project
1 Jan 2021

Kinship Pressure and Employee Selection

This project will evaluate whether kinship pressure and mutual insurance arrangements contribute to the hiring of family members in microenterprises in Zambia.

Research Project
1 Jan 2021

Evaluating and Enhancing The Impact of Business Incubators in Developing Countries: Evidence from Nigeria

This project seeks to understand in the context of Nigeria whether business incubators in developing countries achieve their desired impact and what can be done to intensify their impact.

Research Project
1 Sep 2020

E-Bookkeeping: Measuring Small Firm Behaviour

This project assesses whether more accurate record-keeping by small-business owners enables them to improve their business practices and whether providing complementary business advice can aid adoption of record-keeping.

Research Project
1 Nov 2019

Supporting Microenterprise in Humanitarian Programming: Clan Network and Business Performance in Somalia

This projects seeks to understand the medium-term impacts of unconditional transfers on enterprise performance and how this varies by clan network.

Research Project
1 Jul 2019

Repayment Flexibility and Risk Taking: Experimental Evidence from Credit Contracts

A widely-held view is that small firms in developing countries are prevented from making profitable investments by lack of access to credit and insurance markets. One solution is to provide repayment flexibility in credit contracts.

Working Paper
1 Mar 2019

Electricity Reliability and Small Business Performance: Evidence from Pakistan

This project seeks to leverage an existing relationship with a large private utility company in Pakistan to rigorously evaluate the effects of energy quality on small business' outcomes.

Research Project
22 Nov 2018