Productivity

Africa’s Manufacturing Puzzle: Evidence from Tanzanian and Ethiopian Firms

Recent growth accelerations in Africa are characterized by increasing productivity in agriculture, a declining share of the labor force employed in agriculture and declining productivity in modern sectors such as manufacturing.

Working Paper
3 Feb 2021

Managerial Quality and Productivity Dynamics

Do productivity and managerial quality vary within the firm? If so which managerial traits and practices matter most for team productivity? Combining granular garment production data with survey data on managers across 120 production lines in India, Adhvaryu et al.

Working Paper
7 Jan 2021

Distinguishing Constraints on Financial Inclusion and Their Impact on GDP, TFP, and Inequality

A general equilibrium model featuring multiple realistic sources of financial frictions is developed to study how different constraints interact in equilibrium.

Journal Article
1 Jan 2021

Employee-Employer Database Construction, Firm-Productivity and Labour Market Inequality: Evidence from Developing Countries

This project creates a novel dataset matching employers and employees in Senegal to explore determinants of productivity and how it varies between industries and regions, sorting between workers and firms, and how firm productivity and other factors determine wage gaps.

Research Project
1 Dec 2020

Managerial Practices and Performance of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises: Evidence from Burkina Faso

Despite the growing interest in private enterprises' contribution to income growth and employment, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries are still experiencing a low performance.

Working Paper
24 Nov 2020

Monitoring in Target Contracts: Theory and Experiment in Kenyan Public Transit

Kelley, Lane and Schönholzer (2020) develop a relational contracting model to study the role of monitoring in firms and evaluate the model experimentally in the field.

Working Paper
23 Oct 2020

The Local Advantage: Corruption, Organised Crime, and Indigenisation in the Nigerian Oil Sector

This project asks whether political affiliations enable local firms to outperform multinationals in corrupt natural resource sectors.

Research Project
1 Oct 2020

Market Access and Quality Upgrading: Evidence from a Randomised Experiment in the Coffee Sector in Uganda

This project will examine whether quality-upgrading incentives and access to a buyer willing to pay a premium for high-quality products can raise profits and welfare in Uganda.

Research Project
1 Oct 2020

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