Productivity

Customer Discrimination in the Workplace: Evidence from Online Sales

Do customers discriminate between workers? This work returns to this long-standing question by asking what role customers play in gender-based discrimination in labour markets in low-income countries.

Research Note
22 Apr 2022

Credit for Climate Change: Water Tanks as a Means of Resilience

This project will measure the potential resilience and productivity impacts of the Asset Collaterised Loan model at scale.

Research Project
1 Mar 2022

Labor Productivity Growth and Industrialization in Africa

Manufacturing has made an important contribution to raising living standards in many parts of the world. Concerns about premature deindustrialization have made some observers skeptical about the potential for manufacturing to play this role in Africa.

Journal Article
10 Feb 2022

Knowledge exchange and productivity spill-overs in Bangladeshi garment factories

Knowledge sharing between employees has long been viewed as a major driver of firm productivity growth, and the strength of productivity spill-overs within firms is a common measure of knowledge sharing.

Journal Article
8 Oct 2021

Firm Relocation as Environmental Policy: Measurement, and Impacts on Agglomeration and the Environment

This project will examine the trade-offs between environmental policy goals (chiefly pollution reduction in high population density areas) and firm outcomes related to agglomeration.

Research Project
1 Sep 2021

The Economic Impact of Internet Connectivity in Developing Countries

Firms, workers, and consumers in developing countries are increasingly connected to each other and the rest of the world through the internet. Can this connectivity transform poor economies, as techno-optimists hope, or are there more deeply rooted barriers to economic development?

Synthesis Paper
19 Aug 2021

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

Despite productivity advantages, multinational firms may operate less effectively than their local competitors in markets plagued by corruption and conflict.

Working Paper
27 Jul 2021

TFP Estimation at the Firm Level: Do Fiscal Pressure, the Legal Form, and the Local Competition Matter for Firm Performance in Senegal

This paper reviews the state of the art in firm-level Total Factor Productivity (TFP) estimation by employing an unbalanced panel of 4,501 Senegalese firms in the Construction and Trade Services industries over the period 2008–2018.

Working Paper
7 Jul 2021

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