Productivity

Search and Matching Frictions for Day Labourers in Pakistan

In this pilot study, we demonstrate that low-skilled day labourers who are socially connected to their employers have significantly higher chances of securing jobs, irrespective of having lower productivity than their lesser connected counterparts in Pakistan.

Research Note
8 Aug 2022

Adoption and Impacts of Digital Payment Technologies: Evidence from Informal Transit

This study investigates the barriers to digital technology adoption and the latter's impact on productivity in the informal transit sector.

Research Project
1 Aug 2022

Impact of Prepaid Meters on Firms in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from Senegal

This project studies the impact of prepaid meter adoption on firm electricity use, revenues and profits.

Research Project
1 Aug 2022

Trust and Networks in Factories in Pakistan

This study examines which worker and team characteristics lead to higher productivity in factories in a developing country using surveys and experiments with factory workers across multiple functions in Pakistan.

Research Note
4 Jul 2022

Product Market Competition and Management Quality among Small and Medium-sized Enterprises: Evidence from Burkina Faso

We examine how management quality is related to product market competition when firms are managed by their founders instead of hired managers.

Journal Article
27 Jun 2022

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

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

Multinationals in the extractive sectors of weak states face resource theft by armed groups. This criminality is often abetted by state corruption, even though firms are willing to pay for protection.

Working Paper
15 Apr 2022

Role of Firms in Wage Dispersion: Evidence from a developing country

This paper aims to extend our knowledge of wage dispersion to developing countries. For this purpose, we built the first matched employer-employee database in a sub-Saharan African country (Senegal).

Working Paper
1 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

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