Social and Professional Networks

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

Social Origins of Dictatorships: Elite Networks and Political Transitions in Haiti

Existing theories of democratic reversals emphasize that elites mount actions like coups when democracy is particularly threatening to their interests.

Journal Article
21 May 2021

Effects of Referring Business Partners on Firm Networks and Performance

This project employs a field experiment with 800 firms in China to evaluate the impact of referring business partners on firms in the industry producing the Chinese writing brush.

Research Project
1 Feb 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

Targeting High Ability Entrepreneurs Using Community Information: Mechanism Design In The Field

Identifying high-growth microentrepreneurs in low-income countries remains a challenge due to a scarcity of verifiable information.

Working Paper
23 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

Professional Networks and Female Entrepreneurship

This project will conduct a field experiment in Ghana to investigate the effect of an exogenous expansion of female professional networks on firm performance and well-being of female entrepreneurs.

Research Project
1 Sep 2020

Monitoring and Accountability for Public Service Delivery: A Study of Electricity Reliability to Health Services Providers in Rural Kenya

This project evaluates the effects of greater public awareness on electricity reliability to health services providers in Kenya.

Research Project
30 Jun 2020

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 has commonly been measured by productivity spill-overs within firms.

Working Paper
1 May 2020

Peer Networks and Entrepreneurship: A Pan-African RCT

Do business interaction and exchange of ideas among peers foster entrepreneurship?

Research Note
4 Feb 2020

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