Supply Chains

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

Endogenous Spatial Production Networks: Quantitative Implications for Trade and Productivity

In modern economies, production is organized in large-scale complex networks of firms trading intermediate inputs with each other.

Working Paper
10 Jan 2021

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

Cutting Out the Middleman: The Structure of Chains of Intermediation

Finished goods may pass along a whole chain of intermediaries on their way from producers to consumers.

Working Paper
1 Oct 2020

Inter-firm Networks across Intra-national Borders: Theory and Evidence from India

This project develops a theory and estimation framework for inter-firm production networks in the presence of distortions at the firm and firm-to-firm levels.

Research Project
1 Jun 2020

Middlemen: Understanding Wholesale and Retail Distribution Chains in Nigeria

In this project, Grant, Grossman and Startz will collect, analyse, and make available to other researchers data that traces the distribution of manufactured consumer goods in Nigeria.

Research Project
1 Mar 2020

Direct and Indirect Impacts of Credit Scoring for Small and Medium Enterprises

This project estimates the spillover effects on competing firms and through the supply chain of an credit intervention with SMEs.

Research Project
13 Jun 2014

Credit Constraints and Risk in Commodity Supply Chains in Sierra Leone and Liberia

In post-conflict settings, credit constraints and risk are often prevalent and binding. This project uses an experiment to estimate the competing effects of credit constraints and risk of retail firms at the end of commodity supply chains in Sierra Leone and Liberia.

Research Project
7 Jun 2014