Technology

Can mobile money adoption induce microenterprises to formalize? Evidence from a field experiment in Burkina Faso

This paper examines whether mobile money adoption can induce informal firms to formalize, an aspect that has been overlooked in the empirical literature.

Working Paper
8 Dec 2022

Firm Culture: Examining the Role of Gender in Job Matching in an Online African Labor Market

Africa has some of the highest rates of unemployment globally, yet there is limited understanding of the sources of labor market frictions due to data scarcity.

Working Paper
1 Dec 2022

High-Speed Internet, Financial Technology and Banking

This research investigates the relationship between high-speed internet, financial technology, and banking.

Research Note
23 Nov 2022

Virtual Collaboration Technology and International Business Coaching: Examining the Impact on Marketing Strategies and Sales

This paper studies the impact of international business coaching via virtual collaboration technology on the strategies and sales of emerging market entrepreneurs.

Working Paper
1 Oct 2022

What Really Matters in the Decision of Informal Firms to Adopt Mobile Money for Business? Evidence from Burkina Faso

This paper investigates the willingness and barriers to adoption of mobile money merchant accounts by the informal businesses in Burkina Faso.

Working Paper
31 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

Environmental Standards in Production Networks

This project investigates how and when higher demand-side quality standards induce technology adoption in low-income countries.

Research Project
1 Jun 2022

Exploring adoption of renewable energy technology (RET) among apparel exporters in Bangladesh: Policy landscape, current capacities, and future pathways

This study investigates the drivers and barriers to the adoption of sustainable energy sources among ready-made garment factories in Bangladesh.

Research Project
1 Jun 2022

High-Speed Internet, Financial Technology and Banking

Exploiting the staggered arrival of fibre-optic submarine cables, we show that high-speed internet promotes the role of banks and credit in Africa.

Working Paper
1 May 2022

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