Technology

It Takes Two: Experimental Evidence on the Determinants of Technology Diffusion

Hardy and McCasland (2021) report on an experiment that brings insights from the literature on demand-side determinants of technology adoption to the study of peer-to-peer diffusion.

Journal Article
1 Mar 2021

Effects of E-commerce on Suppliers and Clients

This project evaluates the impact of a business-to-business and business-to-consumer e-commerce platform on the industry producing the Chinese writing brush.

Research Project
1 Nov 2019

Crony Capitalism, Collective Action, and ICT: Evidence from Kenyan Contract Farming

The shift from subsistence to commercial economies creates surplus, but often induces conflict over it. Under extractive institutions and weak contract enforcement, crony capitalism may emerge and limit the benefits of modernization.

Working Paper
15 Oct 2019

Impact Evaluation of a Business Training and Awareness Campaign for the M-CADJU Service in Guinea-Bissau

This project explores an intervention to encourage the take-up of M-CADJU in Guinea-Bissau, a live-fair-price mobile phone information service that helps farmers maximise the price they receive for their produce.

Research Project
1 Jul 2019

Measuring the Unmeasured: Combining Technology and Survey Design to Filter Noise in Self-Reported Business Outcomes

The research team has designed a new electronic survey tool to reduce the high levels of measurement error in data on micro-enterprise sales and profits and tests this new approach in a randomized controlled trial among micro-entrepreneurs in Ghana.  

Research Project
22 Jul 2014

Using Mobile Salary Payments to Improve Afghan Firm Performance

The research team considers the ability of mobile salary payments in Afghanistan to mitigate constraints on workers and businesses such as weak security, reliability, and efficiency by examining the deployment of a service that allows Afghan firms to pay salaries directly to employees' mobile phones.

Research Project
1 Jan 2012