Technology

Shocking Offers: Gender, Wage Inequality, and Recessions in Online Labour Markets

Using data from the largest online job portal in Nigeria, we document: (a) gender differences in salary offers for jobs, and (b) the response of (a) to recessions.

Working Paper
21 Feb 2024

Technology Adoption and Firm Employment: Evidence from Burundi

This project seeks to understand how technology adoption impacts employment in the least developed countries. 

Research Project
1 Nov 2023

The Effects of E-Commerce on Business Performance

E-commerce improves the performance of small businesses selling to consumers but lowers product quality, as seen in a field experiment with nearly 800 Chinese writing brush producing

Research Note
1 Nov 2023

Jobseekers’ Beliefs about Comparative Advantage and (Mis)Directed Search

Worker sorting into tasks and occupations based on their skills plays a potentially important role in aggregate labor productivity. This sorting may be inefficient if jobseekers do not apply to jobs that match their skills.

Working Paper
25 Sep 2023

Informal firms’ adoption and use of mobile money under uncertain times: evidence from Burkina Faso

This paper investigates how uncertainty driven by political instability or the Covid-19 crisis affects mobile money adoption and use by informal businesses in Burkina Faso.

Working Paper
17 Aug 2023

Raising Retail Productivity through Data Pooling: Preparatory and Pilot Work to Design a Mobile App Intervention in Zambia

This project investigates whether a scalable technology that pools data generated by individual retailers can overcome informational barriers to growth.

Research Project
1 Apr 2023

Adoption of Digital Payment Technologies and Access to Finance among MSMEs in Ethiopia: Exploratory Evidence

This project investigates the challenges that Ethiopian MSMEs face in adopting digital payment technologies.

Research Project
1 Apr 2023

Information Frictions on Job Descriptions

This project investigates the effect of preferences over missing job characteristics on job matching in an online job platform.

Research Project
1 Apr 2023

Data-Driven Learning and Firm Performance: Experimental Evidence from SMEs in Kenya

This project studies whether reducing the costs of record keeping and identifying patterns in sales improves SME outcomes 

Research Project
1 Apr 2023

Firm Culture: Can Information Interventions Close Gender Gaps in Online Labour Markets?

We study the effects of information frictions on gender gaps in matching and hiring in online labour markets.

Research Note
20 Mar 2023

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