Research

Working papers

Matching Frictions and Distorted Beliefs: Evidence from a Job Fair Experiment (with Girum Abebe, Stefano Caria, Marcel Fafchamps, Paolo Falco, Simon Franklin and Forhad Shilpi) — October 2022

Microequity and Mutuality: Experimental Evidence on Credit with Performance-Contingent Repayment (with Francesco Cordaro, Marcel Fafchamps, Colin Mayer, Muhammad Meki and Kate Roll) [appendix] — August 2022

Do Capital Grants Improve Microenterprise Productivity? (with Laurin Janes and Michael Koelle) — July 2022 — R&R, Economic Journal

Demand for Commitment in Credit and Saving Contracts: A Field Experiment (with Uzma Afzal, Giovanna d’Adda, Marcel Fafchamps and Farah Said) [appendix] — June 2022 — R&R, Economic Journal

An Adaptive Targeted Field Experiment: Job Search Assistance for Refugees in Jordan (with Stefano Caria, Grant Gordon, Max Kasy, Soha Shami and Alex Teytelboym) [appendix] — November 2021 — R&R, Journal of the European Economic Association

Asset-based Microfinance for Microenterprises: Evidence from Pakistan (with Faisal Bari, Kashif Malik and Muhammad Meki) [appendix] — January 2021 — R&R, American Economic Review

Learning Management Through Matching: A Field Experiment using Mechanism Design (with Girum Abebe, Marcel Fafchamps and Michael Koelle) [appendix] [VoxDev article] — July 2020

Pride and Prejudice?  Structural Evidence of Social Pressure from a Natural Field Experiment with Committees (with Tom Gole) [coverage in The Economist] — September 2016

 

Research publications

Anonymity or Distance?  Job Search and Labour Market Exclusion in a Growing African City (with Girum Abebe, Stefano Caria, Marcel Fafchamps, Paolo Falco and Simon Franklin) (2020). Review of Economic Studies, https://doi.org/10.1093/restud/rdaa057.

COVID-19 and the Future of Microfinance: Evidence and Insights from Pakistan (with Kashif Malik, Muhammad Meki, Jonathan Morduch, Timothy Ogden and Farah Said) (2020). Oxford Review of Economic Policy, https://doi.org/10.1093/oxrep/graa014.

Call Me Maybe: Experimental Evidence on Using Mobile Phones to Survey Microenterprises (with Robert Garlick and Kate Orkin) (2019).  World Bank Economic Review, doi:10.1093/wber/lhz021.  [Online Appendix.

Two Sides of the Same Rupee?  Comparing Demand for Microcredit and Microsaving in a Framed Field Experiment in Rural Pakistan (with Uzma Afzal, Giovanna d’Adda, Marcel Fafchamps and Farah Said) (2018). Economic Journaldoi.org/10.1111/ecoj.12512.  [Online Appendix]

Networks and Manufacturing Firms in Africa: Results from a Randomized Field Experiment (with Marcel Fafchamps) (2016). World Bank Economic Review,  doi:10.1093/wber/lhw057. [Online Appendix]

Aspire (with Marcel Fafchamps) (2016). Journal of Development Studies, doi:10.1080/00220388.2016.1251584.

Microenterprise Growth and the Flypaper Effect: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Ghana (with Marcel Fafchamps, David McKenzie and Chris Woodruff) (2014).  Journal of Development Economics 106, 211-226.

The Value of Corporate Governance for Bank Finance in an Emerging Economy: Evidence from a Natural Experiment (2014).  Journal of Law, Economics and Organization30(1), 1-38.

Using PDA Consistency Checks to Increase the Precision of Profits and Sales Measurement in Panels (with Marcel Fafchamps, David McKenzie and Chris Woodruff) (2012).  Journal of Development Economics 98, 51-57.

 

Review publications

Forced Migration: Evidence and policy challenges (with Isabel Ruiz) (2022).  Oxford Review of Economic Policy (summary article for our co-edited issue: https://academic.oup.com/oxrep/issue/37/2).

Microfinance (Senior Editor with Jing Cai and Muhammad Meki, and Co-Editors Erica Field, Cynthia Kinnan, Jonathan Morduch, Jonathan de Quidt and Farah Said) (2021).  VoxDevLit, https://voxdev.org/voxdevlit/microfinance.

Management Practices and Public Policy: An Overview (with Daniela Scur) (2021).  Oxford Review of Economic Policy (summary article for our co-edited issue: https://academic.oup.com/oxrep/issue/37/2).

Experiments and Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries (with Chris Woodruff) (2019).  Annual Review of Economics, doi:10.1146/annurev-economics-080218-030246.

 

All the steel, all the bricks,
All the math and magic tricks,
All the carrots, all the sticks
Will not dissuade her.
(Minchin)