Research

Working papers

An Adaptive Targeted Field Experiment: Job Search Assistance for Refugees in Jordan (with Stefano Caria, Grant Gordon, Max Kasy, Soha Shami and Alex Teytelboym) [supplementary appendix]

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

Do Capital Grants Improve Microenterprise Productivity? (with Laurin Janes and Michael Koelle)

Implicit and Explicit Commitment in Credit and Saving Contracts: A Field Experiment  (with Uzma Afzal, Giovanna d’Adda, Marcel Fafchamps and Farah Said)

Job Fairs: Matching Firms and Workers in a Field Experiment in Ethiopia (with Girum Abebe, Stefano Caria, Marcel Fafchamps, Paolo Falco, Simon Franklin and Forhad Shilpi)

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

 

Publications

COVID-19 and the Future of Microfinance: Evidence and Insights from Pakistan (with Kashif Malik, Muhammad Meki, Jonathan Morduch, Timothy Ogden and Farah Said) (forthcoming). Oxford Review of Economic Policy.

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) (forthcoming). Review of Economic Studies.

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

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 Journal, doi.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 Organization, 30(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.

 

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