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Greg Fischer

Lecturer in Economics
London School of Economics and Political Science
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Entrepreneurship
Email address: 
g.fischer@lse.ac.uk
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+44 20 7852 3545

Greg Fischer is a Lecturer of Economics at the London School of Economics. He is also an Associate of the STICERD Economic Organisation and Public Policy programme. His research focuses on corporate finance, entrepreneurship, and financial innovation in developing countries. 

Prior to returning to academia, Greg worked for nine years in the private equity and venture capital arms of Morgan Stanley and Centre Partners, an affiliate of Lazard. His current work includes the randomized evaluations of a business training program in the Dominican Republic and the pricing of new water treatment technology in Ghana.

 

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Eliciting and utilizing willingness to pay: Evidence from field trials in northern Ghana

We utilize the Becker-Degroot-Marschak (1964) mechanism to estimate the willingness to pay for clean drinking water technology in northern Ghana. Under certain conditions, the BDM mechanism has attractive properties for empirical research, allowing us to directly estimate demand, compute heterogeneous treatment effects, and study the direct and screening effect of prices with minor modifications to a standard field experiment setting.

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Can “good” HR practices be exported? Evidence from a field experiment in Ghana

Recent survey evidence shows that the most profitable and productive firms tend to adopt personnel policies that link pay to performance and that firms in low-income countries are less likely to use these “good” human resources management practices. Incentive pay is a key component of management strategy, and yet field evidence on the impacts of both individual and team incentives is limited to studies carried out in high-income countries.

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Entrepreneurship, Large Firms