Meredith Startz is an assistant professor in the Stanford economics department. Her research is at the intersection of development and trade, and focuses on how contracting problems shape transactions and firms in developing countries.
Traders had virtually zero revenue during Lagos State’s month-long lockdown.
Since Lagos partially re-opened on 4 May 2020, most traders have returned to their markets. Sales have rebounded more than employment.
Compliance with public health measures has been high. Traders closed their shops during the lockdown. Since the lockdown was eased, market regulations...