Paula Lopez-Pena

Paula Lopez-Pena is a PhD student at the Department of Economics, University of Warwick. 

Content by Paula Lopez-Pena
  • Project

    Worker well-being and productivity in the Bangladesh garment sector

    Recent research suggests stress may affect worker productivity and thereby the accumulation of other forms of human capital. The garment sector is the largest employer of female workers in Bangladesh, the majority of whom have migrated from outside the area where the factories are located. These urban and peri-urban areas are characterised by inadequate basic services and...

    6 Dec 2019 | Atonu Rabbani, Christopher Woodruff, Paula Lopez-Pena, Muhammad Mozumder

  • Project

    Managing Shocks: Worker’s Well-being and Firm Productivity in the Bangladeshi Garment Sector

    We examine the interaction between worker well being and productivity in the ready-made garment sector in Bangladesh. A central characteristic of manufacturing in low-income countries is the need to adjust to continued and varied shocks. These shocks cause output to fall behind the production plan, leading to pressure to increase output and stress in factories. Individual...

    1 Jan 2014 | Christopher Woodruff, Rocco Macchiavello, Atonu Rabbani, Anik Ashraf, Paula Lopez-Pena