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  • Project

    Scaling up policies for agricultural trade

    Our overarching research objective is to collect the data and build the toolkit needed to combine micro-level data from intervention trials with macro-level models of policy scale-up. We propose to generate a tractable trade model in which multiple agents produce and consume multiple goods and interact across markets via trade and migration. We will parameterise and...

    19 Oct 2016 | Edward Miguel, Andrés Rodríguez-Clare

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    Dilemma of capping bank interest rates in Kenya

    Post signing of the Banking (Amendment) Bill 2015, Kenyans were full of hope and expectations of lower interest on their loans and higher earnings on deposits. Like with so many regulatory actions, the outcome for the people will depend on the implementation of the law. In this case, the fate of the law will rely heavily on financial institutions, and  implementation...

    8 Sep 2016 | Kamal Bhattacharya, Tavneet Suri

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    Spatial equilibrium effects of positive wealth shocks

    From the perspective of urban economics, a core constraint facing rural populations is likely their inability to concentrate purchasing power geographically. This is driven by the fact that (i) most primary export products (agricultural goods) require a lot of land, relative to labour for production, and (2) are exports are typically low-margin commodities.  We propose to...

    25 Feb 2016 | Edward Miguel, Paul Niehaus, Johannes Haushofer, Michael Walker

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    The value of democracy: Evidence from road building in Kenya

    Just how significant is ethnic favouritism in Africa? It’s a common aspect of Africa’s perception and many of the continents ills have been blamed on it. Yet, it has been quite difficult to find concrete evidence of this behaviour. So how much does it actually exist and what are the effects? We look at the case of Kenya and find strong empirical evidence of ethnic...

    4 Sep 2014 | Robin Burgess, Remi Jedwab, Edward Miguel, Ameet Morjaria, Gerard Padró i Miquel