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    Foreign market access and competition in India's textile and clothing industries: Impacts on firms and workers

    This study aims to understand how improved foreign market access and increased export competition affect firm- and industry-level sales and productivity, and how these in turn affect human resources. We study this by focusing on the textiles and clothing (TC) industries in India, and analysing two important changes affecting the global TC industries during 1995-2005: ...

    21 Oct 2016 | Krisztina Kis-Katos, Janneke Pieters, Shruti Sharma

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    Taxation, misallocation and development

    Why are there so few large, productive firms in the developing world? To what extent is weak fiscal capacity a constraint on firm productivity and economic growth? This project seeks to answer these questions using a mix of new micro evidence and quantitative theory.

    19 Oct 2016 | David Lagakos, Ethan Ilzetzki

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    The nexus between imports and exports product scope: Firm-level evidence from Pakistan

    This study investigates the linkages between import tariff liberation and the growth of exports in Pakistan. It will generate a descriptive and empirical evidence about the trade effect of previous tariffs cuts and also inform policymakers about the unexploited export potential that can be materialized by slashing these tariffs further.

    19 Oct 2016 | Salamat Ali, Mohammad A. Razzaque

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    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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    Mobile payment services in developing countries: Firm capabilities and financial development

    Mobile payment services (MPS) may foster financial inclusion in developing countries by providing a cheap and secure way of transferring and storing money. This is crucial in economies with a large unbanked population and environments where demand for secure and cheap money transfers is high.  While some research exists on the impact of mobile money on consumers and on the...

    14 Oct 2016 | Saul Estrin, Susanna Khavul, Adeline Pelletier

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    The effects of food policy on cropping patterns and income distribution in rural Bihar

    This project aims at understanding the combined effect of two state policies related to the production and distribution of food, namely the sharply rising minimum support prices (MSPs) offered to farmers to procure agricultural products and the subsidised distribution of food grains through the public distribution system (PDS). These are closely related in that high...

    14 Oct 2016 | Rajnish Kumar, Rohini Somanathan

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    Implementing the National Development Strategy: Poultry and cotton production clusters

    This project seeks to support the implementation of the National Development Strategy by designing a set of policy interventions with a focus on the poultry and cotton sectors. The National Development Strategy aims at inclusive and sustainable economic growth, driven by structural transformation and economic diversification. It is a high-level cross-sectoral policy...

    3 Oct 2016 | Vasco Nhabinde, Rafael Uaiene, Alberto Da Cruz, Jorrit Oppewal

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    Assessing sectoral inter-linkages: The case of agro-processing subsectors in Zambia

    Over the last 15 years, the Zambian economy has been growing at an average rate of more than 5 percent per annum, making this the longest sustained growth episode since independence in 1964. Sustained economic growth is expected to induce not only sectoral changes in the economy, but also significant structure shifts, particularly, output and labour composition as well as...

    28 Sep 2016 | Mundia Kabinga, Horman Chitonge

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    Impacts and sustainability of irrigation in Rwanda

    This research poses 3 primary questions: 1) What are the impacts of irrigation on smallholder welfare? 2) What are the impacts of commercialisation on farmer welfare? 3) What type of public/private management structure achieves the best maintenance and use outcomes?

    21 Sep 2016 | Jeremy Magruder, Florence Kondylis, Maria Jones

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    Punjab Small Industries Corporation rural enterprise study

    Small scale industry in the southern Punjab could be a driver of economic growth in the region. However, policy aimed at removing growth constraints on small and cottage industries, especially those in rural areas, has been low priority. This study identified sectors among small and cottage industries with high growth potential, as policy and reform should focus on...

    25 Aug 2016 | Syed Turab Hussain, Usman Khan, Syed Hasan