Elite control and development in Brazil
How do changes in the concentration of political power affect long-run development?
The impact of publicly provided daycare: Evidence from Brazil
Publicly provided daycare in Rio de Janeiro had benefits for both child development and the labour market outcomes of caregivers.
Grandmothers and the Mexican labour market
Childcare responsibilities fall disproportionately on women, causing them to leave the labour market after grandmothers pass away
Did joint ventures help China's automobile industry?
Foreign direct investment, via 'quid pro quo', facilitated knowledge spillovers and quality upgrades in the Chinese automobile industry
Promotion, pay and productivity: Evidence from Sierra Leone
Do meritocratic promotions increase worker productivity?
Democracy and infrastructure investment in Indonesia
Does electoral accountability discipline public spending?
Corruption in Customs: Evidence from Madagascar
The nonrandom assignment of import declarations to inspectors is associated with corruption and lost tax revenues, but interventions to combat this...
The benefits of road maintenance in Indonesia
Better roads help manufacturers create new jobs, enabling worker transitions out of informal employment, and increasing wages.
How does privatisation impact workers? Evidence from Brazil
When SOEs are privatised their employees’ wages, particularly for the less educated, fall dramatically, which also has negative spillover effects on...