Research

Working Papers

The Impact of Firm Downsizing on Workers: Evidence from Ethiopia's Ready-Made Garment Industry

In Search of a Better Life: Self-Control in the Ethiopian Labor Market

Sorting into Incentives for Prosocial Behavior

Work in Progress

The Market-, Household-, and Individual-Level Impacts of Industrial Work: Evidence from Ethiopia’s Ready-Made Garment Industry

The Devil Is in The Pre-Tales: A Closer Look at Women's First Months in Industrial Work

Memory, Trauma and Economic Behavior Among Refugees: Experimental Evidence from Teaching “Positive Imagery” in Ethiopia

with Gharad Bryan, Alexia Delfino, Ashley Pople, and Benyam Worku

Ethiopia Urban Safety Net and Jobs Project Impact Evaluation

with Girum Abebe, Livia Alfonsi, and Simon Franklin

Published Papers

The Market-Reach of Pandemics: Evidence from Female Workers in Ethiopia’s Ready-Made Garment Industry

Image Concerns in Pledges to Give Blood: Evidence from a Field Experiment

with Egon Tripodi
Journal of Economic Psychology 87 (2021)
Published Version | Data and Code

The Median Is the Message: A Good-Enough Measure of Material Well-Being and Shared Development Progress

with Nancy Birdsall
Global Policy, 60(4): 343–357 (2015)
Published Version | Working Paper

The Strugglers: The New Poor in Latin America?

with Nancy Birdsall and Nora Lustig
World Development, 60: 132–146 (2014)
Published Version | Working Paper

Other Publications

Development as Diffusion: Manufacturing Productivity and Africa’s Missing Middle

with Alan Gelb and Vijaya Ramachandran
In: Monga, C. and J. Lin, The Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics, Oxford University Press (2015)
Published Version | Working Paper

A Measured Approach to Ending Poverty and Boosting Shared Prosperity: Concepts, Data, and the Twin Goals

with Shaohua Chen, Dean Jolliffe, Aart Kraay, Peter Lanjouw, Mario Negre, Espen Prydz, Renos Vakis, and Kyla Wethli
Policy Research Report, World Bank Group (2014)
Published Version

Global Markets, Global Citizens, and Global Governance in the 21st Century

with Nancy Birdsall and Alexis Sowa
In: Berman, J. and S. Fardoust, Towards a Better Global Economy: Policy Implications for Citizens Worldwide in the 21st Century, Oxford University Press (2014)
Published Version