Labour and Microfinance
● Richard Boso (GIMPA) and Alfredo Burlando (University of Oregon) are evaluating the impact of small loans on the development of small businesses and livelihoods using a difference-in-differences design. The pilot study will also assess the quality of beneficiary targeting and sustainability. ● Samuel Agyei-Ampomah (GIMPA) and Levi Boxell (Stanford University), advised by Pascaline Dupas (Stanford University), are exploiting the quasi-random variation in labor postings for tertiary graduates for a twelve-month mandatory national service in Ghana to examine the determinants of compliance. The study will also assess the effects of different placements in the program on national identity, migration and assimilation, and labor market outcomes.