Research

Publications

Working Papers

Anonymity or Distance? Job Search and Labour Market Exclusion in a Growing African City

(with Girum Abebe, Stefano Caria, Marcel Fafchamps, Paolo Falco, and Simon Quinn). Updated September 2017 (NBER working paper w22409, 2016).

Coverage: VoxDev, Ethiopia Reporter.


Enabled to work: The impact of government housing on slum dwellers in South Africa (2015)

(CSAE WPS/2015-10)


Job Fairs: Matching Firms and Workers in a Field Experiment in Ethiopia.

(with Marcel Fafchamps, Girum Abebe, Simon Quinn, Stefano Caria, Forhad Shilpi, and Paolo Falco) Latest version, April 2017.

Works in Progress

Cost effective panel data collection for Kampala (with Julia Bird, Gharad Bryan, and Astrid Haas)

IGC Project Page


Searching with Friends. (with Stefano Caria and Marc Witte)


Low Cost Housing for Africa's Cities? The Impact of the Government Condominium Scheme in Ethiopia (with Berihu Assefa and Alebel Bayrau)

IGC Project Page -- Coverage in the Guardian


Peer and neighbourhood Effects in urban housing: Evidence from random housing allocations in Ethiopia.


The long-run health effects of industrial work: Experimental evidence from Ethiopia. (with Chris Blattman and Stefan Dercon)


Labour market effects of urban social safety net programmes. (with multiple collaborators)


Other Work:

Work, Unemployment and Job Search among the Youth in Ethiopia (World Bank Poverty Assessment Background Paper, 2014)