Research

PUBLICATIONS

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). Forthcoming, Review of Economic Studies. Coverage: voxdev, voxeu

Enabled to work: The impact of government housing on slum dwellers in South Africa (2020). Journal of Urban Economics 118.

Location, Search Costs and Youth Unemployment: Experimental Evidence from Transport Subsidies (2018). Economic Journal 128 (614), 2353-2379.

Economic Shocks and Labour Market Flexibility (with Julien Labonne) (2019). Journal of Human Resources 54 (1) 171-199. Online Appendix.

WORKING PAPERS

Urban Public Works in Spatial Equilibrium: Experimental Evidence from Ethiopia. (with Clement Imbert, Girum Abebe and Carolina Mejia-Mantilla)

The demand for government housing: evidence from a lottery for 200,000 homes in Ethiopia. Coverage: The Guardian.

Matching Frictions and Distorted Beliefs: Evidence from a Job Fair Experiment. (with Marcel Fafchamps, Girum Abebe, Simon Quinn, Stefano Caria, Forhad Shilpi, and Paolo Falco). Updated November 2020.

Searching with Friends (with Stefano Caria and Marc Witte). -- R&R, Journal of Labor Economics.

The long-term impacts of industrial and entrepreneurial work: Experimental Evidence from Ethiopia. (with Chris Blattman and Stefan Dercon). Summary. Coverage: The Economist. -- R&R, Journal of Development Economics.

Does Wealth Reduce Support for Redistribution? Evidence from an Ethiopian Housing Lottery. With Asbjørn G. Andersen, Tigabu Getahun, Andreas Kotsadam, Vincent Somville, and Espen Villanger.

Diversity, segregation and urban public goods: Evidence from randomly assigned public housing.

WORK IN PROGRESS

Urban density and labour markets: Evaluating slum redevelopment in Addis Ababa (with Gharad Bryan and Tigabu Getahun)

GLM|LIC Project Page

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

IGC Project Page

Ethiopia Urban Safety Net and Jobs Project Impact Evaluation (with Girum Abebe, Stefano Caria and Christian Meyer)

Urban Traffic Safety and Economic Opportunities in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (with Girija Borker, Nino Pkhikidze and Javier Morales Sarriera)