Kumasi, 2008


Published Articles

NEW! Does the Risk of Poverty Reduce Happiness? (with A.S. Caria). Economic Development and Cultural Change, forthcoming.

Entrepreneurship versus joblessness: explaining the rise in self-employment (with L. Haywood). Journal of Development Economics, 2016.

Heterogeneity in subjective wellbeing: An application to occupational allocation in Africa. (with W. F. Maloney, B. Rijkers and M. Sarrias). Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2015.


The Returns to Formality and Informality in Urban Africa (with A. Kerr, N. Rankin, J. Sandefur and F. Teal). Labour Economics, 2011.


Working Papers

NEW! Anonymity or Distance? Job Search and Labour Market Exclusion in a Growing African City (with G. Abebe, S. Caria, M. Fafchamps, S. Franklin and S. Quinn).

NEW! Job Fairs: Matching Firms and Workers in a Field Experiment in Ethiopia (with G. Abebe, S. Caria, M. Fafchamps, S. Franklin and S. Quinn).


Labour market segmentation as a dynamic phenomenon: evidence from seven countries (with S. Quinn and A. Feller) (with S. Quinn and Avi Feller). 



Other Publications


Working toward Better Pay: Earning Dynamics in Ghana and Tanzania (with A. Kerr, P. Paci and B. Rjikers), World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 18553, April 2014.

Il problema dell'Italia: passare dal Brain Drain al Brain Flow (with M. Di Simplicio, N. Tsevelekos and A. Zocco), Aspenia 58: La Forza delle Idee, Aspenia Online - Global Issues - October 2012.

Qui o si fa l'Europa o si muore (book chapter), Italia 110, Aug 2012.


Plundered Nations?: Successes and Failures in Natural Resource Extraction (assisted Prof. Paul Collier in drafting the chapter on Nigeria), 2011.

Fertile ground: boasting cocoa production among Ghanaian smallholders (with M. Eberhardt), CSAE Briefing Paper, No 01, 2009


Work in Progress

Unemployment, Not Working and Jobs for the Young in Urban Africa: Evidence from Ghana (with F. Teal). WP.

Understanding microcredit membership and retention: new evidence from Ghana (with K. Lehrer). WP.

Microcredit and business profitability in urban Africa: evidence from ADRA Microfinance. WP.

  Ghana, 2008