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Personality traits
Working Paper
The determinants of occupational sorting: Evidence from Mozambique

We examine the link between individual characteristics and sorting into different occupations using data from university students in Mozambique...

Occupational choice Mozambique Personality traits
Journal Article
On the link between managerial attributes and firm access to formal credit in Myanmar

Using a survey of enterprises in Myanmar, we examine demand for formal credit and the extent to which firms are self-constrained by not applying for credit or if they apply and are constrained by bank’s rejections...

Formal credit Gender Personality traits
Working Paper
Character or context: What explains behavioural dishonesty in low-income countries?

We run a lab-in-the-field experiment with 1,060 university students in Mozambique to examine the correlates of behavioural dishonesty, distinguishing between intrinsic and extrinsic factors...

Cheating Dice game Behaviour
Working Paper
Are you what you consume?: Impact of food, soft drinks, and coffee on cognitive and non-cognitive test scores

Cognitive and non-cognitive tests are key factors in many aspects of economics, especially within labour market analysis...

Cognitive test Non-cognitive test Measurement error
Journal Article
Skills, personality traits, and gender wage gaps: Evidence from Bangladesh

We use a recent first-hand linked employer–employee survey covering the formal sector of Bangladesh to explain gender wage gaps by the inclusion of measures of cognitive attainment and personality traits...

Gender gap Income inequality Cognitive ability
Working Paper
Managerial attributes and enterprise access to formal credit in Myanmar

Using data from a new survey of small and medium-sized enterprises in Myanmar, we analyse enterprise demand for formal credit and the extent to which they are constrained in the formal credit market...

Formal credit Gender Personality traits
Working Paper
Skills, personality traits, and gender wage gaps: Evidence from Bangladesh

We use a recent first-hand linked employer-employee survey covering the formal sector of Bangladesh to explain gender wage gaps by the inclusion of measures of cognitive attainment and personality traits...

Gender gap Income inequality Cognitive ability
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