My research studies employment and unemployment in developing
countries, where labor markets are characterized by low formal sector
employment, high levels of informal employment and entrepreneurship
(which often exhibits low levels of productivity), and high levels of
My work has focused on three aspects of employment in this
setting. The first is how the unemployed find work, and what
aspects of job search may help or hurt different unemployed
people. The second is what labor market policies influence
labor demand, which affects the number of unemployed who will be able
to find work. The third is understanding the factors which
push firms and workers into long run success or back into unemployment.
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