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This project aims at evaluating the career progression effects of labor market policies targeting individuals at the low end of the wage spectrum and marginally attached to the labor market. Our focus is placed on minimum wages and active labor market policies (ALMPs), tools that have gained prominence in the debate around fair compensation and inclusive growth.

This project plans to study the political economy frictions behind financial regulation in Africa. Combining bank balance sheets and information on bank chief executive officers (CEOs), we will measure the ethnic connotation of banks and the co-ethnicity between CEOs and regulators.

The goal of this proposal is to advance the research frontier on expectations formation and their economic impact. The proposal consists of three related projects that, through the provision of novel empirical evidence and the design of a new theoretical framework, can guide future research and better inform policy decisions.

The project investigates how monopsony power, where employers hold significant market power over labor, contributes to increasing wage inequalities and other labor market inefficiencies. It aims to understand the sources of monopsony power, which can include anti-competitive labor practices such as "no-compete" agreements, as well as cognitive biases affecting workers' decisions to leave low-paying jobs. It also aims to assess how these factors affect various socio-economic groups within the workforce. 

Throughout history racial and ethnic discrimination has represented a major social problem and still today many minorities fall victim to violent discriminatory episodes. Using evidence from a lab-in-the-field experiments, this project will study how society at large react to discrimination and whether groups not directly discriminated against take a stance pro-/ against these discrimination episodes.

Exploring the complexities of asymmetric information in diverse economic scenarios, this research project comprises three focused studies—Extracting Information from Adversaries, Self-Image and Information Transmission, and Application Markets—to investigate the feasibility of information transmission when parties have opposing interests.