BREAD Working Paper No. 537

Governing the Commons? Water and Power in Pakistan’s Indus Basin Hanan G. Jacoby, Ghazala Mansuri Abstract Surface irrigation is a common pool resource characterized by asymmetric appropriation opportunities across upstream and downstream water users. Large canal systems are also predominantly state-managed. We study water allocation under an irrigation bureaucracy subject to corruption and rent-seeking. Data […]

BREAD Working Paper No. 536, February 2018

Labor Supply Responses to Health Shocks: Evidence from High-Frequency Labor Market Data from Urban Ghana Rachel Heath, Ghazala Mansuri, Bob Rijkers Abstract Workers in developing countries are subject to frequent health shocks. Using ten weeks of high frequency labor market data that we collected in urban Ghana, we document that men are 11 percentage points […]