BREAD Working Paper No. 547, October 2018

Mobility and congestion in urban India Prottoy A. Akbar,¬†Gilles Duranton, Victor Couture, Adam Storeygard Abstract We develop a methodology to estimate robust city-level vehicular mobility indices, and apply it to 154 Indian cities using 22 million counterfactual trips measured by a web mapping service. There is wide variation in mobility across cities. An exact decomposition […]

BREAD Working Paper No. 548, February 2020

Market Access, Trade Costs, and Technology Adoption: Evidence from Northern Tanzania Shilpa Aggarwal, Brian Giera, Dahyeon Jeong, Jonathan Robinson, Alan Spearot Abstract We collect data on prices, travel costs and farmer decisions to quantify market access and its impact on agricultural productivity in 1,183 villages in two regions of Tanzania. Villages at the bottom of […]