Expecting to prove the experts right, we went to Ethiopia and — working with the Innovations for Poverty Action and the Ethiopian Development Research Institute — performed the first randomized trial of industrial employment on workers. Little did we anticipate that everything we believed would turn out to be wrong.
Stefan Dercon and I have an op-ed in today’s New York Times.
The best tweet so far:
Wherein two economists go to Ethiopia and bewilderedly discover that sweatshops are, in fact, bad https://t.co/Iz429puXBS
— yung charles (@trying_my_best_) April 27, 2017