Ameet Morjaria

Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

Ameet Morjaria is an Associate Professor of Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. Prior to joining Kellogg, he was a Junior Scholar of Harvard Academy's Weatherhead Centre for International Affairs and a Giorgio Ruffolo Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Sustainability Science Program at the Centre for International Development, Harvard Kennedy School. Dr Morjaria completed his PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics & Political Sciences and he is a research affiliate of the NBER, BREAD, CEPR and the IGC. His research interests are in development economics, organizational economics, and political economy across several countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (Burundi, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan and Uganda). His current research focuses on understanding the role of commodity exchanges, changes in firm performance due to acquisitions, industrial policy in emerging markets, and the political economy of resource management in weakly institutionalized economies.

Christopher Ksoll, Rocco Macchiavello, Ameet Morjaria

Electoral Violence and Supply Chain Disruptions in Kenya’s Floriculture Industry

Violent conflicts, particularly at election times in Africa, are a common cause of instability and economic disruption. This paper studies how firms react to electoral violence using the case of Kenyan flower exporters during the 2008 postelection violence as an example. The violence induced a large...

Rocco Macchiavello and Ameet Morjaria

Competition and Relational Contracts in the Rwanda Coffee Chain

How does competition affect market outcomes when formal contracts are not enforceable and parties resort to relational contracts? Difficulties with measuring relational contracts and dealing with the endogeneity of competition have frustrated attempts to answer this question. We make progress by stu...

Rocco Macchiavello and Ameet Morjaria

The Value of Relationships: Evidence from a Supply Shock to Kenyan Rose Exports

This paper provides evidence on the importance of reputation in the context of the Kenyan rose export sector. A model of reputation and relational contracting is developed and tested. A seller’s reputation is defined by buyer’s beliefs about seller’s reliability. We show that (i) due to lack o...

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