131. How travel matters for trade
For businesspeople in Nigeria, traveling to China and elsewhere to meet foreign suppliers is an important part of international trade. Meredith Startz (Stanford University) joins to discuss her research into why traders travel, and we hear from Abidoun Basir about how his business in Lagos is coping with the COVID-19 pandemic.Read more…
- Hakeem Bishi, Shelby Grossman, Meredith Startz. 2020. How COVID-19 has affected Lagos traders: Findings from high frequency phone surveys. Stanford University Policy Brief, June 8.
- Meredith Startz. 2018. The value of face-to-face: Search and contracting problems in Nigerian trade, Stanford University working paper, October.