On April 24, 2013, the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh collapsed and killed more than 1,100 people. European and American clothing retailers were using illicit garment factories in the building for their supply chains, sparking a public outcry. Pamina Koenig (University of Paris I and University of Rouen) shares new research on how the tragedy changed what Western consumers bought and from where Western companies sourced their clothing (32:12).
- Pamina Koenig and Sandra Poncet. 2022. The effects of the Rana Plaza collapse on the sourcing choices of French importers. Journal of International Economics 137: 103576.
- Pamina Koenig and Sandra Poncet. 2019. Social Responsibility Scandals and Trade. World Development 124: 104640.
- Pamina Koenig, Sebastian Krautheim, Claudius Löhnert and Thierry Verdier. 2021. Local Global Watchdogs: Trade, Sourcing and the Internationalization of Social Activism. CEPR Discussion Paper 15878, February.
- Sophie Hatte, and Pamina Koenig. 2020. The Geography of NGO Activism against Multinational Corporations. World Bank Economic Review 34(1).