I am Abdul Samad Majidi. I have a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Pune, India, and a master's degree in applied economics at the Center for Development Studies, Kerala, India. My thesis for the MA program was on Bribery and Firm Performance in Afghanistan. I have worked at the Center for Development Studies as an intern for four months. Currently, I am working as a research assistant at the Chair of Applied Microeconomics, Faculty of Economics, Law, and Social Sciences, University of Erfurt. My research interests include development economics, labor economics, and institutional economics. My PhD project is on the role of institutions in firm performance under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Manfred Königstein.