Submitted to the department of economics on august 15, 2010, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of doctor of philosophy in economics abstract this dissertation, which is a collection of three essays, uses empirical methods to study questions at the intersection of law and economics. This thesis consists of three empirical chapters that examine issues in development eco- nomics chapter 1 focuses on the effects of civil wars on the welfare of individuals.
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Essays in empirical development economics eik leong swee doctor of philosophy department of economics university of toronto 2010 abstract this thesis consists of three empirical chapters that examine issues in development eco. Edward asiedu three essays in empirical and experimental development economics: pro-social behavior, monitoring of development-linked public goods and inequality in sub.
Three essays on development economics in (pdf this dissertation is a collection of three independent essays in empirical development economics using data from china in the first two chapters, i examine the determinants of choices within the household four empirical essays in development economicslingnan university 2016 abstract.
Thus, this dissertation contributes to two important issues in development economics the dissertation uniquely combines both empirical and experimental methods (which are much difficult to implement in the field) in the field.
Essays in empirical development economics by owen whit eld ozier doctor of philosophy in economics university of california, berkeley professor edward miguel, chair this dissertation encompasses three empirical studies in the economics of western kenya.
Three essays on environmental and development economics by howard g chong doctor of philosophy in agricultural and resource economics university of california, berkeley professor maximillian au hammer, chair this dissertation emcompasses three empirical studies in environmental and development economics.
The third chapter is a descriptive study of income inequality for top income earners in china during 1986-2002 and the potential redistributive effectiveness of progressive income taxation thesis (ph d)--massachusetts institute of technology, dept of economics, 2005 includes bibliographical references. 3 abstract this thesis consists of four essays in empirical development economics the first three essays focus on macroeconomic topics, examining issues related to the business cycle, fiscal and monetary policy, whereas the last one is focusing on a microeconomic topic, namely the relationship between schooling and child labor. Four empirical essays in development economics eric akobeng abstract this thesis is made up of four essays in empirical development economics the. This dissertation is a collection of three independent essays in empirical development economics using data from china in the first two chapters, i examine the determinants of choices within the household.