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    • Essays in political economy and applied econometrics 

      Garofalo, Pablo Javier (2014-05)
      This dissertation is comprised of two essays in political economy and one in micro-econometrics. Each of them proposes an alternative methodology to improve on the estimation of a specific economic phenomenon. The first ...
    • Essays of Political and Cultural Institutions 

      Bostashvili, David (2015-05)
      This dissertation comprises two essays. The first examines the role of a bureaucratic institution—the civil service system—in dampening political budget cycles across U.S. state governments. Using new data on state-specific ...
    • Essays on Social Policy and Preferences for Redistribution 

      Vu, Max Ngoc (2018-05)
      This dissertation is composed of two essays. The first chapter "The Impact of Government Programs on Individual Preferences for Redistribution: Evidence from SCHIP/Medicaid expansion" investigates the effects of government's ...
    • HIV Testing, Information Spillovers, and Peer Behavior 

      Sityuk, Mikhailo (2013-05)
      This dissertation consists of two chapters. In the first chapter, I study the effect of HIV testing the risky behaviors of peer groups. Empirical studies to date offer mixed evidence on whether HIV testing prevents the ...
    • Three Essays on Issues in Developing Economies: Credit Reforms, Elections and Wage Dispersion 

      Chatterjee, Somdeep (2016-05)
      This dissertation presents three essays on some important issues in two developing economies, India and Ghana. In the first essay I analyze a major agricultural credit reform in India, known as the Kisan Credit Card (KCC) ...