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    • Building Social Capital Through Microfinance 

      Feigenberg, Benjamin; Field, Erica Marie; Pande, Rohini (John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 2010)
      A number of development assistance programs promote community interaction as a means of building social capital. Yet, despite strong theoretical underpinnings, the role of repeat interactions in sustaining cooperation has ...
    • Essays at the Intersection of Environment and Development Economics 

      Walker, Elizabeth Ruth (2015-05-11)
      The three essays in this dissertation explore how households in Southern Africa interact with and rely upon environmental resources. The first chapter examines the relationship between irrigation dam placement and local ...
    • Essays in Economic Development and Political Economy 

      Neggers, Yusuf (2016-05-17)
      The three chapters in this dissertation examine aspects of the relationships between transparency, government accountability, and the quality of public services. In the first chapter, I ask how ethnic diversity, or lack ...
    • Essays in the Political Economy of Conflict and Development 

      Acevedo, Maria Cecilia (2015-05-19)
      This dissertation seeks to identify causes and consequences of some of the most complex social phenomena, such as civil conflict and climate change. In the first essay I draw on existing theories of labor coercion (Acemoglu ...
    • Essays on Development Economics 

      Islam, Mahnaz (2015-05-18)
      This dissertation studies agricultural technology adoption, child labor and development. Although adoption of fertilizers has been high in South Asia, farmers may fail to use it efficiently. Besides higher costs incurred ...
    • Essays on Gender, Intra-Household Allocation and Development 

      Sivasankaran, Anitha (2014-06-06)
      This dissertation studies gender, intra-household allocation and development. Industrialization and globalization has expanded opportunities for women in developing countries to work in manufacturing and service sector ...
    • Essays on the Economics of Household Water Access in Developing Countries 

      Meeks, Robyn (2013-02-13)
      This dissertation focuses on the economics of household water access in developing countries. The first paper explores whether improvements in water technology enable changes in household time allocation and, thereby, ...