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    • Essays in the Economics of Health and Innovation 

      Kao, Jennifer (2019-05-17)
      This dissertation explores three questions at the intersection of health economics and the economics of innovation. The first chapter of this dissertation explores how publicly available scientific information shapes the ...
    • 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 in Urban Economics and Development 

      Chauvin Rodriguez, Juan Pablo (2018-05-13)
      This dissertation comprises three essays at the intersection of Urban and Development Economics. The first chapter explores whether well-known facts about urbanization in the United States also hold in three large developing ...
    • Essays in Water Conservation and Water Quality Programs 

      Baker, Jonathan Early (2017-05-12)
      As growing populations continue to drive demand for water, managers of this fundamental resource face the dual challenge of providing both sufficient and clean supplies. In this dissertation, I undertake two analyses ...
    • 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 Energy Technology Innovation Policy 

      Chan, Gabriel Angelo Sherak (2015-05-16)
      Motivated by global climate change, enhancing innovation systems for energy technologies is seen as one of the largest public policy challenges of the near future. The role of policy in enhancing energy innovation systems ...
    • Essays on Environmental Economics and Industrial Orgnanization 

      Chen, Cuicui (2018-05-02)
      This dissertation comprises three essays on environmental economics and industrial organization. A common theme for the essays is that they draw motivation from the real world and the theory literature to study individual ...
    • Essays on Industry Response to Energy and Environmental Policy 

      Sweeney, Richard Leonard (2015-05-17)
      This dissertation consists of three essays on the relationship between firm incentives and energy and environmental policy outcomes. Chapters 1 and 2 study the impact of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments on the United ...
    • Essays on Judgment and Decision Making 

      DeWees, Bradley R. (2019-05-16)
      Judgment and choice under uncertainty does not occur in a vacuum—instead, it occurs amidst a rich web of social and contextual cues that profoundly shape how individuals navigate their worlds. Each of the essays in this ...
    • Essays on Labor Markets in Developing Countries 

      Abel, Simon Martin (2017-05-05)
      Labor market frictions are particularly prevalent in developing countries. My dissertation documents the extent of various market frictions, investigates its economic consequences, and tests interventions aimed at addressing ...
    • Essays on Structural Transformation and Trade 

      Xu, Lisa (2018-09-19)
      This dissertation examines the dynamics of structural transformation and employment structure in developing countries, the impact of trade liberalization on these dynamics, and, finally, the empirical methods used to ...
    • Essays on Technology in Education 

      Yardley, Joshua (2019-05-21)
      The three essays in this dissertation investigate the ways in which technology may affect a student’s academic performance or learning process. Each essay considers a different technology currently used in education. The ...
    • Essays on the Economics of Education 

      Cohodes, Sarah Rose (2015-05-12)
      This dissertation includes three essays in the field of economics of education. The first essay provides estimates of the long-run impacts of tracking high-achieving students using data from a Boston Public Schools (BPS) ...
    • Ethnic Cleansing as Military Strategy: Lessons From Lebanon, 1975-1990 

      Hagerdal, Nils (2016-05-12)
      The Lebanese civil war of 1975-1990 is widely viewed as a canonical example of ethnic cleansing where violence separated a previously intermixed country into Christian and Muslim enclaves. In contrast, I introduce new data ...
    • Field Experiments in Behavioral and Public Economics 

      Bhanot, Syon Pandya (2015-05-11)
      The three essays in this dissertation present field experiments exploring phenomena in behavioral and public economics in real-world settings. The first essay outlines a field experiment that uses mailers with peer rank ...
    • Land, Labor and Technology: Essays in Development Economics 

      Fernando, Asanga Nilesh (2015-05-17)
      Many of the world's rural poor make a living from agriculture. Consequently, the productivity of agriculture and non-agricultural employment opportunities are important determinants of rural poverty and the subject matter ...
    • Navigating by Judgment: Organizational Structure, Autonomy, and Country Context in Delivering Foreign Aid 

      Honig, Daniel (2015-05-11)
      This dissertation examines when initiatives by International Development Organizations (IDOs) are more, and less, successful. The core argument is that allowing field-level agents to drive initiatives – what I call ...
    • Oil and Water: Essays on the Economics of Natural Resource Usage 

      Stolper, Samuel (2016-05-24)
      As the developing world continues its pace of rapid growth and the threat of climate change intensifies, the economics of natural resource usage become increasingly important. From the perspective of both economic efficiency ...
    • Participation, Power and Preferences in International Development 

      Grillos, Tara (2015-09-28)
      Participatory development is widely touted as the remedy for ineffective and disempowering top-down development models of the past. However, participation can take many different forms, so an important open question for ...
    • State Strategies Under Global Rules: Chinese Industrial Policy in the WTO Era 

      Tan, Yeling (2017-06-28)
      This dissertation examines the strategies that various actors within the Chinese state adopted in response to World Trade Organization (WTO) rules demanding far-reaching modifications to China's domestic policies and ...