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Essays on Development Economics
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 in Urban Economics and Development
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 ...
Land, Labor and Technology: Essays in Development Economics
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 ...
Essays in the Political Economy of Conflict and Development
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 ...