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Essays on Intergenerational Mobility and Inequality in Economic History
This dissertation explores intergenerational mobility and inequality in the early twentieth century. The first chapter asks whether economic downturns increase or decrease mobility. I estimate the effect of the Great ...
Essays on the Political Economy of Development
This dissertation examines how variation in institutions, such as property rights, and cultural norms, such as trust, affect development in Central America and Central Africa. The first chapter of the dissertation examines ...
Understanding the Process of Economic Development: Essays on Culture and Institutions
This dissertation explores the origins of various institutions and cultural norms and the implications of these institutions and norms for economic development and development policy. In the first paper, I examine how ...