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  • Essays in Empirical Microeconomics 

    Chen, Yujiang (2018-07-20)
    In this thesis, I study the impact of minimum wage policy and city agglomeration on wages and employment in local labour markets. This is an important topic because having a better understanding of the determinants of ...
  • Shades of red and blue: government ideology and sustainable development 

    Aidt, Toke Skovsgaard; Castro, V; Martins, R (Springer, 2018-06-01)
    We study the effect of government ideology on sustainable development, measured as investment in genuine wealth, in a dynamic panel of 79 countries between 1981 and 2013. We find robust and statistically significant evidence ...
  • The golden hello and political transitions 

    Aidt, Toke Skovsgaard; Albornoz, F; Gassebner, M (2018-03-01)
    © 2017. We analyze the influence of IMF and World Bank programs on political regime transitions. We develop an extended version of Acemoglu and Robinson's [American Economic Review 91, 2001] model of political transitions ...
  • Essays on Macroeconomic Dynamics, Credit Intermediation and Financial Stability 

    Rawat, Umang (2018-06-30)
    This dissertation consists of three chapters. In the first chapter, we study the role of financial frictions on the demand side of the economy. In particular, we study the interaction between firm and household credit ...

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