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  • Essays in Development and Nutrition Economics 

    Park, Seollee (2019-05-30)
    This dissertation contains three essays in development and nutrition. These essays focus on a prevalent health problem in the developing world, undernutrition, which is one of the leading causes of child mortality and leads ...
  • Essays on the Value of Local Public Goods 

    Jerch, Rhiannon Leigh (2019-05-30)
    This dissertation consists of three chapters studying the effects of public goods and public infrastructure investments on urban growth and local government finances. The first chapter estimates, first, how local governments ...
  • Choices and Preferences at the Individual, Household, and Community Levels 

    Gao, Xin (2019-05-30)
    This dissertation consists of three essays that examine choices and preferences at the individual, household and community levels. The first chapter, "Labor Market Outcomes with Heterogeneous Preferences and Search Frictions: ...
  • Essays on Human Capital, Environment, and Development 

    Jagnani, Maulik (2019-05-30)
    This dissertation examines how government policies and natural environment, independently and interactively, influence education outcomes as well as if and how households or individuals adapt to fixed or changing features ...
  • PATHWAYS FROM AGRICULTURE TO NUTRITION IN INDIA: THE ROLE OF WOMEN'S TIME TRADE-OFFS AND EMPOWERMENT 

    Vemireddy, Vidya Sachita Reddy (2019-05-30)
    Agriculture plays a key role in improving nutrition as a significant proportion of the malnourished population lives in rural areas and depends on smallholder agriculture for their sustenance. About 30 percent of the labor ...

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