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Convergence hypothesis: The Latin American experience
This dissertation demonstrates conclusively that there is strong convergence on per capita GDP (RGDP) levels among 13 Latin American countries. However, when an extended sample that includes 18 Latin American countries is ...
Competition and efficiency in the European airline industry, 1976-1990
The European Economic Community has "opened the European skies" with its liberalization plan for the airline industry. This plan will expose the heavily protected European airlines to a competitive environment. The cost ...
Moving to a direct tax on consumption: Some transitional issues
The thesis shows two possible ways in which intergenerational redistributions associated with a reform from a comprehensive income tax to a direct consumption tax are affected when the standard models studying this phenomenon ...
Export price behavior of Taiwanese manufactured goods: Theory and evidence
The dissertation develops and solves one static and two dynamic pass-through models to investigate the relative importance of exchange rate appreciation and labor cost increases on export good prices. It is shown that the ...