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Essays on the taxation of capital income
This dissertation consists of three essays on the taxation of capital income. The first essay examines the effects of the interactions of home and host country tax provisions on capital investment decisions by a U.S. ...
Essays in economic growth: Catching up and leaping ahead
I formalize growth ideas that go beyond rates of factor accumulation to also include the fact that countries may differ in technology and institutions. The first essay explores the empirical finding that cross-country ...
Productivity in the U.S. interstate natural gas transmission industry under the Natural Gas Policy Act of 1978
This dissertation assesses the impact of the 1978 NGPA on the production technology and cost structure of the U.S. interstate natural gas transmission industry, based on a newly constructed panel of twenty-four major ...
Regionalizing France: Decentralization or trompe l'oeil?
The impact of French decentralization reforms undertaken in the early 1980s is examined. The study presents institutional, cultural, partisan, and policy models to explain economic performance changes across twenty-one ...
AN ASSESSMENT OF WORLD WAR II'S IMPACT ON FEMALE EMPLOYMENT: A STUDY OF THE DECADE 1940-1950
This study challenges the use of the gross increase in female participation rate--prewar to postwar--as the sole indicator of changes in women's employment. It is hypothesized that the utilization of aggregate participation ...