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Essays on wealth distribution and tax reform
The first essay applies a panel approach to investigate household wealth accumulation and distribution across lifetime income groups for all existing cohorts. Differentiating lifetime income groups with self-reported wages ...
Productivity and measurement issues: An application to Brazilian agriculture
This dissertation examines measurement problems caused by imperfect data and productivity issues in a microeconometric framework. The empirical work is done on a panel of 384 farmers in the Zona da Mata region of Minas ...
Essays in applied economics
This dissertation consists of two empirical papers that investigate the return to education in Jamaica and the effect of federal assistance on state spending on Old Age Assistance. Paper one investigates the wage determination ...
The Electoral Cost of Coalition Governance and Elites' Behavior in Parliamentary Democracies
This dissertation examines the interaction between voters and party elites in parliamentary democracies, particularly those with multiparty governments. In the first half of the dissertation I focus on individual party ...
On the dynamic decision to participate in crime
Our research examines the decision to participate in crime using a dynamic model of individual choice under uncertainty. The motivation for studying this decision in a dynamic framework is twofold. First, it allows us to ...