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The Effects of Social Security Reforms on Health, Leisure, and Consumption Decisions
Due to demographic changes and policy changes over the years, the Social Security system is being pushed towards bankruptcy. Reform of the system is necessary. Many papers have studied the effect of Social Security reform ...
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 ...
Three essays on technological progress and international trade
The thesis is divided into three essays. In the first essay, a two-by-two model is formulated in which changes in price are caused by technological progress that takes place in one sector. It is found that the factor used ...
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 ...
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. ...