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Essays on growth, structural transformation and education
This thesis contains three chapters. The first chapter studies the emergence of slums as a common feature in a country's path towards urbanization, structural transformation and development. Based on salient micro and macro ...
Essays on multi-country economic growth and sectoral total factor productivity
Nesta tese, oferecemos uma abordagem alternativa - e talvez mais apropriada - para a estimação da produtividade total dos fatores (PTF) setorial. Nossa economia artificial utiliza insumos produzidos por diferentes setores ...
Institutions and export dynamics
We study how contract enforcement and export experience shape firm export dynamics in an environment with incomplete information. We show that exporters start with higher volumes and sell for longer periods in countries ...