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Essays in health economics
This thesis contains three independent but interrelated articles within the field of health economics. Essentially, I empirically investigate topics related to the functioning of healthcare systems. Below follows a brief ...
Essays in applied econometrics and monetary policy
This thesis contains three independent chapters. The first one is about central bank credibility, where we measure people’s beliefs using survey data on inflation expectations and focus on the 12-month-ahead horizon since ...
Applications of nonlinear stochastic discount factors in performance analysis and tail risk
We propose a new class of performance measures for Hedge Fund (HF) returns based on a family of empirically identi able stochastic discount factors (SDFs). These SDF-based measures incorporate no-arbitrage pricing restrictions ...
Economic and behavioral effects of safety net programs
This thesis contains three independent but interrelated articles. Essentially, in this work, I empirically investigate the economic and behavioral effects of safety net programs. To do so, I use econometrics techniques ...
Essays on economic development and education
This thesis is a collection of three essays in economic development mainly focused on education. In the first two chapters, we study the effects that educational policies may have on a macroeconomic environment where ...
Essays on Education and Labor Economics
Esta tese contém três artigos que investigam problemas relacionados à Economia do Trabalho, Desenvolvimento Econômico e Economia da Educação.
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 ...
Connecting income distribution to market power and debt default with different degrees of inputs substitutability
This dissertation is composed of two articles in applied economics. The first intends to develop a better understanding of how economies’ income distribution relates to pricing decisions of firms with market power. The ...
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 ...
Essays on health economics
Essa tese de doutorado se divide em três artigos. O primeiro artigo tem como objetivo analisar o impacto das restrições ao fumo nos EUA na qualidade dos nascimentos. Por qualidade dos nascimentos entende-se saúde do recém ...