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    • Appendix to 'Queen Bees and Domestic Violence: Patrilocal Marriage in Tajikistan' 

      Becker, CM; Turaeva, M (Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID), 2016-10-31)
      Appendix to “Queen Bees and Domestic Violence: Patrilocal Marriage in Tajikistan,” available here:
    • Forced Marriage and Birth Outcomes 

      Becker, CM; Mirkasimov, B; Steiner, S (Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID), 2016-04-06)
      We study the impact of bride kidnapping, a peculiar form of marriage practiced in Central Asia, on child birth weight. The search for a suitable mate in a kidnapped marriage is initiated by the groom, and there is typically ...
    • Is high-tech care in a middle-income country worth it?: Evidence from perinatal centres in Russia 

      Nigmatulina, D; Becker, CM (Economics of Transition, 2016-01-01)
      © 2016 The Authors Economics of Transition © 2016 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Published by Blackwell Publishing LtdHow much does a dramatic increase in technology improve healthcare quality in an ...
    • Queen Bees and Domestic Violence: Patrilocal Marriage in Tajikistan 

      Becker, CM; Turaeva, M (Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID), 2016-10-31)
      A longstanding tradition of patrilocal marriage – living with the parents-in-law – affects every generation of Central Asian women and their choices regarding childbearing, employment and education. While anthropological ...
    • Speculative Price Bubbles in the Rice Market and the 1974 Bangladesh Famine 

      Quddus, M; Becker, CM (Journal of Economic Development, 2000-12)
      This paper investigates the role played by speculative price bubbles in destabilizing food markets in Bangladesh during the 1974 famine. The hypothesis of speculative price bubbles in the rice market is tested using weekly ...
    • The Value of Manufactured Housing Communities: A Dual-Ownership Model 

      Becker, CM; Yea, A (Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID) Working Paper, 2015-10-15)
      There are roughly 50,000 manufactured housing communities (MHCs) in the United States, yet there appears to be virtually no academic research on their asset values. Using a detailed, proprietary database provided by Colliers ...
    • The Z-Axis: Elevation Gradient Effects in Urban America 

      Ye, V; Becker, CM (Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID), 2016-06-07)
      This paper presents a comprehensive analysis of hilliness effects in American urban communities. Using data from seventeen cities, robust relationships are established between elevation patterns and density and income gradients. ...