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    • Dynamic Models of Human Capital Accumulation 

      Ransom, Tyler (2015)
      This dissertation consists of three separate essays that use dynamic models to better understand the human capital accumulation process. First, I analyze the role of migration in human capital accumulation and how migration ...
    • Economic and Demographic Effects of Infrastructure Reconstruction After a Natural Disaster 

      Laurito, Maria Marta (2018)
      In this dissertation I study the long-term effects of post-disaster reconstruction of infrastructure on economic and demographic outcomes. The effects on individuals and communities that result from shocks to existing ...
    • Essays in Development Economics 

      Sayers, Rachel (2020)
      This dissertation considers the role gender plays in labor markets, household decision-making, and health in sub-Saharan Africa.The first chapter considers the impact of fast Internet access on employment outcomes and household ...
    • Essays in Development Economics: Health and Human Capital through the Life Course 

      Turrini, Gina (2018)
      This dissertation presents three essays on topics in development economics. Drawing on rich longitudinal data as well as measures of cognitive skills adapted from cognitive neuroscience, the chapters focus on health and ...
    • Essays in Empirical Development Economics 

      Subramanian, Nivedhitha (2020)
      Social norms can play an important role in economic decision-making. Individuals face costs if they deviate from cultural norms in their families or communities, and firms seek to preserve reputation in order to bolster ...
    • Essays in Family Economics 

      Koegel, Kate Maxwell (2019)
      This dissertation considers how families affect economic decisions across two different settings. In Chapters 2 and 3, I use data from Indonesia to understand the role that flexibility plays in job choice for women and how ...
    • Essays in Job Mobility 

      Gyetvai, Attila (2021)
      This dissertation explores three aspects of job mobility in three essays.The first essay, "Job Mobility Within and Across Occupations," assesses the impact of occupational mobility on life cycle wage inequality. I develop ...
    • Essays in Labor Economics: Effects of Immigration Policy on Vulnerable Populations 

      Grittner, Amanda Melina (2020)
      This dissertation studies three questions in labor economics centering around immigration policy and its effects on vulnerable populations. I use administrative data from the United States (U.S.) and Germany to address these ...
    • Essays in the Economics of Education 

      Clark, Brian Christopher (2016)
      This dissertation is comprised of three essays in the economics of education. In the first essay, I examine how college students' major choice and major switching behavior responds to major-specific labor market shocks. ...
    • Essays on Entrepreneurship and Local Labor Markets 

      Gupta, Rahul Raj (2020)
      This dissertation explores the relationship between external shocks local labor markets and entrepreneurship. The first and main essay investigates the effects of a large firm's geographical expansion (anchor firm) on local ...