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Essays on the Dynamic Decisions of Homeowners and Retailers
Urban problems have several features that make them inherently dynamic. Large transaction costs all but guarantee that homeowners will do their best to consider how a neighborhood might change before buying a house. Similarly, ...
The Costs and Benefits of Longitudinal Data: Three Applications from the Mexican Family Life Survey
Longitudinal surveys have revolutionized empirical research and our understanding of the dynamic processes that affect the economic prosperity, health and well-being of the population. This dissertation explores and provides ...
Essays in Economics of Crime
This dissertation consists of three essays in economics of crime. The first chapter examines the relationship between economic inequality and crime, and provides a new theoretical explanation and empirical evidence. Economists ...