Content: Global student dissertations and literature reviews.
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In the first chapter, I explore whether features derived from high resolution satellite images of Sri Lanka are able to predict poverty or income at local areas.The second chapter investigates the effects of preferential trade programs such as the U.S. African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) on the direction of African countries’ exports. In the third chapter I apply three model selection methods—Lasso regularized regression, Bayesian Model Averaging, and Extreme Bound Analysis—to candidate variables in a gravity models of trade. Author: Jonathan S. Hersh, Boston University
This study focused on one of the socio-economic problems Guinea related to the high currency devaluation that creates frequent labor strikes, which consequently affect the overall economy, and the price of the currency again. Author: Mamadi Kourouma, Northcentral University
In the first two chapters of this dissertation, I study both empirically and theoretically how a specific type of uncertainty, exchange rate uncertainty, interacts with financial frictions to affect the behavior of exporting firms. Author: Domonique Brabant, Boston College
The dissertation consists of two essays. The first considers product entry as a channel for business cycle propagation. The second essay focuses on the entry behavior of new exporting firms. Author: Laurien E. Gilbert, University of Michigan
My dissertation is composed of three essays studying the macroeconomic consequences of financial crises and sovereign default crises. In particular, I study mechanisms by which, during an economic crises, financial markets influence economic activity. Author: Diogo Sampaio Lima, Indiana University
This quantitative study investigated the relationship between international migrant remittances, foreign direct investment and the level of competitiveness for Jamaica and Haiti and the economic growth of these countries. Author: Anne-Marie S. Persaud-Ready, Northcentral University
This thesis builds upon recent developments in the areas of international economics, econometrics and computational statistics, to provide a robust framework for specifying, modelling and forecasting real exchange rates. Author: Efthymios Pavlidis, Lancaster University
This dissertation aims to study the impoverishing effect of high levels of out-of-pocket (OOP) payments in the health sector, referred to as catastrophic health expenditure (CHE), and investigates the impact of exchange rate pass-through (ERPT) on both the microeconomic and macroeconomic indicators of a country. Author: Amin Shoja, Florida International University