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Three Essays on Economic Development in the Natural Resources Sector
This thesis examines two ongoing development projects that received financial support from international development organizations, and an alternative mining tax proposed by the academia. Chapter 2 explores the impact ...
Essays on Firm Heterogeneity with Empirical Applications in Economic History and Agricultural Economics
This thesis uses models of firm-heterogeneity to complete empirical analyses in economic history and agricultural economics. In Chapter 2, a theoretical model of firm heterogeneity is used to derive a statistic that ...
Essays in dynamic optimal taxation: working experience, unemployment scarring and poverty
This thesis investigates the design of optimal tax systems in dynamic environments. The first essay characterizes the optimal tax system where wages depend on stochastic shocks and work experience. In addition to redistributive ...
International Capital Flows and Monetary Policy Spillovers
This dissertation examines the drivers and implications of international capital flows. The overarching motivation is the observation that countries not at the centre of global financial markets are subject to considerable ...