• Essays on the Economics of Language and Language Policy 

      Armstrong, Alexander (2013-06-07)
      This thesis concerns the economic dimensions of second language knowledge and acquisition and the economic implications of language policies. The value of the ability to speak and understand a second language depends on ...
    • Three Essays in Empirical Public Economics 

      Khan, Adnan (2014-11-27)
      This dissertation explores three questions in empirical public economics: we investigate the impact of social networks on labour market outcomes in the first essay; we explore the determinants of volunteering behaviour and ...
    • Three Essays on Networks and Public Economics 

      Bouchard St Amant, Pier-André (2013-10-15)
      This thesis is a collection of three essays. The first two study how ideas spread through a network of individuals, and how it an advertiser can exploit it. In the model I develop, users choose their sources of information ...