The broad objectives of theoretical and empirical research at the Economic Growth Center are to understand the process of economic development and growth as well as the associated changes in economic structure. In particular, an understanding of how policies affect that process is necessary for suggesting policies for promoting development. The research is founded on relevant economic theory (micro and macro) and econometric tools. Empirical studies rely on cross-sectional and intertemporal data on micro decision-making units, such as individuals and households, and aggregates, such as nations, interpreted within suitable economic, demographic, and social frameworks. An increasing share of the research involves the study of the behavior of persons, households, and firms, as revealed in sample surveys, and applies the tools of microeconomic theory and associated statistical tools. EGC Discussion Papers report the results of the research efforts of Center members.

EGC faculty, visiting research faculty associated with the EGC and Ph.D. students on the job market wishing to submit a paper to the series should email a completed submission form with the paper to egc[at]yale.edu.

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Papers from 2004

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Consumption Smoothing? Livestock, Insurance and Drought in Rural Burkina Faso, Harounan Kazianga and Christopher Udry

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Motives for Private Transfers in Burkina Faso, Harounan Kazianga

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Structural Change in Russian Transition, Paul R. Gregory and Valery Lazarev

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Effective Labor Regulation and Microeconomic Flexibility, Ricardo J. Caballero, Kevin N. Cowan, Eduardo M.R.A. Engel, and Alejandro Micco

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Female Household-Headship in Rural Bangladesh: Incidence, Determinants and Impact on Children’s Schooling, Shareen Joshi

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Arthur Lewis’ Contribution to Development Thinking and Policy, Gustav Ranis

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Schooling Returns for Wage Earners in Burkina Faso: Evidence from the 1994 and 1998 National Surveys, Harounan Kazianga

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Intra-Household Redistribution of Income and Calorie Consumption in South-Western Nigeria, Adebayo Aromolaran

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Testing for A Supply Constraint to Fertility: Interpreting the Up to God Response to the Survey Question on Desired Family Size, Nistha Sinha

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Human Development and Economic Growth, Gustav Ranis

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Residential Segregation in General Equilibrium, Patrick Bayer, Robert McMillan, and Kim Rueben

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Social Networks in Ghana, Christopher R. Udry and Timothy G. Conley

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The Evolution of Development Thinking: Theory and Policy, Gustav Ranis

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Microeconomic Flexibility in Latin America, Ricardo J. Caballero, Eduardo M.R.A. Engel, and Alejandro Micco

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Political Rents, Promotion Incentives and Support for a Non-Democratic Regime, Valery Lazarev

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The Determinants of the Global Digital Divide: A Cross-Country Analysis of Computer and Internet Penetration, Menzie D. Chinn and Robert W. Fairlie

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Three Strikes and You’re Out: Reply to Cooper and Willis, Ricardo J. Caballero and Eduardo M.R.A. Engel

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Female Schooling, Non-Market Productivity, and Labor Market Participation in Nigeria, Adebayo B. Aromolaran

Papers from 2003

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Do Family Caps Reduce Out-of-Wedlock Births? Evidence from Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, New Jersey and Virginia, Wendy Tanisha Dyer and Robert W. Fairlie

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Evidence of Returns to Schooling in Africa From Household Surveys: Monitoring and Restructuring the Market for Education, T. Paul Schultz

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Foreign Exchange Controls, Fiscal and Monetary Policy, and the Black Market Premium, Mohsen Fardmanesh and Seymour Douglas

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GMOs: Prospects for Increased Crop Productivity in Developing Countries, Robert E. Evenson

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Paths to Success: The Relationship Between Human Development and Economic Growth, Michael Boozer, Gustav Ranis, Francis Stewart, and Tavneet Suri

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An Extension of the Blinder-Oaxaca Decomposition Technique to Logit and Probit Models, Robert W. Fairlie

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A Unified Framework for Measuring Preferences for Schools and Neighborhoods, Patrick Bayer, Fernando Ferreira, and Robert McMillan

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Families, Human Capital, and Small Business: Evidence from the Characteristics of Business Owners Survey, Robert W. Fairlie and Alicia Robb

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Is Dualism Worth Revisiting?, Gustav Ranis

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Two Statistical Problems in the Princeton Project on the European Fertility Transition, John C. Brown and Timothy W. Guinnane

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Wage Rentals for Reproducible Human Capital: Evidence from Ghana and the Ivory Coast, T. Paul Schultz

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Adjustment is Much Slower Than You Think, Ricardo J. Caballero and Eduardo M.R.A. Engel

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An Equilibrium Model of Sorting in an Urban Housing Market: The Causes and Consequences of Residential Segregation, Patrick Bayer, Robert McMillan, and Kim Rueben

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A Note on the Equilibrium Properties of Locational Sorting Models, Patrick Bayer and Christopher Timmins

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Building Criminal Capital Behind Bars: Social Learning in Juvenile Corrections, Patrick Bayer, Randi Pintoff, and David E. Pozen

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Could Higher Taxes Increase the Long-Run Demand for Capital?: Theory and Evidence for Chile, Álvaro Bustos, Eduardo Engel, and Alexander Galetovic

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Estimating Equilibrium Models of Sorting Across Locations, Patrick Bayer and Christopher Timmins

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Fertility, Child Work and Schooling Consequences of Family Planning Programs: Evidence from an Experiment in Rural Bangladesh, Nistha Sinha

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Privatizing Highways in Latin America: Is It Possible to Fix What Went Wrong?, Eduardo Engel, Ronald Fischer, and Alexander Galetovic

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The Effectiveness of Juvenile Correctional Facilities: Public Versus Private Management, Patrick Bayer and David E. Pozen

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What Drives RaciBring some thing simple then you will eaal Segregation? New Evidence Using Census Microdata, Patrick Bayer, Robert McMillan, and Kim Rueben

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Child Labor, Christopher Udry

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Intrahousehold Resource Allocation in Côte D’Ivoire: Social Norms, Separate Accounts and Consumption Choices, Esther Duflo and Christopher Udry

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Buying Fields and Marrying Daughters: An Empirical Analysis of Rosca Auctions in a South Indian Village, Stefan Klonner

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Human Capital, Schooling and Health Returns, T. Paul Schultz

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Human Resources in China: The Birth Quota, Returns to Schooling, and Migration, T. Paul Schultz

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China’s Capital and Productivity Measurement Using Financial Resources, Kui-Wai Li

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Non-Tariff Barriers as a Test of Political Economy Theories, Philip I. Levy

Papers from 2001

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Fertility in South Dublin a Century Ago: A First Look, Timothy W. Guinnane, Carolyn Moehling, and Cormac Ó Gráda

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Sources of Machine-Tool Industry Leadership in the 1990s: Overlooked Intrafirm Factors, Hiroyuki Chuma

Why Governments Should Invest More to Educate Girls, T. Paul Schultz

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Delegated Monitors, Large and Small: The Development of Germany’s Banking System, 1800-1914, Timothy W. Guinnane

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School Subsidies for the Poor: Evaluating the Mexican Progresa Poverty Program, T. Paul Schultz

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The Fertility Transition: Economic Explanations, T. Paul Schultz

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Does Intellectual Property Protection Spur Technological Change?, Sunil Kanwar and Robert Evenson

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India’s Reform of External Sector Policies and Future Multilateral Trade Negotiations, T.N. Srinivasan

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Inside the ‘Black Box’ of Project STAR: Estimation of Peer Effects Using Experimental Data, Michael A. Boozer and Stephen E. Cacciola

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A ‘Friend and Advisor’: Management, Auditors, and Confidence in Germany’s Credit Cooperatives, 1889-1914, Timothy W. Guinnane

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Consumption Growth in a Booming Economy: Taiwan 1976-96, David J. Mckenzie

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Decentralization in Argentina, Nadir Habibi, Cindy Huang, Diego Miranda, and Victoria Murillo

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Group Behavior and Development: A Comparison of Farmers’ Organisations in South Korea and Taiwan, Larry Burmeister, Gustav Ranis, and Michael Wang

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Growth and Human Development: Comparative Latin American Experience, Gustav Ranis and Frances Stewart

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Mortality in the North Dublin Union During the Great Famine, Timothy W. Guinnane and Cormac Ó Gráda

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The Effects of Class Size on the Long Run Growth in Reading Abilities and Early Adult Outcomes in the Christchurch Health and Development Study, Michael A. Boozer and Tim Maloney

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Correlation Analysis of Financial Contagion: What One Should Know Before Running a Test, Giancarlo Corsetti, Marcello Pericoli, and Massimo Sbracia

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The Fertility Transition in Bavaria, John C. Brown and Timothy W. Guinnane