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 1984

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Externalities, Heterogeneity and the Optimal Distribution of Public Programs: Child Health Family Planning Interventions, Mark Rosenzweig and Kenneth I. Wolpin

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Migration Selectivity and the Effects of Government Programs, Mark Rosenzweig and Kenneth I. Wolpin

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The Incidence of Market-Stabilizing Price Support Schemes, Brian D. Wright and Jeffery Williams

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Heterogeneity, Intrafamily Distribution and Child Health, Mark Rosenzweig and Kenneth I. Wolpin

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Import Demand Functions Revisited, Jorge Requena Blanco

The Demand for and Supply of Births: Fertility and Its Life-Cycle Consequences, Mark Rosenzweig and T. Paul Schultz

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Studying the Impact of Household Economic and Community Variables on Child Mortality,, T. Paul Schultz

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Agricultural Expansion and Forest Depletion in Thailand, 1900-1975, David Feeny

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The Development of Property Rights in Land: A Comparative Study, David Feeny

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Does Better Nutrition Raise Farm Productivity?, John Strauss

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The Effects of Price Uncertainty on the Factor Choices of the Competitive Firm, Brian Wright

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Two Estimation Methods for a Lifetime Discrete Choice Model under Uncertainty, Zvi Eckstein and Kenneth I. Wolpin

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Analyzing an Agricultural Marketing Quota, Richard R. Barichello

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An Overview of Agricultural Household Models: Empirical Applications, John Strauss

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An Overview of Agricultural Household Models: Theory, John Strauss

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Asymmetries of Information and LDC Borrowing with Sovereign Risk, Kenneth Kletzer

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Time Diary Surveys: What Can We Learn from Them?, Leslie A. Lauferm and Wim P. M. Vijverberg

Papers from 1983

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Demand for Child Health and Fertility in Rural India, Leslie A. Laufer

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Growth Epochs and Compensatory Fiscal Policy, Alpha C. Chiang and John C. H. Fei

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Optimal Trade and Industrial Policy Under Oligopoly, Jonathan Eaton and Gene M. Grossman

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Production Functions with Factor Oriented Scale Sensitivity, John C. H. Fei, Chu-Ping Vijverberg, and Wim P. M. Vijverberg

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The Schooling and Health of Children of U.S. Immigrants and Natives, T. Paul Schultz

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Heterogeneity of Family and Hired Labor in Agriculture: A Test Using Farm-level Data from India and Malaysia, Anil Deolalikar and Wim Vijverberg

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Migrant Behavior and the Effects of Regional Prices: Aspects of Migrant Selection in Columbia, T. Paul Schultz

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Investing in Agricultural Supply, M. Ann Judd, James K. Boyce, and Robert E. Evenson

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Good-Bye Financial Repression, Hello Financial Crash, Carlos F. Diaz-Alejandro

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Fertility Choice in a Growth Model with Land: Malthus Reconsidered, Zvi Eckstein, Steven Stern, and Kenneth Wolpin

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The Dynamics of Agricultural Supply: A Reconsideration, Zvi Eckstein

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The U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve: An Analytic Framework, Jonathan Eaton and Zvi Eckstein

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Anti-Hoarding Laws: A Stock Condemnation Re-Assayed, Brian Wright and Jeffrey Williams

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A Review of Caldwell’s Theory of Fertility Decline, T. Paul Schultz

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Consumer Demand and Household Production: Relationship Between Fertility and Child Mortality, Mark Rosenzweig and T. Paul Schultz

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Estimating a Household Production Function: Heterogeneity, the Demand for Health Inputs and Their Effects on Birthweight, Mark Rosenzweig and T. Paul Schultz

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Typology in Development Theory: Retrospective and Prospects, Gustav Ranis

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Devaluation: A Critical Appraisal of IMF’s Policy Prescriptions, Louka T. Katseli

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Federalism, Reapportionment and Innovation: The Case of Agricultural Research and Extension, Susan Rose-Ackerman and Robert Evenson

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Product Line Rivalry, Jonathan Eaton and James Brander

Papers from 1982

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Growth and Capital Wealth Concentration, John C. H. Fei and Chu-Ping Vijverberg

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Philippine Private Domestic Commercial Banking, 1946- 1980, in Light of Japanese Historical Experience, Hugh T. Patrick and Honorata Moreno

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Price, Markets and the Chinese Peasant, Nicholas Lardy

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Some Financial Issues in the North, in the South, and in Between, Carlos F. Diaz-Alejandro

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Unbiased Estimates of the Wage Equation When Individuals Choose Among Income-Earning Activities, Wil Vijverberg

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An Estimable Dynamic Stochastic Model of Fertility and Child Mortality, Kenneth Wolpin

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Determinants and Consequences of Indigenous Technological Activity, Gustav Ranis

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Oligopolistic Competition, Product Variety and Entry Deterrence, Jonathan Eaton and Henry K. Kierzkowsk

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A Comparison of Economic Models and Empirical Results for Female Labor Force Participation in Japan and the United States, M. Anne Hill

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Climate Variations and the Population Distribution in LDC’s, Jennifer Roback

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Cross-Sectional Methods for Estimating the Replacement of Infant Deaths, Randall Olsen

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Endogenous Fertility in an Overlapping Generations Growth Model, Zvi Eckstein and Kenneth Wolpin

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Exchange Rate Flexibility and Intervention Policy in the Philippines, 1973-1981, Filologo Pante Jr.

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Fertility and Savings in a Two-Period Household Model: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis, Anil Deolalikar

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Incorporating the Distribution of Income and the Duration of Life into a Measure of Economic Growth: Some New Suggestions, Jacques Silber

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International Invention: Implications for Technology Market Analysis, Robert Evenson

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Optimal and Time Consistent Exchange Rate Management in an Overlapping Generations Economy, Jonathan Eaton

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Technology Production and Technology Purchase in Indian Industry: An Econometric Analysis, Anil Deolalikar and Robert Evenson

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Farm Household Production: Demand for Wife’s Labor, Capital Services and the Capital-Labor Ratio, Wallace Huffman and Mark D. Lange

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Short Run Fluctuations in Fertility and Mortality in Preindustrial Sweden, Zvi Eckstein, T. Paul Schultz, and Kenneth Wolpin

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The Heterogeneity of Family and Hired Labor in Agricultural Production: A Test Using District- Level Data fromIndia, Anil Deolalikar and Wim Vijverberg

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Uncertain Lifetime and the Welfare Enhancing Properties of Annuity Markets and Social Security, Zvi Eckstein, Martin Eichenbaum, and Dan Peled

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Latin America in the 1930s, Carlos F. Diaz-Alejandro

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Life Under Pressure: Questions for a Comparative History of Economy and Demography in France and England, 1670-1870, David R. Weir

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Real Exchange Rates in the 1970s, Louka T. Katseli

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Taxation and Corporate Dividend Behaviour in India, J. V. M. Sarma

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Taxation and Dividends in India: A Review (1974-1977), J. V. M. Sarma

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Country Risk: Economic Aspects, Jonathan Eaton and Mark Gersovitz

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On Immiserizing Transfers and Immiserizing Growth, T. N. Srinivasan

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Wage-Price Behavior Under External Price Shocks and Productivity Slowdown: A U.S.-Japan Comparison, Ching-yuan Lin

International Factor Movements, Commodity Trade and Commercial Policy, T. N. Srinivasan

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Japanese Financial Development in Historical Perspective, 1968-1980, Hugh T. Patrick

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Discrete Choices in a Continuous Time Model: Lifecycle Time Allocation and Fertility Decisions, Wim Vijverberg

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Japanese Direct Foreign Investment: Studies on Its Growth in the 1970’s, Makoto Sakurai

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The 1940s in Latin America, Carlos F. Diaz-Alejandro

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Wage Growth, Family Labor Supply and the Distribution of Potential Family Earnings, David M. Blau

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A Theory of Expropriation and Deviations from Perfect Capital Mobility, Jonathan Eaton and Mark Gersovitz

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No Less Than One Hundred Years of Argentine Economic History, Plus Some Comparisons, Carlos F. Diaz-Alejandro

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Trade, Development and Factor Movements, T. N. Srinivasan