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  • Empirical Essays in Economic Geography 

    AGNEW, KERRI (Trinity College Dublin. School of Social Sciences & Philosophy. Discipline of Economics, 2019)
    This thesis consists of three papers that belong to the field of Economic Geography. All three papers exploit spatial and temporal variation in variables in order to shed light on economic questions. The first paper provides ...
  • Empirical essays in fiscal policy 

    Calò, Silvia (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2013)
    The core of this thesis consists of three chapters. In the first chapter we introduce fiscal policy of trading partners in the study of the effect of fiscal policy on the domestic growth rate. The effects of economic ...
  • Empirical essays in international macroeconomics 

    Bénétrix, Agustín S. (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2009)
    This thesis is composed of three essays. The first one examines cases in which there is a large shift in a country's net foreign asset position due to the re-valuation of its foreign assets and / or foreign liabilities. ...
  • Empirical essays in international macroeconomics 

    McQuade, Peter Edward (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2011)
    This thesis is composed of three essays. The first paper examines private credit growth in Europe between 1999 and 2007. The results highlight the importance of external liabilities in facilitating the credit boom. Although ...
  • Equity in Irish health care financing 

    Smith, Samantha, 1975- (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2008)
    Equity is a central principle in Irish health policy and there is increasing political interest in altering the health financing structures in order to improve equity in the system. However, investigations of equity in ...
  • Essays in applied microeconomics : smart networks and behaviour of households and firms 

    McCoy, Daire (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2016)
    This dissertation explores a number of aspects related to the roll-out of network infrastructure. The focus is on the integration of electricity networks and ICT, and the interaction of these technologies with the behaviour ...
  • Essays in applied microeconomics and development: an examination of micro, small and medium enterprises in Vietnam 

    Newman, Carol; Grattan Scholarship (Trinity College Dublin. School of Social Sciences & Philosophy. Discipline of Economics, 2018)
    This thesis contains three essays that analyse and provide insight into the topics of social capital and political connections, access to finance and domestic exporting spillovers. For each topic, this thesis considers ...
  • Essays in applied microeconomics. Research collaboration and dissemination in economics 

    KULD, LUKAS VALENTIN (Trinity College Dublin. School of Social Sciences & Philosophy. Discipline of Economics, 2018)
    This dissertation studies the production and dissemination of economic research in three essays. The chapters explore data on economic research articles and their authors to study, first, the effect of national borders ...
  • Essays in applied time series econometric methodology : the role of random field regression 

    O'Brien, Edward J. (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2007)
    This thesis is a collection of essays in applied time series econometrics, focusing particularly on the role of random field regression. The thesis is introduced in Chapter 1, which discusses the motivation for the thesis ...
  • Essays in cross-border asset allocation 

    Mehigan, Caroline (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2015)
    The core of this thesis consists of three papers. Although independent, a common theme in each of the papers is the bilateral variation of cross border positions across countries, sectors and banks during the recent boom ...
  • Essays in Development and Behavioural Economics 

    SINGH, ANUJ PRATAP (Trinity College Dublin. School of Social Sciences & Philosophy. Discipline of Economics, 2019)
    The core of this thesis consists of three chapters. Although on distinct topics, these chapters relate to vulnerability and financial decision making of households in Rwanda, Viet Nam and Ireland. Chapter 2 investigates ...
  • Essays in Development and Behavioural Economics 

    SINGH, ANUJ PRATAP (Trinity College Dublin. School of Social Sciences & Philosophy. Discipline of Economics, 2019)
    The core of this thesis consists of three chapters. Although on distinct topics, these chapters relate to vulnerability and financial decision making of households in Rwanda, Viet Nam and Ireland. Chapter 2 investigates ...
  • Essays in development economics 

    Talbot, Theodore Purnendu Blaquière (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2012)
    This thesis is motivated by research questions faced by policy makers in developing country governments and donor agencies. In particular, it deals with the appropriate measurement of foreign aid and its possibly pernicious ...
  • Essays in Development Economics, International Trade and Industrial Organisation 

    KLYMAK, MARGARYTA (Trinity College Dublin. School of Social Sciences & Philosophy. Discipline of Economics, 2019)
    This thesis examines questions in the areas of development economics, international trade and industrial organisation in both empirical and theoretical settings. It consists of an introduction, two empirical research ...
  • Essays in Development Economics. The impact of investment promotion on attracting foreign direct investment in developing countries 

    LE, VAN THI HAI (Trinity College Dublin. School of Social Sciences & Philosophy. Discipline of Economics, 2018)
    The importance of foreign direct investment (FDI) in economic development is increasingly acknowledged. FDI not only brings additional capital to the host economy, but foreign-invested enterprises also play a part in the ...
  • Essays in developmental economics: The role of information and access to financial services in changing financial and employment behaviour and the resulting impact on household welfare 

    BEDI, TARA (Trinity College Dublin. School of Social Sciences & Philosophy. Discipline of Economics, 2018)
    This thesis contains three essays that analyse the financial access and information awareness constraints faced by individuals and household in developing countries for managing income uncertainty and income shocks. The ...
  • Essays in economic policy analysis using simulation 

    Boysen, Ole (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2009)
    Economic simulation approaches still receive little recognition in the mainstream economic community. On the one hand, this is due to the non-conformity of simulations with the traditional economic paradigm which relies ...
  • Essays in economics 

    McGuinness, Anne (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2011)
    This Ph.D thesis examines the following societal issues: the shortfall in Irish pension funding, households' decisions to provide for retirement, households' decision to own a home, and total factor productivity convergence ...
  • Essays in economics : the International Monetary Fund - history, institutional and legal structures, ethics, epistemology, International Law and the International Monetary Fund and Charles Davenant and the Great Recoinage of 1696 

    Larkin, Charles J. (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2008)
    This work is an exploration of the epistemology of economics which aims to analyse some of the wider teleological and ontological questions that arise from that investigation. This exploration is facilitated by the focus ...
  • Essays in financial economics 

    BERGANT, KATHARINA (Trinity College Dublin. School of Social Sciences & Philosophy. Discipline of Economics, 2019)
    This thesis comprises five papers in Financial Economics. The first part contains three essays in International Finance followed by two essays in Empirical Banking. The International Finance chapter focuses on the determinants ...