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  • Essays in development economics: the role of property rights on labour supply and land markets 

    AYALA-CANTU, LUCIANO (Trinity College Dublin. School of Social Sciences & Philosophy. Discipline of Economics, 2020)
    The process of economic development requires that an economy moves from an agriculture-intensive setting to a more industrialized situation. It is then essential that agricultural productivity increases and shifts to a ...
  • 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 History 

    VARDANYAN, GAYANE (Trinity College Dublin. School of Social Sciences & Philosophy. Discipline of Economics, 2020)
    This dissertation addresses questions in the areas of economic history and economics of migration. It consists of introduction, literature review, three empirical research chapters on Irish Migration to the United States ...
  • 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 ...
  • Essays in intenational macroeconomics 

    Velic, Adnan (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2014)
    This thesis comprises three essays on topics in international macroeconomics. In particular, the research conducted in this thesis focuses on the dynamics of real exchange rates and external imbalances, and is predominantly ...
  • Essays in international macroeconomics 

    Galstyan, Vahagn (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2007)
    This dissertation is a collection of three separate essays in the area of international macroeconomics. How does the history of a variable matter for its current state? Do current account reversals affect the persistence ...
  • Essays in International Macroeconomics 

    ALLEN, CIAN (Trinity College Dublin. School of Social Sciences & Philosophy. Discipline of Economics, 2019)
    This dissertation consists of three essays in international macroeconomics. It lies at the intersection of balance of payments analysis and sectoral financial analysis. In particular, it makes use of newly available financial ...
  • Essays in macroeconomic theory 

    Gurdgiev, Constantin T. (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2005)
    This thesis is a collection of essays on macroeconomic theory, broadly consisting of two topics. The first topic, covering Chapters 1-2, deals with the issues of repudiation risk and limited liability. The second topic ...
  • Essays in option pricing 

    Delaney, Laura (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2012)
    In this thesis I explore option valuation from a theoretical standpoint and also from an empirical perspective. In particular, I address the issue of irreversible decision making under uncertainty (real options) applied ...
  • Essays in quantitative economic history 

    McDonagh, John M. N. (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2014)
    The thesis explores three historical questions using novel datasets and the most up to date econometric methods available. The thesis is motivated by the growing success of economic history in addressing a range of issues ...
  • Essays on applied microeconomics and development income risk, income shocks and household financial decisions : evidence from rural Vietnam 

    Wainwright, Fiona (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2012)
    Income risk remains a significant obstacle to rural development. Even within a transitioning economy such as Vietnam which has a significant social safety-net, income shocks (for example, natural disasters, illness, pest ...
  • Essays on carbon taxation and food demand in Ireland 

    Verde, Stefano F. (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2012)
    This thesis is the collection of three applied studies, two of which deal with distributional effects of carbon taxation in the Irish economy and one, the third, which estimates a microeconometric model for food demand in ...
  • Essays on classical composers' productivity, migration and war 

    Borowiecki, Karol Jan (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2011)
    This thesis is based on a unique data set that contains records for prominent classical composers. The novelty of these data allows for the overcoming of methodological challenges of previous studies as well as data ...
  • Essays on environmental amenities and on taxation in Ireland 

    Mayor, Karen Danielle (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2012)
    This thesis is a collection of essays on household-level tax and environmental issues in an Irish context. The main motivation for this work was to address a number of relatively unexplored policy issues that have arisen ...
  • Essays on financial development and economic growth 

    Hosford, Fraser Walter (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2003)
    This thesis is a collection of essays on the relationship between financial development and economic growth. The thesis is introduced in Chapter One, which talks about the motivation for the thesis and outlines the structure ...
  • Essays on globalisation, inflation and monetary policy 

    Mc Inerney, Niall (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2013)
    This thesis comprises three essays. The first examines the impact of factor, product and financial market integration on the labour share of income. In particular, we investigate how the changing composition of international ...
  • Essays on international capital flows 

    Guerin, Selen Sarisoy (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Economics, 2003)
    This thesis is a collection of essays on international capital flows. The main motivation for this work was to address a number of relatively unexplored issues within this subject. Four topics were empirically analyzed ...