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  • Confronting global capital: Trade union organising for higher wages in Cambodia's garment and footwear industry 

    CICHON, DAVID (Trinity College Dublin. School of Social Sciences & Philosophy. Discipline of Sociology, 2019)
    After almost a decade of declining wages in Cambodia’s garment and footwear industry, worker incomes have steadily improved since 2013. Minimum wages increased from 80USD a month to 170USD a month in just 4 years, an average ...
  • Accountability and the Democratic Mandate: Analysing Pledges, Party Competition, Media Coverage, and Public Opinion 

    M?LLER, STEFAN (Trinity College Dublin. School of Social Sciences & Philosophy. Discipline of Political Science, 2019)
    This dissertation examines electoral accountability and the democratic mandate by reassessing the concept of election pledges, by analysing when parties emphasise the present and past rather than the future, by classifying ...
  • On the same boat: Three essays on the causes of pre-WWI Italian international migration 

    TORTORICI, GASPARE (Trinity College Dublin. School of Social Sciences & Philosophy. Discipline of Economics, 2019)
    This thesis analyzes the causes of Italian mass international migration before the outbreak of WWI. While each chapter is a stand-alone paper that explores different motives and dynamics, there is a common quantitative ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...