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Aid and growth in Malawi
(University of St Andrews, 2017-06-12) - Working or discussion paper,
We study the impact on the growth of foreign aid flows to districts in Malawi over the period 2000–13. To isolate a causal impact on growth, we employ two exogenous determinants of within-country aid disbursement: First, ...
Testing the Tunnel Effect : comparison, age and happiness in UK and German panels
(University of St Andrews, 2013-06) - Working or discussion paper,
In contrast to previous results combining all ages we find positive effects of comparison income on happiness for the under 45s, and negative effects for those over 45. In the BHPS these coefficients are several times the ...
Age, life-satisfaction and relative income : insights from the UK and Germany
(University of St Andrews, 2011-10) - Working or discussion paper,
We first confirm previous results with the German Socio-Economic Panel by Layard et al. (2010), and obtain strong negative effects of comparison income. However, when we split the sample by age, we find quite different ...
Optimal climate change policies when governments cannot commit
(University of St Andrews, 2011) - Working or discussion paper,
We analyse the optimal design of climate change policies when a government wants to encourage the private sector to undertake significant immediate investment in developing cleaner technologies, but the relevant carbon ...
Inequalities in accessing LPG and electricity consumption in India : the role of caste, tribe, and religion
(University of St Andrews, 2017-06-25) - Working or discussion paper,
Using the National Sample Survey Organisation data from the 68th round (2011–12) of 88,939 households, this paper investigates the inequalities in access to Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) and electricity usage by the households ...
Banking and industrialization
(University of St Andrews, 2017-12-01) - Working or discussion paper,
We exploit employment data from 10,528 parishes across nineteenth century England and Wales and find that a one standard deviation increase in finance employment increases the annualized growth rate of secondary labour by ...
A social network for trade and inventories of stock during the South Sea Bubble
(2012-03) - Working or discussion paper,
A social network of stock trading is defined for the notorious South Sea Bubble. Complete market trade in East India Company and Bank of England shares is described in a flow network. Intermediation is treated as a form ...
Spatial takeoff in the first industrial revolution
(University of St Andrews, 2014-01) - Working or discussion paper,
Using the framework of Desmet and Rossi-Hansberg (forthcoming), we present a model of spatial takeoff that is calibrated using spatially-disaggregated occupational data for England in c.1710. The model predicts changes in ...
East side story : historical pollution and persistent neighborhood sorting
(University of St Andrews, 2018-03-20) - Working or discussion paper,
Why are the east sides of formerly industrial cities often the more deprived? Using individual-level census data together with newly created historical pollution patterns derived from the locations of 5,000 industrial ...
The British Industrial Revolution in Global Perspective : A book review
(2012) - Journal item,