Recent Submissions

  • Wage inequality in the global economy 

    Schröder, Sarah (The University of Edinburgh, 2019-11-29)
    This thesis is devoted to understanding the driving forces of growing wage inequality across and within countries. My research aims to empirically assess and to find theoretical justifications for two features of wage ...
  • Can behavioural economics make us healthier and more ethical? 

    Vecchi, Martina (The University of Edinburgh, 2019-11-29)
    This thesis discusses potential motivations behind unhealthy or unethical behaviour. With the experimental method and drawing on insights from behavioural economics, it identifies features of the decision making process ...
  • Empirical studies in behavioral and development economics 

    Eigner, Johannes Franz (The University of Edinburgh, 2019-07-10)
    The chapters of this thesis comprise three separate studies on topics in behavioral and development economics. The first chapter discusses the impact of advantageous and disadvantageous income inequality on self-reported ...
  • Essays on behavioural economics and household finance 

    Sulka, Tomasz (The University of Edinburgh, 2019-07-10)
    This thesis studies the impact of behavioural biases and limited cognition in the domain of household finance, in particular financial preparation for retirement. A special focus is placed on the resulting implications ...
  • Skills, tasks and mismatch: three essays in empirical microeconomics 

    Bizopoulou, Aspasia (The University of Edinburgh, 2019-04-29)
    This PhD dissertation examines the role of job tasks as a means to explaining wage inequality in the labour market. In the first chapter I study whether we can improve our understanding of labour market mismatch and its ...
  • A comparative study of the economics of the woollen industry of Scotland and the Panjab 

    Sirajuddin, Jamila Mary (The University of Edinburgh, 1927)
    The subject of this Thesis is the comparison of economic conditions prevailing in the woollen Industry in Scotland and the Panjab. the cottage industry has been dealt with in greater detail throughout the Thesis, as ...
  • Contribution of university-industry linkages (UILs) to tourism clusters: multiple-case studies in Thailand 

    Parsunpangsri, Siriluk (The University of Edinburgh, 2013)
    This research develops a theoretical framework explaining how University -Industry Linkages (UILs) affect the performance of tourism clusters in Thailand. Significant external and internal factors affecting Thai tourism ...
  • The double dividend: revenue neutral environmental tax reform and income distribution 

    Park, Andy; Park, Andrew (The University of Edinburgh, 2001)
    The concept of revenue neutral environmental tax reform has been around since the early 1970's when the concept of taxing an economic 'bad', e.g., pollution, and using the revenue raised to reduce distortionary taxation ...
  • Gender gaps in the unemployment rate in the principal European countries from a macro and micro aspect 

    Xie, Jiexin (The University of Edinburgh, 2016-06-25)
    There is a growing public interest in the differences in labour market behaviour and the treatment of women and men. Although women’s participation in the labour market is on the increase, gender segregation and wage ...
  • Essays on political economy 

    Darbaz, Safter Burak (The University of Edinburgh, 2015-11-24)
    This thesis consists of three stand-alone chapters studying theoretical models concerning a range of issues that take place within the context of political delegation: tax enforcement, political selection, electoral ...
  • Co-operation in agriculture and banking in British West Africa 

    de Graft-Johnson, John Coleman (The University of Edinburgh, 1946)
    This thesis attempts to fill in one of the numerous gaps in our knowledge of the economic development of the British Colonial Empire. During the last hundred years or more, several books have been written on the ...
  • Some applications of national income accounting with special reference to China 

    Luey, Paul (The University of Edinburgh, 1966)
    The present study has been the result of my Ph.D. research on China's national income accounting begun in 1960 at Edinburgh. Initially I had hoped to estimate China's national income for the period 1958-62 based on the ...
  • Scientists and technologists in the specification of the production function 

    Hassan, A. H. Azmy (The University of Edinburgh, 1970)
    Scientific and technological effort as measured by the main resources of scientists and technologists is regarded as an essential factor in technological efficiency. Their contribution to industrial production may be ...
  • Foreign trade of Poland between 1918-1939, with special reference to the trade with Britain 

    Florecki, Stanislaw (The University of Edinburgh, 1943)
    The principal aims of Poland's foreign trade policy were twofold : I/ the economic structural aim - the industrialisation of the country as the result of agricultural overpopulation, 2/ the economic and political aim - ...
  • Investment criteria in theory and practice with special reference to the United Arab Republic 

    ElTigi, A. El. D. S. A. (The University of Edinburgh, 1963)
    It has been said that each economy has its own economic structure and problems. To the extent that this is true, generalizations on the economic structure and characteristics of less developed but developing countries ...
  • Experiments on behaviour and decision making in health 

    Behrendt, Hannah Ariadne (The University of Edinburgh, 2018-07-10)
    Research in judgement and decision-making has identified numerous ways in which human decisions are likely to be biased, deviating systematically from the behaviour one would expect if humans were fully rational 'Econs', ...
  • Essays on contracting for experimentation 

    Tang, Aodi (The University of Edinburgh, 2018-07-10)
    This thesis is composed of four chapters and addresses the contracting issue under strategic experimentation. The first chapter presents an overview of the thesis and introduces the strategic bandit model, which is ...
  • Studies on social learning and on motivated beliefs: theory and evidence 

    Ma, Mingye (The University of Edinburgh, 2018-07-10)
    This thesis contains four chapters presenting theory and empirical evidence for two distinct aspects of human behaviour: social learning and motivated beliefs. I develop a simple theory to revisit the classical social ...
  • Essays on labour and development economics 

    Schaefer, Daniel (The University of Edinburgh, 2018-07-10)
    This thesis presents three essays, each seeking to deepen our understanding of labour markets. The first essay studies the response of real wages and hours of new hires to the business cycle during the UK’s Great Recession. ...
  • Essays on long-term unemployment in Spain 

    Lafuente Martinez, Cristina (The University of Edinburgh, 2018-07-10)
    This thesis is comprised of three essays relating to long term unemployment in Spain. The first chapter is methodological analysis of the main dataset that is used throughout the thesis. The second and third chapter ...

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