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Essays on Macroeconomic Development

Abstract This dissertation consists of two essays with a macroeconomic approach to economic development. These essays explore specific barriers that prevent economic agents from exploiting opportunities across regions or sectors in developing countries, and to what extent the observed allocations are inefficient outcomes or just an efficient response to economic fundamentals and technological constraints.

The first chapter is motivated by the fact that a prominent feature of cities in developing countries is the existence of slums: locations with low housing-quality and informal property rights. This paper focuses on the allocation of land across slums and formal housing, and emphasizes the role of living in central urban areas for the formation o... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Rivera Padilla, Alberto (Author) / Schoellman, Todd K. (Advisor) / Herrendorf, Berthold (Advisor) / Ferraro, Domenico (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Economics / Development / Macroeconomics
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 126 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Economics 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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