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dc.contributor.authorMOTT, Graham
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-07T11:04:32Z
dc.date.available2010-12-07T11:04:32Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.citationFlorence : European University Institute, 2010
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1814/15152
dc.descriptionExamining Board: Prof Rick van der Ploeg, supervisor, University of Oxford Prof. Russell Cooper, EUI Prof. David Levine, Washington University in St. Louis Prof. Massimo Morelli, Columbia University and EUIen
dc.descriptionDefense date: 29 November 2010
dc.description.abstractThe difficulties and obstacles faced by the poorer nations of the global economy on the path to development are extremely diverse. It is the aim of this thesis to address some of the interesting questions related to the key obstacles. As such, this thesis is neither wholly empirical or theoretical, macro or micro and instead may be viewed as an eclectic mix of approaches and ideas that go some way toinvestigating the challenges faced by the world's least developed economies. The first chapter explores the varying effects of aspects of institutional quality on different categories of economic volatility, introducing a unique exogenous instrument for political aspects of the institutional bundle. The second chapter investigates the theory behind the largely failed policy of import substitution industrialisation and promotes a policy of diversification across production in the primary commodity sector within developing countries; specifically that this type of diversification can insulate developing economies from the effects of highly volatile primary commodity prices. The third chapter develops the general equilibrium model of appropriation and production of Grossman and Kim (1996) in order to investigate the effect that the pointiness of the contested resource can have on conflict intensity. The fourth and final chapter extends the discrete time, overlapping generations model of Chakraborty and Das (2005), demonstrating that the inclusion of child mortality reinforces the persistence and prevalence of child labour.en
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dc.relation.ispartofseriesEUI PhD thesesen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDepartment of Economicsen
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject.lcshDeveloping countries -- Economic policy
dc.subject.lcshDevelopment economics
dc.titleEssays in economic developmenten
dc.typeThesisen
dc.identifier.doi10.2870/22962
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