UCL Discovery
UCL home » Library Services » Electronic resources » UCL Discovery

Quasi-experimental Studies in Applied Microeconomics

Draca, Mirko; (2018) Quasi-experimental Studies in Applied Microeconomics. Doctoral thesis (Ph.D), UCL (University College London). Green open access

[img]
Preview
Text
draca__thesis.pdf

Download (2MB) | Preview

Abstract

In this dissertation I use a quasi-experimental approach across five different applied microeconomic studies. These studies are diverse in the range, covering police and crime, the political economy of lobbying, the effects of the minimum wage, and ‘induced innovation’ by firms in response to different incentives. However, each study outlines a comprehensive quasi-experimental approach that addresses potential threats to the given identification strategy. As a result, these studies provide credible, causal estimates of a number of important economic parameters including: the police-crime elasticity, the value of political connections among US Federal lobbyists, the impact of the minimum wage, and different incentives affecting technology adoption and innovation at the firm-level.

Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Qualification: Ph.D
Title: Quasi-experimental Studies in Applied Microeconomics
Event: UCL (University College London)
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of SandHS > Dept of Economics
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10055067
Downloads since deposit
43Downloads
Download activity - last month
Download activity - last 12 months
Downloads by country - last 12 months

Archive Staff Only

View Item View Item