Essays in Applied Microeconomics
- Essays in Applied Microeconomics
- Turner, Lesley Jeanne
- Thesis Advisor(s):
- Urquiola, Miguel S.
International and Public Affairs
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- Ph.D., Columbia University.
- This dissertation broadly focuses on the role government should play in providing and financing education. The first chapter estimates the economic incidence of need-based student aid, one tool intended to ameliorate credit constraints in the market for higher education. The second chapter examines whether government programs providing support to low-income families should explicitly support or deny access to higher education by analyzing the impact of college attendance on the labor market outcomes of current and former welfare recipients. Chapter 3 focuses on publicly provided education at the primary and secondary levels, and estimates the impact of a teacher incentive pay program on student achievement.
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- Lesley Jeanne Turner, 2012, Essays in Applied Microeconomics, Columbia University Academic Commons, http://hdl.handle.net/10022/AC:P:13171.