Theses Doctoral

Essays in Development and Environmental Economics

von der Goltz, Jan Christoph

This dissertation discusses three questions of development and environmental economics. First, it assesses the impact of mineral mining on the health and wealth of households in local communities across 44 developing countries, using micro data. Secondly, it presents evidence from a randomized controlled trial on the cost-shared provision of well-water tests for arsenic. Finally, it analyzes measurement error in a satellite night light data product widely used in development research, and investigates the scope for using the data in very high spatial resolution.


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More About This Work

Academic Units
Sustainable Development
Thesis Advisors
Almond, Douglas V.
Verhoogen, Eric A.
Ph.D., Columbia University
Published Here
April 11, 2016