Search for dissertations about: "environmental endowment"

Found 3 swedish dissertations containing the words environmental endowment.

  1. 1. Microeconomic Policy for Development: Essays on Trade and Environment, Poverty and Education

    Author : Miguel Quiroga; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; absenteeism; aggregation bias; comparative advantage; decomposition analysis; education; environmental endowment; environmental regulation; factor content; geography; hyperbolic discounting; living standards; mandatory attendance; non-homothetic preferences; pollution haven; Porter hypothesis; poverty; present-biased preferences; teaching; time-inconsistent preferences; trade;

    Abstract : Abstracts This thesis contains three papers analyzing different issues. Paper 1: “Do Countries with Lax Environmental Regulations Have a Comparative Advantage in Polluting Industries?” We study whether lax environmental regulations induce comparative advantages, causing the least-regulated countries to specialize in polluting industries. READ MORE

  2. 2. Environmental and Behavioral Economics - Applications to China

    Author : Haoran He; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; charitable giving; China; contingent behavior; dictator game; experiment; earned endowment; external validity; field experiment; gender; household decision-making; laboratory experiment; litter; market-based policy; natural experiment; plastic bags; random parameter model; relative influence; revealed behavior; spouses; stated preference; time preferences; windfall money;

    Abstract : Paper 1: “The Effects of an Environmental Policy on Consumers – Lessons from the Chinese Plastic Bag Regulation.” To reduce plastic bag litter, China introduced a nationwide regulation requiring all retailers to charge for plastic shopping bags on June 1, 2008. READ MORE

  3. 3. Family, Friend, or Foe? Essays in Empirical Microeconomics

    Author : Hilda Ralsmark; Nationalekonomiska institutionen; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Family size; earnings; health; twins; well-being; divorce law; media; social tolerance; hate crime;

    Abstract : This thesis consists of four studies that deal with how individual outcomes are shaped by social interactions. The scope of the thesis ranges from relationships between individuals in what is arguably the most fundamental building block in society today — the family — to more generalized relationships between different groups in society. READ MORE