Search for dissertations about: "marginal utility of income"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 11 swedish dissertations containing the words marginal utility of income.

  1. 1. Essays on Smallholder Diversification, Industry Location, Debt Relief, and Disability and Utility

    University dissertation from Göteborg : University of Gothenburg

    Author : Sven Tengstam; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2008]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Zambia; agriculture; income diversification; structural change; poverty; global clothing industry; new economic geography; comparative advantages; industrial agglomeration; HIPC; debt relief; debt overhang; investment; incentives; disability; mobility impairment; marginal utility; hypothetical lotteries; risk.;

    Abstract : Essay 1 Smallholder Income Diversification in Zambia: The Way Out of Poverty? This paper investigates the relationship between income diversification (combinations of farm income, agricultural wage work, non-agricultural wage work, and own-business income) and income within Zambian smallholder households. Shifting to a higher degree of diversification is found to be associated with getting higher income per laborer. READ MORE

  2. 2. Equity in welfare evaluations the rationale for and effects of distributional weighting

    University dissertation from Örebro : Örebro universitetsbibliotek

    Author : Gunnel Bångman; Örebro universitet.; [2006]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; weighted cost-benefit analysis; equity; distributional weights; social welfare; income distribution; risk aversion; social marginal value of income; altruism; paternalism; marginal utility of income; social inequality aversion; stated preferences; SOCIAL SCIENCES Business and economics Economics; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Ekonomi Nationalekonomi; Economics; Nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : This thesis addresses the issue of weighted cost-benefit analysis (WCBA). WCBA is a welfare evaluation model where income distribution effects are valued by distributional weighting. The method was developed already in the 1970s. The interest in and applications of this method have increased in the past decade, e. READ MORE

  3. 3. Two Essays on Relative Consumption

    University dissertation from Göteborg

    Author : Fredrik W. Andersson; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2006]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; relative consumption; marginal degree of positionality; choice experiments; questionnaire-experimental methods;

    Abstract : First paper: Consumption Theory with Reference Dependent Utility: Its Impact on Marginal Propensity to Consume This paper presents a closed form consumption function for an individual when he derives utility from his own previous and current consumption and from the previous consumption of his relevant others. I show that the individual's marginal propensity to consume (MPC) is smaller than the MPC under the permanent income hypothesis. READ MORE

  4. 4. Essays on Social Comparison

    University dissertation from Göteborg : University of Gothenburg

    Author : Fredrik W. Andersson; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2011]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Marginal degree of positionality; relative consumption; marginal propensity to consume; self-reported current happiness; self-reported expected future happiness; relative academic performance; comparison wage; permanent income consumers; current income consumers; rule of thumb consumers; aggregation bias; sick listing; social norms;

    Abstract : Paper 1: By using hypothetical choice experiments, this paper presents evidence that individuals’ concern for relative consumption depends on their relative consumption. Individuals with consumption levels above society’s average consumption level tend to have, in general, lower concern for relative consumption. READ MORE

  5. 5. Cost-Benefit Analysis of climate policy and long term public investments

    University dissertation from Örebro : Örebro university

    Author : Disa Thureson; Örebro universitet.; Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut.; [2016]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Economics; Nationalekonomi; Social Cost of Carbon; Greenhous Gases; Distributional weights; Discounting; Cost benefit analysis; Elasticity of Marginal Utility of Consumption; Risk aversion; Qa Economics and finance; Qa Economics and finance; Investment; Climate change; Transport infrastructure;

    Abstract : This compilation dissertation consists of four essays with the common theme of welfare analysis of long-term public investments. The first two essays focus on analysis of climate change mitigation, i.e., the social cost of carbon dioxide. READ MORE