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    • From Secondary School to the Labor Market in Colombia: Turning Barriers into Building Blocks 

      Herrera Prada, Luis Omar (2024-02-29)
      The System for the Prevention and Analysis of School Dropouts in Higher Education (SPADIES) played a pivotal role in addressing the challenge of reducing drop-out rates in Colombian higher education, contributing to an ...
    • The Impact and Implementation of International Development Finance 

      Wellner, Lukas (2023-12-04)
      This dissertation examines the pivotal role of international development finance amid the halfway point of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. Against the backdrop of formidable challenges, including the ...
    • Essays in Political Economy: Drivers of Polarization 

      Matzat, Johannes (2023-10-12)
      This thesis contributes to our understanding of the increasing polarization of societies. The first chapter focuses on immigration inflows as driver of polarization. As societies are faced with an increasing number of ...
    • Empirical Studies on Migration 

      Sommerfeld, Ann-Marie (2023-10-02)
      Research over the past decades has documented growing migration flows worldwide; and specifically increased immigration into developed countries of the global north. Against this background, this thesis investigates the ...
    • Essays in Development and Health Economics 

      Bogler, Lisa (2023-03-06)
      This dissertation consists of four essays, which are all based on primary data. In the first essay, we describe and attempt to explain the state and functionality of pre-schools (Anganwadi Centres) in Bihar, India. We find ...
    • Essays on Technological Change and Trade in Development Economics 

      Stemmler, Henry (2022-06-16)
      This thesis analyzes how trade and technological change affect economic development. Chapter 1 investigates how domestic and foreign automation impact an emerging economy. Regions in Brazil which are more exposed to foreign ...
    • Essays on International Trade, Trade Barriers, and Oligopolistic Competition 

      Rudsinske, Jonas Fabian (2022-06-14)
      Empirical evidence suggests both that market power increased considerably since 1980 (e.g. De Loecker et al., 2020) and that firms differ in destination-specific trade barriers (e.g. Munch and Nguyen, 2014). Motivated by ...
    • Climate change mitigation and economic development 

      Greve, Hannes (2022-06-03)
      Anthropogenic climate change, caused by greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, will have negative if not catastrophic consequences for the livelihoods of many across the globe. With the Paris Agreement in 2015, most countries ...
    • Firm dynamics and regional development in Indonesia 

      Genthner, Robert (2022-01-25)
      Like all economic actors, firms continuously need to adjust to changes of the environment they are operating in. Since firms do not only produce goods or provide services, but also act on the demand side of input factors ...
    • Promises and Perils of Globalization 

      Kaplan, Lennart (2019-02-11)
      Chapter 1 investigates the role of globalized flows of finance (development aid) and goods (trade). Both factors are of international character and relate to the global perspective. Thus, we choose macro lenses and combine ...
    • Essays on Gender, Migration, and Development 

      Santos Silva, Manuel Pedro Duarte (2018-08-21)
      This dissertation focuses on the relationship between gender equality and economic development, broadly defined. Since the seminal work of Ester Boserup (1970), gender equality is widely understood as being both an instrument ...
    • Poverty, Inequality and the Decarbonization of Economic Development 

      Renner, Sebastian (2017-01-13)
      Low and middle income countries are responsible for more than two thirds of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Although climate stabilization is now impossible without effective climate mitigation policies in developing ...