Essays in development economics and applied econometrics

Student thesis: Doc typesDoctor of Economics and Business Management

Abstract

This thesis covers different topics in the fields of development economics and applied econometrics. The part on development economics contains three chapters: a theoretical model on fair trade, an empirical paper on the functioning of micro-credit groups and a literature review on the demand for micro-insurance. The part on applied econometrics contains a methodological paper on eliciting expectations and a description of an implementation of some robust estimators in Stata.
Date of Award11 Apr 2016
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Namur
SponsorsFonds de la Recherche Scientifique F.R.S.-FNRS
SupervisorJean-Marie BALAND (Supervisor), CATHERINE GUIRKINGER (Supervisor), Mathias HUNGERBUHLER (President), GUILHEM CASSAN (Jury), Xavier GINE (Jury) & William Parente (Jury)

Keywords

  • fairtrade
  • micro-credit
  • micro-insurance
  • expectations

Attachment to an Research Institute in UNAMUR

  • DeFiPP

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Essays in development economics and applied econometrics
Gelade, W. (Author). 11 Apr 2016

Student thesis: Doc typesDoctor of Economics and Business Management