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Department of Economics

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Department of Economics

Recent Submissions

  • Pugatch, Todd; Schroeder, Elizabeth (Elsevier, 2014-08)
    We evaluate the impact of the Gambian hardship allowance, which provides a salary premium of 30‐40% to primary school teachers in remote locations, on the distribution and characteristics of teachers across schools. A g ...
  • Levinsohn, James; Pugatch, Todd (Elsevier, 2014-05)
    Persistently high youth unemployment is one of the most pressing problems in South Africa. We prospectively analyze an employer wage subsidy targeted at youth, a policy recently enacted by the South African government ...
  • Färe, Rolf; Grosskopf, Shawna; Pasurka, Carl A., Jr. (Elsevier, 2013-11)
    With the advent of tradable permit programs for bad outputs (e.g., SO₂ emissions); concerns arose over whether the theoretical gains from trade would be realized. We will employ a methodology that calculates the potenti ...
  • Färe, Rolf; Grosskopf, Shawna; Pasurka, Carl A. (Elsevier, 2014-01)
    Jointly with kilowatt-hours (kWh), electric power plants also produce CO₂, NO[subscript x], and SO₂. In this paper, we apply an environmental production model based on data envelopment analysis (DEA) to compare the produ ...
  • Färe, Rolf; Grosskopf, Shawna; Pasurka, Carl; Martins-Filho, Carlos (Annual Reviews, 2013-06)
    We review nonparametric estimation of efficiency and productivity, by which we mainly mean activity analysis, or data envelopment analysis (DEA). The review covers topics that we hope will be of special interest to th ...