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1. Sullivan, Daniel McArthur. Essays on Public and Labor Economics.

Degree: PhD, 2016, Harvard University

Chapter 1 presents evidence that current economics research significantly underestimates the effects of air pollution, regardless of the outcome of interest. This bias exists even in quasi-experimental estimates and arises because popular methods used by economists, including geographic diff-in-diffs and monitor-based interpolations, are unable to account for sharp changes in exposure over short distances. To solve this problem, I use an atmospheric dispersion model to determine the effect of every polluting firm on every house in greater Los Angeles. I then estimate the effect of NOx emissions on house prices using the exogenous variation in emissions caused by the California Electricity Crisis of 2000 and a cap-and-trade program in greater Los Angeles. The estimated price response is much larger than past estimates while conventional methods are unable to detect any effect. In Chapter 2, I use these methods to explore the equity implications of the Crisis-induced pollution reduction. I also present a locational equilibrium model and derive conditions under which lower-income residents are displaced by higher-income immigrants after an arbitrary local amenity is improved. I find that rents increased significantly in improved neighborhoods, on par with house prices. Simultaneously, total population decreased, driven by a mass outmigration of low-education residents. Low home-ownership rates among low-income households suggests that emigrants were not responding to a wealth windfall but were instead made worse off by the amenity improvement. Chapter 3 considers the principal-agent problem that arises when consumers file for bankruptcy. Lawyers advise debtors on whether to file the cheaper Chapter 7 filing or the more expensive Chapter 13 filing. Bankruptcy courts that allow lawyers to charge more for Chapter 13 see a significantly larger fraction of Chapter 13 filings. This is true controlling for a host of demographic controls at the zip code level and with state fixed effects and district policy controls. Our estimates suggest that 5.4% of cross-district variation in relative Chapter 13 rates could be eliminated by harmonizing relative fees.

Economics

Advisors/Committee Members: Katz, Larry (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Economics; Labor

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APA (6th Edition):

Sullivan, D. M. (2016). Essays on Public and Labor Economics. (Doctoral Dissertation). Harvard University. Retrieved from http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:33493588

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Sullivan, Daniel McArthur. “Essays on Public and Labor Economics.” 2016. Doctoral Dissertation, Harvard University. Accessed August 14, 2020. http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:33493588.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Sullivan, Daniel McArthur. “Essays on Public and Labor Economics.” 2016. Web. 14 Aug 2020.

Vancouver:

Sullivan DM. Essays on Public and Labor Economics. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Harvard University; 2016. [cited 2020 Aug 14]. Available from: http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:33493588.

Council of Science Editors:

Sullivan DM. Essays on Public and Labor Economics. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Harvard University; 2016. Available from: http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:33493588


Harvard University

2. Schofield, Heather Ward. Essays in Development and Health Economics.

Degree: PhD, Business Economics, 2014, Harvard University

In this collection of essays I study individuals' health related decision-making and the consequences of those decisions for health and labor market productivity. Advisors/Committee Members: Mullainathan, Sendhil (advisor), Katz, Larry (committee member), Kremer, Michael (committee member), Cutler, David (committee member), Cole, Shawn (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: Economics; Health sciences; Nutrition; health behaviors; incentives; labor productivity; nutrition; poverty trap

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APA (6th Edition):

Schofield, H. W. (2014). Essays in Development and Health Economics. (Doctoral Dissertation). Harvard University. Retrieved from http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:12269842

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Schofield, Heather Ward. “Essays in Development and Health Economics.” 2014. Doctoral Dissertation, Harvard University. Accessed August 14, 2020. http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:12269842.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Schofield, Heather Ward. “Essays in Development and Health Economics.” 2014. Web. 14 Aug 2020.

Vancouver:

Schofield HW. Essays in Development and Health Economics. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Harvard University; 2014. [cited 2020 Aug 14]. Available from: http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:12269842.

Council of Science Editors:

Schofield HW. Essays in Development and Health Economics. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Harvard University; 2014. Available from: http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:12269842

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