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Essays in Political Economy of Development


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Title: Essays in Political Economy of Development
Authors: Valsecchi, Michele
E-mail: michele.valsecchi@economics.gu.se
Issue Date: 5-Nov-2012
University: Göteborgs universitet. Handelshögskolan
Institution: Department of Economics ; Institutionen för nationalekonomi med statistik
Date of Defence: 2012-11-23
Disputation: Fredagen den 23 november 2012, kl 10, i sal E 44, Handelshögskolan, Vasagatan 1, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: Economic Studies
207
Keywords: ethnic diversity, public-private goods, polarization, fractionalization; property rights, land titling, land reform, land inheritance, international migration; political decentralization, political institutions, elections, corruption; natural resource curse, oil, fiscal decentralization, public goods
Abstract: Paper 1: Social Conflict, Fractionalization, and Polarization We develop a Conflict model linking Conflict intensity to the distribution of the population over an arbitrary number of groups. We extend the pure contest version of the model by Esteban and Ray (1999: "Conflict and Distribution", Journal of Economic Theory, 87(2): 379-415) to include a mixed public-private good. We analyze how the level of dissipation changes as the population distribution and the share of publicness of the prize c... more
ISBN: 978-91-85169-69-6
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/30681
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet
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