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Title:Three essays in economic development and growth
Author(s):Pereira de Meneses Vaz, Paulo
Director of Research:Parente, Stephen L.
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Parente, Stephen L.
Doctoral Committee Member(s):Baer, Werner W.; Dias, Daniel; Cavalcanti, Tiago
Department / Program:Economics
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Economic Development
Financial Frictions
Transitional Dynamics
Structural Transformation
Discovery of Natural Resource
Abstract:This dissertation is composed by three chapters. The first chapter regards an empirical evaluation of a type of development policy adopted in Brazil, which provides general insights into the causal effect of relaxing financial frictions on firms productivity. The second chapter concerns rationalizing Brazil's uneven development path over the postwar period through the lens of a Neoclassical growth model and its transitional dynamics. In the third chapter, a class of models of resource curse that can disentangle price and quantity effects of the discovery of raw natural resources is discussed.
Issue Date:2014-09-16
Rights Information:Copyright 2014 Paulo Pereira de Meneses Vaz
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-09-16
Date Deposited:2014-08

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