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04 de agosto 2016
Malaria and Early African Development: Evidence from the Sickle Cell Trait

Abstract: We examine the effect of malaria on economic development in Africa over the very long run. Using data on the prevalence of the mutation that causes sickle cell disease, we measure the impact of malaria on mortality in Africa prior to the period in which formal data were collected. Our estimate is that in […]

01 de septiembre 2015
Essays in Economic Development

Two important areas of government intervention are health and labor market programs. This thesis evaluates two public policies whose aim was to change the welfare of the most vulnerable. It particularly studies the existence of heterogeneous effects in public policies. On the one hand I study the consequences of eradicating malaria, and its heterogeneous effects […]