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Relative welfare rankings from multivariate data: a nonparametric approach

Dr Ian Crawford | Economics | 01 October 2003

It is well understood that in order to come to an overall judgement about the well-being of an individual or a household or a country it is necessary to weigh-up many factors. Whilst it is perhaps possible to come up with some very general rules for ...

Regional wage inequality in the uk: evidence and explanations

Dr Helen Simpson | Economics | 01 October 2002

The extent to which incomes vary across regions within a country is of importance for governments engaging in regional policy, for firms choosing where to locate, and for individuals choosing where to live. Economic theory suggests two powerful mecha ...

Practical, nonparametric methods for demand analysis

Dr Ian Crawford | Economics | 01 June 2002

Understanding individuals’ responses to relative price changes is central to almost every area of applied economics and policy formation. Yet the reliable estimation of these remains a difficult problem for researchers and policy-makers, with a main ...

Household and individual consumption decisions under extreme poverty

Professor Orazio Attanasio | Economics | 05 January 2004

We propose to study the consumption behaviour of households facing extreme levels of poverty. The existing literature has not systematically focussed on this especially vulnerable group and we are keen to address this gap. We are interested in analys ...

Masterclasses in research methods

Professor Frank Windmeijer | Economics | 05 January 2004

The centre for microdata methods and practice (cemmap) aims to develop and encourage best practice in applied social science and policy evaluation. As part of this remit it started organising training course, master classes and symposia in 2002. Unde ...

Modelling life-cycle labour supply and asset holdings with fixed costs

Professor Orazio Attanasio | Economics | 01 November 2003

Consumers exist in a world that is fundamentally dynamic and uncertain. Choices made today impact the set of choices available in the future. Moreover, choices the consumer might desire to make in the future, both in good times and in bad times, impa ...

The accumulation of human capital in developing countries

Professor Orazio Attanasio | Development economics | 01 July 2013

The research will answer some of the outstanding issues in the study of human capital accumulation during the early years of poor children in developing countries. The research is articulated around three related themes: the study of what economists ...

Education, labour supply and marriage

Dr Monica Dias | Economics | 01 May 2013

Policies aimed at alleviating poverty and improving children’s opportunities form the backbone of most welfare programmes. But poverty and underachievement are not well understood, often resulting in poorly designed policies that fail to delive ...

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