Program in Economic and Public Policy (PEPP) General Track

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1. Consumption, Micro-Finance, Mobile Money, Saving and Risk Management

“Analysis of Variations in Discount Rates and Education through Loans as Consumption Smoothing Mechanism”

“Calibration and Estimation Real Business Cycle for Sudanese Economy”

” The Effect of Mobile Money Adoption on Children School Attendance: Evidence from Zimbabwe”

“An Evaluation of The Effectiveness of Access to Micro-finance on Small Business Establishments and Crop Production in Malawi”

“Impact of Terrorism on Consumer Sentiments and Inflation Rates in Pakistan: A City-Level Analysis”

“Informal institutions as risk coping strategies: Labor sharing in rural Ethiopia”

“The Effect of Mobile Money on Saving, Borrowing and Remittance: A Case of Tanzania”

“The Impact of Financial Risks on Banks’ Financial Performance: A
Comparative Study of Islamic Banks and Conventional Banks in
Pakistan”

” The Effect of Maize Export Ban on Maize Consumption: The Case of
Tanzania”

“The Long-Run Impact of Working-Age Adult Mortality on Asset Accumulation: The Case of Kagera, Tanzania”

2. Agricultural Policies

“Assessing the Impact of Agricultural Extension: A Case of National
Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) in Uganda”

“The Impact of Fertilizer Subsidy on Fertilizer Use and Productivity of Small-scale Rice Farmers in
Tanzania”

“On the effectiveness of land titling program in rural Cambodia”

“Did Land Tenure Insecurity Cause Decline in Productivity and Investment in Sugar Industry? Evidence from Fiji ”

“Land Fragmentation and Farmers’ Technical Efficiency in Ethiopia”

“The Effect of Land Certification Program on Migration and land
Productivity in Ethiopia”

” Impact of Food Aid Program on Land and Labor Productivity: A Case
of Malawi”

“Does Crop Diversification Increase Agricultural Productivity and
Mitigate Negative Rainfall Shock?: Evidence from Ethiopia”

3. Schooling, Education and Education policies

“Income and children’s education in widow-headed households in Tonga”

“Selection Effects on Season of Birth Variation in Later Life Outcomes: The Case of Education
Attainment in Malawi”

” The Impact of Education on Households’ Income in Vietnam over
2006-2014″

“The Impact of Electricity on School Attendance in the Rural Areas of Zimbabwe”

” The Effect Of Globalization On School Attendance Of Children”

” In Primary School Age Effect of Mother’s Education on Fertility,
Child-Death and Surviving Number of Children: Evidence from
Tanzania”

” Effects of Teacher Training on Educational Outcomes in Ghana; the
Case of Public Junior High Schools in Northern Region”

” The Impact of Schooling on Wages in Formal Sector of Algeria”

4. Trade, Exchange Rate and Foreign Direct Investment

“The Effects of Exchange Rates on China’s International Trade”

” The Effect of Maize Export Ban on Maize Consumption: The Case of
Tanzania”

“Impact of Infrastructure Investment on Trade: An Empirical
Investigation for Sri Lanka”

” A Link between Financial Development and International Trade:
Evidence from Developing Countries”

“Does Exchange Rate Pass-Through Depend On Structural
Characteristics?”

” The Effect of Foreign Direct Investment on the Performance of
Domestic Firms – A study using” the Enterprise Survey of Mongolia”

“Environmental Consequence of Trade Openness for Environmental Goods (EGs)”

“Why Does Manufacturing
Export Share Rise Even as Its Output Share Falls? The Case of
Africa”

5. Issues on Taxation

“The Effect of Tax Rate on Reported Income, A Study of Indonesian Individual Income Tax Following Sunset Policy Program of 2008/2009″

” The Economic Incidence of Social Security Payroll Tax: Evidence
from Ethiopia”

“Does Tax Information Exchange Affect Use of Offshore Companies?
Analysis of the Panama Papers”

6. Health policies, Health outcomes, Fertility and Mortality

“Impacts of Working Adult Mortality on Child Schooling and Labor in Kenya”

“Fertility and Child Mortality ? An Empirical Analysis in Developing Countries”

“Education and Child Health: An Empirical Analysis of the Effect of Mother’s Education on Child Height
and Weight in Papua New Guinea”

“The Long-Run Impact of Working-Age Adult Mortality on Asset Accumulation: The Case of Kagera, Tanzania”

” The Effect of Ramadan Observance during Pregnancy on Child
Mortality and Pregnancy Termination”

“Estimating the Causal Effects of Insurance on Health Outcomes of
Women in Zimbabwe: A Propensity Score Approach”

” Impact of Cooking Energy Sources on Respiratory Health in
Pakistan”

” Gold Mining and Child Disability Risk in Ethiopia: The Case of
Odo Shakiso”

7. Issues on Labor Market, Unemployment,Poverty and Inequality

” The Impact of Schooling on Wages in Formal Sector of Algeria”

“The Effect of Youth Service Programme on Unemployment Youth: The
Case of Bangladesh”

“Income and children’s education in widow-headed households in Tonga”

8. Natural Disaster Management, Infrastructure and Civil Conflicts

“Effect of the 2007 Post Election Violence in Kenya on Firm Entry Behaviour”

” The Impact of Flood Control, Drainage and Irrigation Project on Rice Production in Bangladesh”

“Impact of Infrastructure Investment on Trade: An Empirical
Investigation for Sri Lanka”

“Impact of Conflict on Trust in Formal Institutions”

“Impact of Terrorism on Consumer Sentiments and Inflation
Rates in Pakistan: A City-Level Analysis”

“Impact of Infrastructure Investment on Trade: An Empirical
Investigation for Sri Lanka”

9. Environmental Issues

“Environmental Consequence of Trade Openness for Environmental Goods (EGs)”

” An Empirical Analysis of Deforestation in Malawi”

10. Energy and Natural Resources

“The Impact of Oil and Gas Production on Health and Education
Outcomes for Men and Women”

“The Impact of Diamond Production on the Living Standards in
Botswana”

” Impact of Cooking Energy Sources on Respiratory Health in
Pakistan”

” An Empirical Analysis of Deforestation in Malawi”

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