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Gender Discrimination in US Mortgage Lending: A Temporal & Spatial Analysis
By analyzing data from 102 million mortgage loan applications in the US between 2004-2012 (about 90% of all applications) across 3,141 counties and 8,000 financial institutions, I investigate whether applicants’ gender ...
Price Dynamics in England from 1820-1864: Corn, Trade Liberalization, and Railway Mania
Using price and sales data from 309 markets in England from 1820-1864, I study the 1846 Corn Law trade liberalization in England. I show that the trade liberalization substantially reduced costs of consuming staple grains ...
Measuring the Effectiveness of US Development Aid to Pakistan
This paper will examine the extent to which US development aid to Pakistan has been effective as a tool of foreign policy. To do so, the paper will measure the effectiveness of aid in achieving stated diplomatic and ...
The Significance of the IBSA (India-Brazil-South Africa) alliance for the Global Political Economy
The IBSA (The India-Brazil-South Africa) alliance was initiated to be the symbolic representation of a new world order led by three prominent and emerging nations of the Global South, namely: India, Brazil and South ...
Greening the Agriculture System: Morocco’s Political Failure in Building a Sustainable Model for Development
This dissertation analyzes how Moroccan policy makers are adamant on continuity rather than change when it comes to theorizing new strategies of development aiming at modernizing agriculture.
Biometric Identification Systems for Welfare Distributions: A Case Study of Aadhaar
Personal identification is now an essential prerequisite for development in the modern world. Providing proper identification documents improves access to both public and private services for citizens and helps governments ...
Health Systems Innovating to Address Food Insecurity: Analysis of Program Implementation, Evaluation, and the Future
(Georgetown University, 2020)
While individuals have always been able to recognize the influence of social factors on their health, and ability to attain healthcare, the healthcare industry has only recently shifted their attentiveness to the impacts ...
Governance And Social Entrepreneurship In India And Uganda: A Comparative Analysis
In recent decades, social innovation and social entrepreneurship have risen to the forefront of both international and national consciousness. Promulgated by academics, but more strongly in mainstream writings, social ...