The international monetary fund (IMF) has become an increasingly dominant force in the world economy. In addition to working as a lender of last resort to countries facing balance-of-payments problems, the IMF provides assistance for structural reforms. It is this latter role of the Fund that will be the topic of my thesis.
In this thesis, I will look at the female labor market response to increased child care coverage for young children. Using the variation in child care coverage resulting from a 2003 reform, I will estimate the effects of increased child care supply on the labor market participation of mothers.
In her master thesis, Ella Getz Wold provides a descriptive analysis of the income of single parents compared to other parents across 11 european countries. Accounting for transfers in cash and transfers in kind and, she finds that single parents have a total equalized income around 79% of other parents.
The performance of a tax compared to a fund - a theoretical and empirical analysis.
By Camilla Nore
The presence of an aid-donor can hinder the developing country from accessing the market, through increasing the riskiness of giving loans, Katinka Holtsmark finds in her master's thesis.
This thesis seeks to iInvestigate the farm size-productivity relationship in Zambian food production.
By Sunniva Pettersen Eidsvoll
Norway will be experiencing population aging in the next decades, as the oldest old live steadily longer, and we do not expect drastic changes in the fertility pattern. The implication for public pension expenditures is expected to be huge, as the relatively large cohorts born after the Second World War will reach retirement age starting from 2011. How will the future public pension expenditures develop in the future when the demographic uncertainty is accounted for? This question is the base for my thesis.
How much do different households and individuals get back from the state for each krone they pay in tax? This is a central question to be answered when aiming to describe the distributional properties of the fiscal budget.
The 1998-2000 border war between Ethiopia and Eritrea resulted in the loss of more than 70.000 lives and the displacement of 1/3 of the Eritrean population. How did the border war affect child stunting in growth, and what strategies were adopted by households in response?
ESOP Gender & Economics Scholarship recipient 2011
Which constraints limit women’s earnings opportunities in developing countries? And can the United Nations’ and the World Bank’s strategies overcome these constraints?