Recent Submissions

  • Economics of fertility: repercussions and alterations 

    Robertson, Josephine (The University of Edinburgh, 2009)
    There are significant economic implications of an ageing population and in developed societies the main cause is the decline in fertility rates. The economic theory of fertility provides an understanding of the demand ...
  • Risk and cost optimised condition monitoring system design for marine renewable energy 

    Kenny, Calum Jethro (The University of Edinburgh, 2020-07-03)
    Marine Renewable Energy (MRE) has significant potential to contribute to global energy security and sustainability. However, the high initial Levelised Cost Of Energy (LCOE) of MRE, as well as issues with survivability ...
  • Economics and stuff 

    Kerr, Steven (The University of Edinburgh, 2019-11-29)
    This thesis consists of four self-contained works that are organised by chapter. They are arranged roughly in the chronological order that I worked on them. I provide a short abstract for each below. Chapter 1: The dating ...
  • Wage inequality in the global economy 

    Schröder, Sarah (The University of Edinburgh, 2019-11-29)
    This thesis is devoted to understanding the driving forces of growing wage inequality across and within countries. My research aims to empirically assess and to find theoretical justifications for two features of wage ...
  • Can behavioural economics make us healthier and more ethical? 

    Vecchi, Martina (The University of Edinburgh, 2019-11-29)
    This thesis discusses potential motivations behind unhealthy or unethical behaviour. With the experimental method and drawing on insights from behavioural economics, it identifies features of the decision making process ...
  • Empirical studies in behavioral and development economics 

    Eigner, Johannes Franz (The University of Edinburgh, 2019-07-10)
    The chapters of this thesis comprise three separate studies on topics in behavioral and development economics. The first chapter discusses the impact of advantageous and disadvantageous income inequality on self-reported ...
  • Essays on behavioural economics and household finance 

    Sulka, Tomasz (The University of Edinburgh, 2019-07-10)
    This thesis studies the impact of behavioural biases and limited cognition in the domain of household finance, in particular financial preparation for retirement. A special focus is placed on the resulting implications ...
  • Skills, tasks and mismatch: three essays in empirical microeconomics 

    Bizopoulou, Aspasia (The University of Edinburgh, 2019-04-29)
    This PhD dissertation examines the role of job tasks as a means to explaining wage inequality in the labour market. In the first chapter I study whether we can improve our understanding of labour market mismatch and its ...
  • A comparative study of income taxes in Britain, Egypt and France 

    Hassan, Abdel-Razek Mohamed (The University of Edinburgh, 1952)
    This study is an investigation of the role of income taxation since its first imposition as a temporary measure till it "became a reformative tool for social ends
  • Fractures of the femur 

    Vaudrey, Edmund (The University of Edinburgh, 1888)
  • A comparative study of the economics of the woollen industry of Scotland and the Panjab 

    Sirajuddin, Jamila Mary (The University of Edinburgh, 1927)
    The subject of this Thesis is the comparison of economic conditions prevailing in the woollen Industry in Scotland and the Panjab. the cottage industry has been dealt with in greater detail throughout the Thesis, as ...
  • The relative influence of money and credit of general prices 

    Ryan, John (The University of Edinburgh, 1922)
    It will be seen from the fore-going pages that, in our opinion, general prices are determined by the ratio existing between the total supply of money end credit and the volume of exchanges to be performed. But money end ...
  • Indian foreign trade 1900-1931 and its economic background 

    Raghaviah, W. B. (The University of Edinburgh, 1937)
    An attempt has been made here, to study the Foreign Trade of India during the period 1900-1931. The Foreign Trade of a country is the sale and purchase of goods, by individuals in a country to and from those outside it. ...
  • Intertemporal decision-making and loss aversion 

    Qiao, Xiao (The University of Edinburgh, 2008)
    This thesis is devoted to a novel approach to intertemporal decision-making. Specifically, it applies the reference-dependent model to intertemporal choices and shows that one can model intertemporal choice even without ...
  • Contribution of university-industry linkages (UILs) to tourism clusters: multiple-case studies in Thailand 

    Parsunpangsri, Siriluk (The University of Edinburgh, 2013)
    This research develops a theoretical framework explaining how University -Industry Linkages (UILs) affect the performance of tourism clusters in Thailand. Significant external and internal factors affecting Thai tourism ...
  • The double dividend: revenue neutral environmental tax reform and income distribution 

    Park, Andy; Park, Andrew (The University of Edinburgh, 2001)
    The concept of revenue neutral environmental tax reform has been around since the early 1970's when the concept of taxing an economic 'bad', e.g., pollution, and using the revenue raised to reduce distortionary taxation ...
  • Gender gaps in the unemployment rate in the principal European countries from a macro and micro aspect 

    Xie, Jiexin (The University of Edinburgh, 2016-06-25)
    There is a growing public interest in the differences in labour market behaviour and the treatment of women and men. Although women’s participation in the labour market is on the increase, gender segregation and wage ...
  • Essays on political economy 

    Darbaz, Safter Burak (The University of Edinburgh, 2015-11-24)
    This thesis consists of three stand-alone chapters studying theoretical models concerning a range of issues that take place within the context of political delegation: tax enforcement, political selection, electoral ...
  • Co-operation in agriculture and banking in British West Africa 

    de Graft-Johnson, John Coleman (The University of Edinburgh, 1946)
    This thesis attempts to fill in one of the numerous gaps in our knowledge of the economic development of the British Colonial Empire. During the last hundred years or more, several books have been written on the ...
  • Some applications of national income accounting with special reference to China 

    Luey, Paul (The University of Edinburgh, 1966)
    The present study has been the result of my Ph.D. research on China's national income accounting begun in 1960 at Edinburgh. Initially I had hoped to estimate China's national income for the period 1958-62 based on the ...

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