Does Intercropping Improve the Outcomes of Export Assistance Among Kenyan Smallholders?

By Noah Nieting. Macalester College.

Commodity export markets provide opportunities for gains from trade in developing economies, but smallholding farmers remain least likely to access these markets due to… Continue reading Does Intercropping Improve the Outcomes of Export Assistance Among Kenyan Smallholders?

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BLOG: The Impact of Single-Sex Education on Educational and Personal Outcomes

By Caitlin McCarey. Wellesley College.

This review assesses the impact of single-sex education programs on educational and personal outcomes of lower, middle, and high school aged students… Continue reading BLOG: The Impact of Single-Sex Education on Educational and Personal Outcomes

European Integration as a Determinant of Foreign Direct Investment in Central and Eastern Europe, 1995-2013

By Domagoj Babic. Princeton University.

When companies choose to undertake foreign direct investments (FDI) in emerging countries (such as those in Central and Eastern Europe) rather than… Continue reading European Integration as a Determinant of Foreign Direct Investment in Central and Eastern Europe, 1995-2013

Cryptocurrency Competition and Dynamics

By Thomas Gebhart. University of Minnesota.

We build a model of competition among privately issued cryptocurrencies. We use a well-known monetary economics environment, the Lagos-Wright model, and include founders who can issue their own currencies in order to maximize their utility. Founders are endowed with productive capital that allows them to invest in projects that span multiple periods. Continue reading Cryptocurrency Competition and Dynamics

The Impact of Increasing Charter School Enrollment on the Achievement Gap: Evidence from Michigan

By Charles Weber. Harvard University.

Does increasing student access to charter schools lead to more equitable outcomes for all? More specifically, does increasing the number of students who attend charters in a district lead to a narrowing achievement gap… Continue reading The Impact of Increasing Charter School Enrollment on the Achievement Gap: Evidence from Michigan