Health Consequences of Legal Origin

By Cole Scanlon. Harvard University.

Considerable economic research suggests that the historical origin of a countrys laws is associated with legal rules and economic outcomes. This paper investigates differing public health outcomes of countries with common law legal origin (the British model) and civil law legal origin (the French model). Continue reading Health Consequences of Legal Origin

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Beyond Cash: Mobile Money in Sub-Saharan Africa

By Shreyas K. Shrikanth. University of Texas-Austin.

In an analysis of the current state of mobile money, I observe that despite the additional economic cost of using mobile money services instead of cash, there is still a demand for mobile money services in Kenya and Tanzania. Continue reading Beyond Cash: Mobile Money in Sub-Saharan Africa

Financial Development and Economic Growth at Different Income Levels

By Cody Kallen. Washington University of St. Louis.

This paper examines the effects of financial development on growth rates using a sample of countries at different points in time, with the observation for each country beginning at the year it reaches a GDP per capita of $10,000 in constant 2005 dollars. Continue reading Financial Development and Economic Growth at Different Income Levels

Contraception Employed: Using Economic Models to Predict the Effect of Employment on Condom Usage in Brazil

By Seth M. Morokoff. Princeton University.

Two separate theoretical frameworks suggest that employment may have a negative di- rectional effect on the probability of condom usage in the developing world. Continue reading Contraception Employed: Using Economic Models to Predict the Effect of Employment on Condom Usage in Brazil