The Influence of Collectivism on Microfinance in Senegal

By Cole Scanlon (Harvard University), Keaton Scanlon (Warren Wilson College), and Teague Scanlon (Pomona College).

Microfinance, despite its mixed results in economic literature, continues to proliferate in many developing countries (Rooyen et al., 2012). This research project investigates the relationship between collectivism and microfinance. Continue reading The Influence of Collectivism on Microfinance in Senegal

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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?

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

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