Three Essays in Development Economics: Evidence from the Philippines


Santana-Penczynski, Maria Isabel


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URL: https://ub-madoc.bib.uni-mannheim.de/42339
URN: urn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-423397
Document Type: Doctoral dissertation
Year of publication: 2017
Place of publication: Mannheim
University: Universität Mannheim
Evaluator: Frölich, Markus
Date of oral examination: 22 June 2017
Publication language: English
Institution: Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences - CDSE (Economics)
Subject: 330 Economics
Subject headings (SWD): Vertrauen, Sparen, Netzwerk, Versicherung
Keywords (English): trust, savings, networks, insurance
Abstract: Incorporating psychological insights regarding human behavior to explain how individuals make economic decisions is providing new perspectives to research questions in development economics. Understanding the way that people make the decisions is key for the design of programs that aim at improving the livelihood of people in poverty throughout the developing world. In this dissertation I incorporate behavioral economic tools to examine how people in the Philippines make decisions in three areas: institutions, savings and insurance.

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