Essays in Applied Microeconomics [article]

Dora Simroth, Humboldt-Universität Zu Berlin, Humboldt-Universität Zu Berlin
2017
The first paper is a large-scale assessment of the enrollment effects of India"s midday meal scheme, the largest school feeding program in the world. To isolate the causal effect, we make use of staggered implementation across Indian states in public but not private schools. We find a substantial increase in primary school enrollment. The second paper studies the correlation between entrepreneurial trial and startup and local religious diversity. We find that localities with higher religious
more » ... higher religious diversity are associated with a higher individual probability of trying to set up a new venture, but not of setting it up. The third paper models a market where consumers feel altruism towards workers and derive a warm-glow from buying products of firms that pay at least a minimum wage. Symmetric pure-strategy equilibria are analyzed in a random utility model with a continuum of consumers and n firms.
doi:10.18452/17307 fatcat:ztmg4skbtzbazh3jor672q5pim