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Impact of Temporary External Migration & Remittances on Child Health Outcomes in Punjab

Ms. Mydda Aslam ( Lahore School of Economics, 2018)



Transfer of Behavioral Traits from Parents to Children: An Experimental Approach

Ms. Maria Zubair ( Lahore School of Economics, 2018)



The Impact of School Facilities on Drop outs in Pakistan

Ms. Mahniya Zafar ( Lahore School of Economics, 2018)



Macroeconomic and Spatial determinants of Remittances: A Cross Country Analysis

Ms. Gul Noor ( Lahore School of Economics, 2018)



The Impact of Political Connections on the Allocation of Development Projects in Faisalabad

Ms. Tehreem Zia ( Lahore School of Economics, 2018)



The Impact of Early Childbearing on Child Health in Punjab

Aeman Nadeem ( Lahore School of Economics, 2017)

Early Childbearing is a major social and public health concern. Empirical studies have focused on both the consequences and causes of early childbearing. Much of the empirical work has focused on the impact of early ...
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Impact of Prenatal Exposure to Fasting on Child Health Outcomes

Azka Sarosh Mir ( Lahore School of Economics, 2017)

Early life factors play an important role in the foetal development as stated by Barker's "womb with a view" hypothesis. This study explores how prenatal exposure to Ramadan, the month of fasting, has an impact on the...
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Homophily & Strategic Behavior in Social Interactions: Evidence from a Lab Experiment

Zeenat Ansari ( Lahore School of Economics, 2017)

Social networks play an important role in human interactions. It is possible for social differentiation and segregation to discourage links that are desirable from an efficiency point of view, or for social matches to...
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Social and Economic Networks: An Investigation of Retailer Networks in Lahore & their Impact on Enterprise Performance

Amar Shuja ( Lahore School of Economics, 2016)

A detailed study of a market in Lahore was conducted to create a map of the socioeconomic network of different retailers located in this particular area. The aim was to distinguish various ways in which these individual.
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Technology in the Sialkot Gloves Manufacturing Sector

Saba Firdousi ( Lahore School of Economics, 2016)

This paper uses a unique sample of sports glove manufacturers from Sialkot to develop an index of technological sophistication. The data shows that total factor productivity (TFP) and total revenue productivity (TRP) cluster...
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The Role of International Migration of Unskilled Labor and Parental Absenteeism in the Human Capital Formations of Children Left Behind

Yumna Hasan ( Lahore School of Economics, 2016)

This study builds up a theoretical model to explore the combined effect of parental absenteeism due to emigration of unskilled labor and remittances on the economic growth in the source country through the channel of human capital.
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Cognitive Reflection and Decision Making

Taimoor Naseer Waraich ( Lahore School of Economics, 2016)

We conduct a study which tests the impact of Cognitive Reflection on decision making theories of time and risk preferences. Decision theorists have suggest that people make lottery decisions according to the expected maximum...
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Fuzzy Judgment Aggregation: Distance Based Methods

Ayesha Syed ( Lahore School of Economics, 2016)

Arrow (1963) established that a group cannot always reach logically consistent collective outcome. Subsequently many developments like premise based, conclusion based and distance based methods have emerged in literature..
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Female Empowerment and the Uptake of Maternity Care Services in Pakistan

Amber Masood ( Lahore School of Economics, 2015)

According to the UNICEF Report (2013), the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) in Pakistan is very high as opposed to the MDG 5 target1. This high maternal mortality can be reduced considerably if the females utilize the required......
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Human and Social Capital Complementarities in the Presence of Credit Market Imperfections

Natasha Moeen ( Lahore School of Economics, 2015)

This paper focuses on the individual level social capital in easing the credit market constraint which facilitates the accumulation of costly human capital. Human capital in turn affects individual income and the level of......
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The Political Economy of Ethnic Polarization, Natural Resource Curse and Income Inequality

Sadia Hussain ( Lahore School of Economics, 2015)

This paper analyzes the impact of ethnic polarization in triggering the natural resource curse which consequently results in higher levels of income inequality. We use a dynamic infinite time horizon model in a general......
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Impact of Female Secondary School Stipend Program on Enrollment, Marriage and Fertility Outcomes in Rural Punjab

Anam Masood ( Lahore School of Economics, 2015)

We study the effects of Female Secondary School Stipend Program (FSSSP), a component of Punjab Education Sector Reform Program (PERSP) on school enrollment, middle and high school completion, marriage and ..
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Unique and Multiple Equilibria in a Macroeconomic Model with Environment: Stability Analysis and Transitional Dynamics

Hafsa Tanveer ( Lahore School of Economics, 2015)

This thesis develops and analyzes an economic growth model with environ- mental quality factor in the production and utility function. We first assume that the capital share equals to the inverse of intertemporal elasticity of substitution and solve our model for the balanced growth path..
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Effects of Birth Order on Child Nutritional Status

Maha Khan ( Lahore School of Economics, 2014)

Birth order and the associated parental discrimination are evidenced to detrimentally affect a child's long-term nutritional status. This research explores the in depth role of birth order in determining child nutritional......
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The Impact of Remittance Versus Parental Absence on Children's Well-Being in Rural Punjab

Nida Jamil ( Lahore School of Economics, 2014)

This study aims to look at how migration impacts children back home in terms of schooling and child labor by quantifying both aspects of migration, i.e. remittance and parental absence. This paper particularly focuses on........
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Endogenous Patience In A Model Of Economic Growth With Human And Unproductive Social Capitals

Umair Ayaz; ( Lahore School of Economics, 2014)

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The Role Of Socio-Economic Networks in The General Elections 2013

Mahnoor Asif ( Lahore School of Economics, 2014)

This study creates a map of the political and non-political networks of the main parties of Lahore to see how politicians are affiliated to each other. General Elections are crucial in framing a country's future. As all....
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Education, Employment, and Women's Say in Household Decision-Making in Pakistan

Duryab Fatima ( Lahore School of Economics, 2014)

This study uses data from the Pakistan Social and Living Standards Measurement Survey for 2007/08 to conduct an empirical analysis of the relationship between education, employment, and women's say in household decision-making in Pakistan. Using a linear probability model with fixed effects, we analyze..
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Socioeconomic Determinants of Maternal Health Behavior in Pakistan: An Instrumental Variable Approach

Shandana Shahid Dar ( Lahore School of Economics, 2013)

Utilization of maternal health services is a complex behavioral phenomenon. Empirical studies have established that the use of maternal health services is related to social and cultural structures, household factors and personal characteristics of women..
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Impact of Parents' Subjective Aspirations on Schooling Investment in Rural Punjab

Anam Ashraf ( Lahore School of Economics, 2013)

Human capital accumulation is deemed as a key indicator in the development process. It is closely related to other development indicators like socioeconomic status and occupational productivity. This study focuses on human capital investment decisions of parents for their child's schooling..
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Factor Price Equality in Pakistan

Resham Naveed ( Lahore School of Economics, 2013)

Relative factor price equalization is a central result of international trade theory. This paper tests for relative factor price equality across districts of Punjab using the methodology developed by Bernard Redding and Schott (2009) using CMI (2000-01, 2005-06).




Effects of Agglomeration And Trade Liberalization On Firm Entry and Exit

Marjan Nasir ( Lahore School of Economics, 2012)

The turnover of firms in an industry is affected by both domestic and international factors as has been highlighted by research in industrial organization. This thesis conducts a firm level analysis to see the impact of......
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Effects of Agglomeration On The Formation And Scale Of Operations Of New Firms

Maryiam Haroon ( Lahore School of Economics, 2012)

New firm formation is an important determinant of economic and regional development. Agglomeration has been highlighted as one of the main factors enhancing formation and scale of operations of new firms in the industrial..
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Labor Pooling As a Determinant of Industrial Agglomeration

Najam uz Zehra Gardezi ( Lahore School of Economics, 2012)

This paper analyses agglomeration behavior exhibited by the manufacturing firms in Punjab. It employs a unique data set to construct a distance based measure of agglomeration to test the existence of localization economies......
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An Economic Analysis of the Determinants of Health and Nutritional Status of children in Punjab

Uzma Afzal ( Lahore School of Economics, 2012)

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Relative Wage Variation and Industry Location Within Districts of Punjab

Zunia Saif Tirmazee ( Lahore School of Economics, 2012)

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Effects of External Migration on School Enrollments accumulated Schooling and Dropouts in Punjab

Rabia Arif ( Lahore School of Economics, 2011)

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Growth Spillovers: Separating the Impact of Cultural Distance from Geographical Distance

Rabia Ikram ( Lahore School of Economics, 2011)

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Determinants Of Female Labor Force Participation In Pakistan: An Instrumental Variable Approach

Mehak Ejaz ( Lahore School of Economics, 2010)

This thesis analyzes the determinants of female labor force participation (FLFP) across the rural and urban areas of Pakistan and its provinces. The thesis provides evidence on various aspects of women`s labor supply by.......
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Resource Misallocation And Aggregate Productivity In Punjab

Muhammad Haseeb ( Lahore School of Economics, 2009)

We follow Hsieh and Klenow (2009) to study the role of misallocation in aggregate productivity for manufacturing plants in Punjab. Data for manufacturing plants in Punjab is taken from the Census of Manufacturing 2000-01......
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