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Whoever has will be given more: child endowment and human capital investment
Borga, Liyousew Gebremedhin ; Pidkuyko, M.
Using a unique longitudinal survey from Ethiopia, we investigate whether resource constrained\nparents reinforce or attenuate differences in early abilities between their children. We propose a simple model that allows for sibling interactions. To overcome the endogeneity associated with measures of endowment, we construct a measure of human capital at birth that is plausibly net of prenatal investment. We estimate a sibling fixed-effect model to account for bias due to unobserved family-specific heterogeneity. We find that parents reinforce educational inequality: inherently healthy children are more likely to attend preschool, be enrolled in elementary school, and have more expenses incurred towards their education. Health inputs are allocated in a compensatory manner.\n
Dynamics of consumption and dividends over the business cycle
Pidkuyko, Myroslav
We examine a trivariate time series model that is subject to a regime switch, where the shifts are governed by an unobserved, two-state variable that follows a Markov process. The analysis is performed in a Bayesian framework developed by Albert and Chib (1993), where the unobserved states are treated as missing data and then analyzed via Gibbs sampling. This approach generates the posterior conditional distribution of all the parameters given the hidden states, and the posterior conditional distribution of the states given the parameters. This allows us to obtain the estimated values of all the parameters of interest.
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