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Under the Weather: Health, Schooling, and Economic Consequences of Early-Life Rainfall
How sensitive is long-run individual well-being to environmental conditions early in life? This paper examines the effect of weather conditions around the time of birth on the health, education, andExpand
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International Migration, Remittances and Household Investment: Evidence from Philippine Migrants Exchange Rate Shocks
Millions of households in developing countries receive financial support from family members working overseas. How do migrant earnings affect origin-household investments? This paper examinesExpand
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Are Remittances Insurance? Evidence from Rainfall Shocks in the Philippines
Do remittances sent by overseas migrants serve as insurance for recipient households? This paper examines how remittances sent by overseas migrants respond to income shocks experienced by PhilippineExpand
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Can Enforcement Backfire? Crime Displacement in the Context of Customs Reform in the Philippines
  • Dean Yang
  • The Review of Economics and Statistics
  • 2008
Increased enforcement can displace crime to alternative lawbreaking methods. This paper examines a customs reform in the Philippines that raised enforcement against a specific method of avoidingExpand
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The Impact of Rainfall on Rice Output in Indonesia
We estimate the impact of weather variation on agricultural output in Indonesia by examining the impact of local rainfall shocks on rice output at the district level. Our analysis makes use of localExpand
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Taken by Storm : Hurricanes , Migrant Networks
A Theoretical Framework . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 B Construction of the Hurricane Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 C Census Bureau:Expand
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Information and the Acquisition of Social Network Connections
How do information interventions affect individual efforts to expand social networks? We study a randomized controlled trial of a program providing information on settling in the U.S. for newExpand
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Financial education for female foreign domestic workers in Singapore
Abstract We evaluate a randomized field experiment to study the effect of financial workshops for domestic workers in Singapore. Groups of women met monthly with a trained mentor. Take-up rates wereExpand
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Taken by Storm: Hurricanes, Migrant Networks, and U.S. Immigration
How readily do potential migrants respond to increased returns to migration? Even if origin areas become less attractive vis-a-vis migration destinations, fixed costs can prevent increased migration.Expand
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Abundance from Abroad: Migrant Earnings and Economic Development in the Philippines∗
We examine how changes in earnings opportunities abroad affect the regions of origin of international migrants. We leverage plausibly exogenous variation in exchange rate shocks across FilipinoExpand