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Essays on development and applied microeconomics

Hasan, Syed Abul


This thesis comprises three empirical chapters, which are self-contained but all related to household food consumption in Bangladesh. Chapter 2 examines the Engel curve for major expenditure categories and presents estimates of equivalence scales for Bangladesh. We compare Engel curves estimated by semi-parametric techniques to those arising from models based on consumer theory. Our analysis supports the argument for a quadratic food Engel curve for developing countries. Knowledge about the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d5149fc25e64


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