Essays on development and applied microeconomics
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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