• Essays in policy evaluation and labor economics 

    You, Zhiyang (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2021)
    This dissertation contains three chapters. The first chapter evaluates the effect of a gun control act in California. State legislators in the U.S. are striving to curb gun violence. A common approach is to extend the ...
  • Essays on intergenerational transmission in Korea 

    Ahn, Joonhong (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2021)
    This dissertation studies the effects of parents' resources on children's labor market outcomes in Korea. The educational structure in Korea has changed substantially with rapid economic growth over the last several decades. ...
  • Role of agricultural cooperatives in poverty reduction in Nepal : an empirical analysis 

    Dhakal, Dinesh (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2021)
    Cooperatives refer to producer-owned and controlled organizations that improve farmers' livelihoods by correcting market failure. Policy makers consider cooperatives as an appropriate development approach for poverty ...
  • Three essays on labor economics 

    Paul, Tapas (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2021)
    This dissertation addresses labor market issues. The first two chapters deal with employment issues during the great recession using nationally representative data from the Survey of Income and Program Participation. The ...
  • Three essays on racial discrimination 

    Kim, Jeonghun (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2022)
    The first chapter shows that small business owners in credit markets, in particular minority owners, have difficulty in securing sources of capital for their business operation in spite of their economic importance. The ...
  • Three essays on social policy 

    Lee, Sungjin (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2023)
    This dissertation consists of three essays that examine the impact of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) work requirement on program participation using national and state-level administrative and cannabis ...
  • Three essays on the labor market in China 

    Liu, Zixin (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2021)
    This dissertation consists of three chapters studying the impact of different policies in China on its labor market. In particular, we consider the impact of the Cultural Revolution on intergenerational mobility, the impact ...