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Title: Essays in applied microeconomic theory
Author: Peacey, Michael William
Awarding Body: University of Bristol
Current Institution: University of Bristol
Date of Award: 2013
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This thesis comprises four essays that apply a range of techniques in microeconomic theory to address an eclectic collection of problems. The first essay explores the peer review process, and asks how the diffusion of information is determined by the procedure followed by reviewers. The second essay models the way in which students learn, and applies the model to reforms in higher education. The third essay examines charitable giving, in particular by finding and explaining the incidence of donations which are large and anonymous. The final essay investigates the effects of the controversial 'Stamp Duty Land Tax' imposed on house . buyers in the UK, and characterizes the winners and losers from the distortion caused by the tax.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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