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Structural Estimation and Policy Evaluation in Developing Countries

Petra Todd and Kenneth Wolpin ()
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Kenneth Wolpin: Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania

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Abstract: This paper discusses the use of discrete choice dynamic programming (DCDP) methods for evaluating policies of particular relevance to developing countries, such as policies to reduce child labor and increase school attendance, to improve school quality, to affect immigration flows, to expand old age pension benefits, or to foster small business investment through microfinance. We describe the DCDP framework and how it relates to static models, illustrate its application with an example related to conditional cash transfer programs, consider numerous empirical applications from the literature of how the DCDP methodology has been used to address substantively important policy issues, and discuss methods for model validation.

Keywords: development economics; policy evaluation; dynamic discrete choice models; schooling; migration (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C21 H31 J22 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 38 pages
Date: 2009-07-24
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-dcm, nep-dev, nep-lam, nep-ltv, nep-mfd and nep-mig
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