Essays in Public and Urban Economics

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dc.contributor.advisor Brugiavini, Agar it_IT Romani, Giulia <1992> it_IT 2023-03-14 it_IT 2024-02-21T12:05:52Z 2024-02-21T12:05:52Z 2023-04-21 it_IT
dc.description.abstract The first chapter of my Thesis deals with the local impact of rationalisation policies (i.e. public spending cuts) in the field of school services. I combine a staggered difference-in-differences (DID) model with an instrumental variable strategy (IV) that exploits institutional thresholds for school closures, demonstrating how drastic cuts in public school services negatively influence demographic and income dynamics at local level. For the second chapter, I gained access to administrative data of the Italian Social Security Institute (INPS) through the highly competitive VisitINPS Programme. Using a two-steps estimation á la Combes et al. (2008) along with a shift-share IV, I show that the uneven growth of knowledge-intensive sectors produces multiplicative effects on the employment of local workers, decreases their probability of migration, and increases house prices more than nominal wages, resulting in a reduction of real wages. Finally, the third chapter uses unique historical data that I personally collected from the Italian Ministry of Interior to look at the extent to which institutional design has influenced the efficacy of a massive regional development programme (Cassa del Mezzogiorno). Specifically, through a DID model I demonstrate that - in institutionally-fragile settings - the devolution of authority over public investments can generate dynamics of distributive politics, in the form of partisan alignment effects. it_IT
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dc.publisher Università Ca' Foscari Venezia it_IT
dc.rights © Giulia Romani, 2023 it_IT
dc.title Essays in Public and Urban Economics it_IT
dc.title.alternative Essays in Public and Urban Economics it_IT
dc.type Doctoral Thesis it_IT Economia it_IT Dottorato it_IT Dipartimento di Economia it_IT
dc.description.academicyear D2_appello_10-04-23 it_IT
dc.rights.accessrights openAccess it_IT
dc.thesis.matricno 956425 it_IT
dc.subject.miur SECS-P/01 ECONOMIA POLITICA it_IT
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dc.provenance.upload Giulia Romani (, 2023-03-14 it_IT
dc.provenance.plagiarycheck Agar Brugiavini (, 2023-04-10 it_IT

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