Resources for Graduate Students:
Models of Poverty and Human Development
USAID (2005) Developing and Assessing Poverty Assessment Tools:
Uganda Accuracy Report: Uses survey data to predict
Household poverty using key data on assets and other characteristics using
a range of regression techniques from OLS to Probit
Health Poverty Traps
Chakraborty. S and M. Das (2003) “ Mortality, Human Capital and Persistent Inequality”
Duration models (or survival analysis):
Revised Ed 1-881228-84-3 Stata Publications. Nice introduction to survival analysis,
See also chapter 2 on hazard functions.
University of Essex 2005 Course on Survival Analysis with Stata EC698 Stephen Jenkins
Stephen P. Jenkins and J. A. Rigg (2001) Dynamics of poverty in Britain
(nice application of survival analysis).
Ralph Sezter (2005) The Political Economy of Fixed Exchange rates: a survival analysis”
Another nice application of survival analysis.
Program Evaluation: Ravallion (2005) Evaluating Anti-poverty Programs
Panel and Dynamic Panel Econometrics
Roodman, David (2006) How to Do xtabond2: An Introduction to "Difference" and "System" GMM in Stata –
CGD Working Paper 103,
Attanasio, Orazio, Lucio Picci and Antonello Scorcu (1998) “Savings, Growth and Investment: A
using a panel of countries”
of N and T tradeoffs and methods – working paper version of ReStat 2000 paper below.
Attanasio, Orazio, Lucio Picci and Antonello Scorcu (2000) “Savings, Growth and Investment: A
macroeconomic analysis using a panel of countries”Review of Economics and Statistics, 82:2,182-211.
Attanasio, Orazio, Costas Meghir and Miguel Szekely (2003) “Using randomized experiments and structural
models of scaling up: Evidence
from the Progresa evaluation” ABCDE
Baltagi, (2000) To Pool or not to Pool : Homogenous Versus Heterogeneous Estimators Applied to Cigarette
Demand” Review of Economics and Statistics, 82:1,117-126.
Judson, Ruth and Ann Owen (1996) “Estimating Dynamic Panel Data Models: A Practical Guide
for Macroeconomists” Federal Reserve Board of Governors, January 1996
Lloyd, Tim, Oliver Morrissey and Robert Osei (2001) “Problems with Pooling in Panel Data Analysis for
Developing Countries: The Case of Aid and Trade Relationships” CREDIT Research Paper No. 01/14
Paper/thesis writing style guidelines:
Obstfeld and Rogoff’s International Economics
Examples of Accepted Dissertation proposals:
Completed Dissertation Examples
Right click on these links and choose “save target as”
Stata Transfer6 (unzip to any directory on hard drive and run setup)
PhD Students: where at they now?
Jovis Bellot (USAID
consultant to the Central Bank of
Marcelo La Fluer,
Mary Laecy (Asst.
Professor of Economics at
Apolinar Mesa (now teaching Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra and
Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo in their Master’s Program)
Juan Molina (CRS San Antonio Advocate for Immigration Policy)