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The modeling of the composite behavior of households in developing countries

Objective



Because of the deficiency of market structures but also because of the living standards, many behavioral phenomena cannot be separated in many developing countries. The modeling of the composite behavior of households in developing countries implies complications both in the economic optimisation program and in the econometric specification. I study the theoretical properties of non standard and nonseparable models, the specification of technologies, and advanced estimation methods adapted to these models.
Several models should be estimated:
- allocation of time among daily activities - technology for the health and nutrition status - consumption choices
- production decisions.
The results expected are:
- A clarification of the theoretical properties of composite behavior models.
- The estimation of interactions between the economic behavior and the human resources status, for the households of Rwanda.
- The derivation of applied welfare analysis and development policy conclusions.

Funding Scheme

RGI - Research grants (individual fellowships)

Coordinator

The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Oxford
Address
Manor Road
OX1 3UL Oxford
United Kingdom

Participants (1)

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France