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Roads to development? The distributional effects of market access on wages: evidence from Kenya

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This thesis analyses the heterogeneous and distributional effects of changes in trans- port infrastructure on city level wages in Kenya. To do this I develop a consistent theory, dichotomising industries into tradeable and non-tradeable, and adopting a suffcient statistic approach, using market access. To empirically evaluate these questions, I construct two novel data sets digitising historical Statistical Abstracts and Michelin maps between 1992 and 2010. This new data on wages by indust...

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SSD
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Economics
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MPhil
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Masters
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University of Oxford
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2020-06-04

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