Doctorate – An analysis of the distributive effects of public policies and their spillovers

Tipo de evento: 
Defesa
Data e hora: 
23/04/2020 - 14:00 to 17:00

 

Alan André Borges Da Costa

Doctorate – An analysis of the distributive effects of public policies and their spillovers

Advisor: Prof. Dr. Ricardo de Abreu Madeira

Comission: Profs. Drs. Naercio Aquino Menezes Filho, Bruno Ferman and Cristine Campos de Xavier Pinto

 ABSTRACT*

The aim of this work is to define, identify and estimate the direct, indirect, total andsaturation effects (proportion of treated subjects) on the several quantiles of the outcomevariable in the presence of treatment spillover. Exploring the variation resulting fromtwo stage randomization, we propose estimators to measure the horizontal and verticaldistances (marginal quantile) between treatment and control groups. In addition wedefined, identified and estimated the derivative of the marginal quantile with respectto saturation by decomposing it into direct and spillover effects. Finally, the empiricalapplication uses the database of a random experiment performed in Mexico that allowsus to estimate the proposed objects using the participation and trust indexes in poorcommunities as outcome variables. The results show that there are direct effects, positiveand negative, for the tails of the distribution. An additional exercise reveals evidence ofheterogeneous spillover effects. With this database it is not possible to state for a givenpercentile that there is a relationship, positive or negative, between marginal quantilesand the several levels saturation, that is, it is not evident that increasing the proportionof treated subjects will result in greater (direct or spillover) effects of treatment.

 *Abstract provided by the author

 

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