Special Issue "The Role of Education and Health in Economic Development"


A special issue of Economies (ISSN 2227-7099).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2015)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Nishith Prakash
Department of Economics, Human Rights Institute University of Connecticut, 365 Fairfield Way, Oak Hall, Room 331, Storrs, CT 06269-1063, USA
Website: http://www.econ.uconn.edu/faculty/prakash/
Fax: +1 860 486 4463
Interests: economics of education; health economics; public policy; program evaluation; field experiments
Guest Editor
Dr. Edward C. Hoang
Department of Economics, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918, USA
Website: http://www.uccs.edu/ehoang
Interests: macroeconomics; macroeconomic policy analysis; public economics
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Arnab K. Basu
Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
Website: http://dyson.cornell.edu/people/profiles/basu.php
Fax: +1 607 255 9984
Interests: development economics; labor economics; international economics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We welcome submissions of papers in all areas of development economics with an emphasis on exploring the impact of education and health on economic development. Specific topics include but are not limited to: AIDS, climate, conditional transfers, cultural legacies, disease, dropout, economic growth, education, foreign investment, gender gaps, geography, health, historical legacies, human capital development, impact evaluation, incentives, income, infrastructure, labor policies that promote productive employment, macroeconomic management, malaria, mortality, perceived returns to education, poverty, and protection against the effects of environmental shocks, randomized controlled trial, schooling, student resources, teacher training, technology, trade, and water.

Dr. Nishith Prakash
Dr. Edward C. Hoang
Guest Editors


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  • Conditional transfers
  • school access
  • gender gaps
  • education
  • incentives
  • dropout
  • perceived returns to education
  • poverty
  • development
  • technology
  • impact evaluation
  • teacher training
  • student resources
  • randomized controlled trial
  • AIDS
  • mortality
  • malaria
  • health
  • water
  • disease
  • income
  • schooling
  • economic growth

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p. 124-146
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Economies 2014, 2(2), 124-146; doi:10.3390/economies2020124
Received: 25 October 2013 / Revised: 22 April 2014 / Accepted: 9 June 2014 / Published: 18 June 2014
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p. 78-94
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Economies 2014, 2(1), 78-94; doi:10.3390/economies2010078
Received: 26 September 2013 / Revised: 31 December 2013 / Accepted: 20 February 2014 / Published: 20 March 2014
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