Three Essays on the Applied Microeconomics of Households
Petrova, Petia. “Three Essays on the Applied Microeconomics of Households”, Boston College, 2004. http://hdl.handle.net/2345/1809.
The first chapter (with Richard Arnott) considers an atomistic developer who decides when and at what density to develop his land, under a property value tax system characterized by three time-invariant tax rates. The second chapter adds to the controversial literature on private annuities. The third chapter examines whether a parent's illness causes adult children to provide their parents with financial assistance.