BREAD Working Paper No. 501, February 2017

Impact of Violent Crime on Risk Aversion: Evidence from the Mexican Drug War Ryan Brown, Verónica Montalva, Duncan Thomas, Andrea Velásquez Abstract Whereas attitudes towards risk are thought to play an important role in many decisions over the life-course, factors that affect those attitudes are not fully understood. Using longitudinal survey data collected in Mexico before […]

BREAD Working Paper No. 569, June 2018

On the Long Term Effects of the 1918 U.S. Influenza Pandemic Ryan Brown, Duncan Thomas Abstract Using the 1918 Spanish influenza pandemic, Almond (2006) concludes that in utero exposure to maternal health insults has a large, negative impact on socio-economic status that reaches well into adulthood. A key assumption underlying this research is that birth […]