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De la Croix, David 1964-

Works: 267 works in 570 publications in 3 languages and 3,916 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, dgs, Contributor, Opponent, Other, Thesis advisor, Honoree, Editor, Publishing director, Author of introduction
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Most widely held works by David De la Croix
A theory of economic growth : dynamics and policy in overlapping generations by David De la Croix( )

28 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book provides an in-depth treatment of the overlapping generations model in economics incorporating production. In chapter 1, the authors investigate competitive equilibria and corresponding dynamics: existence and uniqueness of equilibrium, global dynamics of capital (including poverty traps), and various extensions of the model. Chapter 2 analyzes the optimality of allocations in this framework, using both the value function and marginal approaches. Optimality with unbounded growth is also analyzed. Policy issues, including the Second Welfare Theorem, pensions, government spending, and optimal taxation, are discussed in chapter 3. The notion of public debt is introduced in chapter 4, and the sustainability of policies with budget deficits/surpluses is examined
Fertility, education, growth, and sustainability by David De la Croix( )

23 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fertility choices depend not only on the surrounding culture but also on economic incentives, which have important consequences for inequality, education and sustainability. This book outlines parallels between demographic development and economic outcomes, explaining how fertility, growth and inequality are related. It provides a set of general equilibrium models where households choose their number of children, analysed in four domains. First, inequality is particularly damaging for growth as human capital is kept low by the mass of grown-up children stemming from poor families. Second, the cost of education can be an important determining factor on fertility. Third, fertility is sometimes viewed as a strategic variable in the power struggle between different cultural, ethnic and religious groups. Finally, fertility might be affected by policies targeted at other objectives. Incorporating new findings with the discussion of education policy and sustainability this book is a significant addition to the literature on growth."--Publisher's website
To segregate or to integrate : education politics and democracy by David De la Croix( )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The governments of nearly all countries are major providers of primary and secondary education to their citizens. In some countries, however, public schools coexist with private schools, while in others the government is the sole provider of education. In this study, we ask why different societies make different choices regarding the mix of private and public schooling. We develop a theory which integrates private education and fertility decisions with voting on public schooling expenditures. In a given political environment, high income inequality leads to more private education, as rich people opt out of the public system. More private education, in turn, results in an improved quality of public education, because public spending can be concentrated on fewer students. Comparing across political systems, we find that concentration of political power can lead to multiple equilibria in the determination of public education spending. The main predictions of the theory are consistent with state-level and micro data from the United States as well as cross-country evidence from the PISA study
Clans, guilds, and markets : apprenticeship institutions and growth in the pre-industrial economy by David De la Croix( )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the centuries leading up to the Industrial Revolution, Western Europe gradually pulled ahead of other world regions in terms of technological creativity, population growth, and income per capita. We argue that superior institutions for the creation and dissemination of productive knowledge help explain the European advantage. We build a model of technological progress in a preindustrial economy that emphasizes the person-to-person transmission of tacit knowledge. The young learn as apprentices from the old. Institutions such as the family, the clan, the guild, and the market organize who learns from whom. We argue that medieval European institutions such as guilds, and specific features such as journeymanship, can explain the rise of Europe relative to regions that relied on the transmission of knowledge within closed kinship systems (extended families or clans)
Capital humain et dualisme sur le marché du travail by Etienne Wasmer( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in French and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'objectif de cet ouvrage est d'explorer les interactions économiques majeures entre le capital humain, le fonctionnement du marché du travail et la croissance régionale. La première partie traite du dualisme sur le marché du travail en Belgique et dans les pays développés. La deuxième aborde les liens fondamentaux entre capital humain et emploi. La troisième explore les implications macroéconomiques en matière de croissance et de convergence régionale. Une annexe statistique illustre l'état du marché du travail et de l'offre de qualifications en Belgique et dans les régions européennes. Cet ouvrage intéressera tout particulièrement les professeurs et étudiants en sciences économiques, les décideurs politiques, les institutions publiques, les collectivités locales
A Soul's View of the Optimal Population Problem by David De la Croix( )

5 editions published in 2021 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A long-standing challenge for welfare economics is to develop welfare criteria that can be applied to allocations with different population levels. Such a criterion is essential to resolve the optimal population problem, i.e., the tradeoff between population size and the welfare of each person alive. A welfare criterion that speaks to this issue inherently requires evaluating the welfare of nonexistent people, because some people exist only in some allocations but not in others. To make progress, we consider the population problem in an environment where population is variable, but there is a fixed supply of souls, who may experience multiple incarnations over time. Rather than pondering the value of nonexistence, from the souls' perspective comparing larger or smaller populations merely involves valuing shorter or longer waits until the next incarnation. We argue that such comparisons are possible on the basis of introspection and lead to intuitive welfare criteria with attractive properties. We emphasize that one does not have to believe in reincarnation to accept the resulting criteria; rather, reincarnation serves as a metaphor to facilitate the necessary utility comparisons
Dynamics and monetary policy in a fair wage model of the business cycle ECB/CEPR Labour Market Workshop on Wage and Labour Cost Dynamics by David De la Croix( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We first build a fair wage model in which effort varies over the business cycle. This mechanism decreases the need for other sources of sluggishness to explain the observed high inflation persistence. Second, we confront empirically our fair wage model with a New Keynesian model based on the standard assumption ofmonopolistic competition in the labor market. We show that, in terms of overallfit, the fair wage model outperforms the New Keynesian one. The extension ofthe fair wage model with lagged wage is judged insignificant by the data, but the extension based on a rent sharing argument including firm's productivity gains inthe fair wage is not. Looking at the implications for monetary policy, we conclude that the additional trade-off problem created by the inefficient real wage behavior significantly affect nominal interest rates and inflation outcomes
Essays on the Effects of Migration and Demographic Factors on Labor Markets and Human Capital Accumulation by Zainab Iftikhar( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aging and pensions in general equilibrium labor market imperfections matter by David De la Croix( )

2 editions published in 2010 in German and English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Capital humain et dualisme sur le marché du travail by Sergio Perelman( )

in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vintage human capital, demographic trends and endogenous growth by Raouf Boucekkine( Book )

9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The child is father of the man' : implications for the demographic transition by David De la Croix( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religions, fertility, and growth in South-East Asia by David De la Croix( )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We investigate the extent to which religions' pronatalism is detrimental to growth via the fertility/education channel. Using censuses from South-East Asia, we first estimate an empirical model of fertility and show that having a religious affiliation significantly raises fertility, especially for couples with intermediate to high education levels. We next use these estimates to identify the parameters of a structural model of fertility choice. On average, Catholicism is the most pro-child religion (increasing total spending on children), followed by Buddhism, while Islam has a strong pro-birth component (redirecting spending from quality to quantity). We show that pro-child religions depress growth in the early stages of growth by lowering savings, physical capital, and labor supply. These effects account for 10% to 30% of the actual growth gaps between countries over 1950-1980. At later stages of growth, pro-birth religions lower human capital accumulation, explaining between 10% to 20% of the growth gap between Muslim and Buddhist countries over 1980-2010
Modelling vintage structures with DDEs : principles and applications by Raouf Boucekkine( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Union-firm bargaining, investment and equilibrium unemployment by David De la Croix( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Underemployment of Labour and equipment in a bargaining model with forward-looking behavior by David De la Croix( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Childbearing postponement, its option value, and the biological clock by David De la Croix( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having children is like investing in a risky project. Postponing birth is like delaying an irreversible investment. It has an option value, which depends on its costs and benefits, and in particular on the additional risks motherhood brings. We develop a parsimonious theory of childbearing postponement along these lines. We derive its implications for asset accumulation, income, optimal age at first birth, and childlessness. The structural parameters are estimated by matching the predictions of the model to data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth NLSY79. The uncertainty surrounding income growth is shown to increase with childbearing, and this increase is stronger for more educated people. This effect alone can explain why the age at first birth and the childlessness rate both increase with education. We use the model to simulate two hypothetical policies. Providing free medically assisted reproduction technology does not affect the age at first birth much, but lowers the childlessness rate. Insuring mothers against income risk is powerful in lowering the age at first birth
Intertemporal substitution in import demand and habit formation by David De la Croix( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To study non-durable import demand, we extend previous work done by Clarida (1994) and Ceglowski (1991) by considering a two-good version of the life cycle model in which we introduce time-nonseparability in the households' preferences. The model is estimated using quarterly data for US and France. Using the infor- mation contained in the observed stochastic and deterministic trends, we derive a cointegration restriction used to estimate curvature parameters of the instantaneous utility function. The remaining parameters are estimated in a second step by GMM. The constancy of the different parameters is investigated, both in the long and the short-run. Habit formation turns out to be an important factor of import demand
Endogenous childlessness and stages of development by Thomas Baudin( Book )

3 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although developing countries are characterized by high average fertility rates, they are as concerned by childlessness as developed countries. Beyond natural sterility, there are two main types of childlessness: one driven by poverty and another by the high opportunity cost of childrearing. We measure the importance of the components of childlessness with a structural model of fertility and marriage. Deep parameters are identified using census data from 36 developing countries. As average education increases, poverty-driven childlessness first decreases to a minimum, and then the opportunity-driven part of childlessness increases. We show that neglecting the endogenous response of marriage and childlessness may lead to a poor understanding of the impact that social progress, such as universal primary education, may have on completed fertility. The same holds for family planning, closing the gender pay gap, and the eradication of child mortality
Union-monopoly 'efficient' bargaining reconsidered by David De la Croix( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Fertility, education, growth, and sustainability
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