Determinants Of The Dynamic Changes In Iran’s Fertility Rate

The drivers of fertility rate have been studied in the literature in global, regional and national scale for a long period. A number of previous studies suppose that fertility rate may be affected due to changes in political institutions, female education, income, household expenditures, marriage age, urbanization, globalization, etc. Instead of the approach towards fertility … Continue reading Determinants Of The Dynamic Changes In Iran’s Fertility Rate

Consider Culture – The Importance of Controlling for Culture in Behavioral and Experimental Economics

In this post I argue that leaving culture out of consideration in empirical studies in the fields of Behavioral and Experimental Economics can put the generality of results found at danger. The starting point of my argument is the omitted variable bias. When relevant independent variables are left out in empirical analysis, the results obtained … Continue reading Consider Culture – The Importance of Controlling for Culture in Behavioral and Experimental Economics

Why the Inka King Atawallpa didn´t conquer Spain – Geography or Institutions?

  One of the biggest showdowns of history was the clash of the mighty Inka King Atawallpa and the Spanish conqueror Francisco Pizarro at the 16 of November, 1532. Pizarro was delegated from the Spanish king Karl, which was the most powerful ruler in Europe to that time. Contrary, Atawallpa ruled the geographical largest empire … Continue reading Why the Inka King Atawallpa didn´t conquer Spain – Geography or Institutions?

Effect of Women Education and Employment On Fertility Rate

Have you ever considered thinking on why the fertility rates in some countries are very high while significantly low, even below the replacement rate, in other countries? There can be numerous social, cultural and economical factors that high fertility rate is persistent in some countries. Poverty, lack of education and awareness, teenage marriage and motherhood, … Continue reading Effect of Women Education and Employment On Fertility Rate