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Long-Term Effects of Early-Life Exposure to Tropical Cyclones

This study evaluates the long-run effects of early-life exposure to tropical cyclones on the socioeconomic performance of individuals in China. We identify significantly negative effects of gestational typhoon exposure on the educational attainment …

The Retreat of the Miasma: An Empirical Study on the Effects of China's Malaria Control on Public Health

This paper studies the effects of malaria control on the health of pregnant women and infants in 1960s and 1970s China by using the China In-depth Fertility Survey of Guangdong. By using a difference-in-difference model, this paper finds the …

Effects of Drought on Infant Mortality in China

This paper focuses on Guizhou Province, a region with difficult geographical conditions and poor economic development, to examine the effect of rainfall shocks on contemporaneous infant health and socioeconomic outcomes in China. The study results …

Indoor air quality and health: Empirical evidence from fluoride pollution in China

In this paper we conducted an econometric analysis to investigate the impacts of fluoride pollution on health. Burning high-fluoride-content coal indoors is the primary source of fluoride pollution in Guizhou Province of China. Exploiting …

Favoritism in Meritocracy: Evidence from the Chinese Imperial Examination in Ming Dynasty

The Chinese imperial examination system was an important institutional creation that promoted meritocracy in the Imperial China. However, the impartiality of the merit-based selection process could be damaged by the top officials in the central …

The Power of Intelligence Element:The Long-Term Impact of the Prevention of Iodine Deficiency Disease on Economic Development of China

Iodine deficiency is a serious disease that could threaten people's intelligence development and inhibit the economic growth in China. This paper study the long-term impact of the prevention of iodine deficiency disease in China by using the micro …

The Revolution of Water Resource: Exploitation of Groundwater and Agricultural Development in China (1963-1978)

This paper studies the impact of the exploitation of groundwater on the development of agriculture in China by using the county-level panel data of Henan from 1963 to 1978. The estimation of difference-in-difference model shows that: the crop yield …

Bureaucratic Governance and Econmimc Development: A Historical Investigation of Southwest China in Qing Dynasty

This paper studies the short-term and the long-term economic consequence of Qing's policy of bureaucratization of native officers in Southwest China. We find that, in Qing Dyansty, the population density and human capital are both higher in those …