431 Problem Set 3_1

431 Problem Set 3_1 - Problem Set #3 Econ 431, Dr. Hansen...

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Problem Set #3 Econ 431, Dr. Hansen Due Monday, Feb. 27, by 4 pm to Bryan’s inbox in FOB 130 NOTE: As noted in the syllabus, no late assignments will be graded. You may work on the problem set in a group of up to four members. However, each student should turn in his or her individual problem set, written in his or her own words. Put the names of all those you worked with under a heading “Group” at the top of your problem set. 1. Quality of services: You are a researcher investigating teacher absence in rural village schools in a developing country. You want to understand why teachers are absent from the classroom so often and to find a way to reduce the frequency with which this occurs. a. Create a simple model of teachers’ decisions to be absent. This should consist of at least a utility function for a typical teacher that takes into account three major correlates of absence from Chaudhury et al., a brief explanation and justification of three major assumptions you make, and how three implications of your model are supported or
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