產經系 楊博傑 助理教授於
Essays on Investment in Health and Economic Development
：Essays on Investment in Health and Economic Development專書Essays on Investment in Health and Economic DevelopmentYang, Po-ChiehSocial sciences;Education;fertility rate;health investmentThe State University of New YorkThis dissertation includes two complementary works that theoretically and empirically examine the role of health on economic development and individual health investment. Previous literature has well documented the relationship between health, health investment, and economic growth. However, most of past studies have not convincingly overcome the causality issue. This thesis is attempting to overcome the challenge by focusing on the causal effect children’s health investment on economic development, and by establishing the distinct effect of health on investment in health as well as on the natural causal effect of investment in health on health accumulation.
In the first essay, I develop a three-period overlapping generation model with endogenous longevity, fertility rat