David Van Dijcke

David Van Dijcke
University of Michigan | U-M

Master of Science

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Introduction
PhD student in economics at University of Michigan. Research interests: - Econometrics - Industrial Organization - Political Economy https://davidvandijcke.github.io https://twitter.com/packlesshepherd

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Publications (12)
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We use data from the World Values Survey and the Work Orientations Survey to analyse the cyclical nature of work effort and attitudes to work effort. Our aim is to test two competing theories of labor effort, the labor hoarding view and the Shapiro and Stiglitz (1984) 'shirking model'. Self-reported work effort is found to be strongly procyclical,...
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Are lockdown policies effective at inducing physical distancing to counter the spread of COVID-19? Can less restrictive measures that rely on voluntary community action achieve a similar effect? Using data from 40 million mobile devices, we find that a lockdown increases the percentage of people who stay at home by 8% across US counties. Grouping s...
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Physical distancing reduces transmission risks and slows the spread of COVID-19. Local and regional governments in the United States have issued shelter-in-place policies to mandate physical distancing. Yet compliance with these policies is uneven and may be influenced by beliefs about science and topics of scientific consensus. We theorize that in...
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In combating the spread of COVID-19, some governments have been reluctant to adopt lockdown policies due to their perceived economic costs. Such costs can, however, arise even in the absence of restrictive policies, if individuals' independent reaction to the virus slows down the economy. This paper finds that imposing lockdowns leads to lower over...
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Political polarization and competing narratives can undermine public policy implementation. Partisanship may play a particularly important role in shaping heterogeneous responses to collective risk during periods of crisis when political agents manipulate signals received by the public (i.e., alternative facts). We study these dynamics in the Unite...
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Political polarization may undermine public policy response to collective risk, especially in periods of crisis when political actors have incentives to manipulate public perceptions. We study these dynamics in the U.S., focusing on how partisanship has influenced the use of face masks to stem the spread of COVID-19. Using a variety of approaches,...
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Physical distancing reduces transmission risks and slows the spread of COVID-19. Yet compliance with shelter-in-place policies issued by local and regional governments in the United States was uneven and may have been influenced by science skepticism and attitudes towards topics of scientific consensus. Using county–day measures of physical distanc...
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This thesis studies the links between monetary policy, inequality, leverage and financial crises in a Bayesian VAR analysis of a panel of advanced inflation-targeting economies, wherein the policy rate is adjusted for the zero lower bound by means of shadow rate estimates. That way, it finds that monetary policy’s ability to foster financial stabil...
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This article looks at the impact of the 2015 European Central Bank unconventional monetary policy (UMP) on income inequality in the Netherlands. To that end, it uses a panel survey from the Dutch central bank to decompose the contributions of selected UMP channels to the change in household income between two periods (11-13 / 14-16). It finds that...
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This paper estimates the impact of the unconventional monetary policy (UCMP) measures of the European Central Bank on income inequality in the Netherlands. It finds that these measures have been modestly to highly equalizing. These findings are intended to serve as a first indication of the overall distributional impact of ECB UCMP, and more specif...

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