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Warn N. Lekfuangfu

Warn N. Lekfuangfu
Universidad Carlos 3 de Madrid · Economics

PhD

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Introduction
Warn N. Lekfuangfu currently works at the Faculty of Economics, Chulalongkorn University. Warn does research in Development Economics, Health Economics and Labor Economics. Their most recent publication is 'War, Migration and the Origins of the Thai Sex Industry'. See my personal webpage at https://sites.google.com/site/warnlekfuangfu/
Additional affiliations
September 2010 - present
The London School of Economics and Political Science
Position
  • Research Affiliate
October 2009 - present
University College London
Position
  • PhD Student
Education
September 2009 - April 2015
University College London
Field of study
  • Economics

Publications

Publications (24)
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This study (i) provides a comprehensive analysis of the determinants of educational and occupational aspirations of teenagers; (ii) analyses the link between aspirations and achievements, and (iii) explores the effects of unmet aspirations on life satisfaction. Using the British 1958 NCDS cohort data that follow individuals nearly 60 years since bi...
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The paper provides credible evidence for life expectancy as a key determinant of optimal decisions on children's human capital accumulation. The widespread use of landmines in Cambodia's civil conflict since the 1970s, followed by a large-scale international landmine clearance effort, allows for the examination of a causal relationship between life...
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How do voting institutions affect incentives of committees to vote expressively? We model a committee that chooses whether to approve a proposal that some members may consider ethical. Members who vote for the proposal receive expressive utility, and all members pay a cost if the proposal is accepted. Committee members may have different depths of...
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Two major forces, namely rapid advancements in technology and changes in global supply chains, can independently affect how labor markets operate. Little is known about the impact of these intertwined forces in combination. This study extends Frey and Osborne’s (2017) machine learning approach that explores this issue. We incorporate the features t...
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The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted working life in many ways, the negative consequences of which may be distributed unevenly under lockdown regulations. In this paper, we construct a new set of pandemic-related indices from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) using factor analysis. The indices capture two key dimensions of job task requir...
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To what extent do childhood experiences continue to affect adult wellbeing over the life course? Previous work on this link has been carried out either at one particular adult age or for some average over adulthood. We here use two British birth-cohort datasets (the 1958 NCDS and the 1970 BCS) to map out the time profile of the effect of childhood...
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This paper analyzes the determinants behind the spatial distribution of the sex industry in Thailand. We relate the development of the sex industry to an early temporary demand shock, that is, US military presence during the Vietnam War. Comparing the surroundings of Thai military bases used by the US army to districts close to unused Thai bases, w...
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We analyse the relationship between early maternal employment and child emotional and behavioural outcomes in early childhood and adolescence. Using rich data from a cohort of children born in the UK in the early 1990s, we find little evidence of a strong statistical relationship between early maternal employment and any of the emotional outcomes....
Thesis
This thesis focuses on three dimensions of human capital formation: investment during childhood, the role of incentives on household's investment decision and the returns to the investment. Chapter 2 examines the infuence of family and school environments during different childhood periods on skill formation in adulthood. It explores a large set of...
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Many economists and educators favour public support for education on the premise that education improves the overall quality of life of citizens. However, little is known about the different pathways through which education shapes people's satisfaction with life overall. One reason for this is because previous studies have traditionally analysed th...
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We propose a model in which parents have a subjective belief about the impact of their investment on the early skill formation of their children. This subjective belief is determined in part by locus of control (LOC), i.e., the extent to which individuals believe that their actions can influence future outcomes. Using a unique British cohort survey...
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Many economists and educators favour public support for education on the premise that education improves the overall well-being of citizens. However, little is known about the causal pathways through which education shapes people’s subjective well-being (SWB). This paper explores the direct and indirect well-being effects of extra schooling induced...

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