NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Nadia Doytch

Brooklyn College, CUNY
Department of Economics,
Koppelman School of Business
2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11210

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NBER Working Papers and Publications

April 2016Nutrient Intake: A Cross-National Analysis of Trends and Economic Correlates
with Dhaval M. Dave, Inas Rashad Kelly: w22179
Nutrition is a key input in the health production function, and a better understanding of how we eat can aid in guiding effective policy change towards better population health. This study documents prevalence rates, trends in, and potential correlates of nutrient intake for panels of countries, categorized by geographical regions and levels of development. We assemble data from 209 countries, spanning 51 years (1961-2011), based on original data compilations using 960 country-years for BMI, 370 country-years for glucose, and 321 country-years for cholesterol. Our estimates inform the nature and scope of nutrient intake on a global scale, and contribute towards an understanding of the drivers of the general upward trend in food intake and obesity. The cross-national trends, across countrie...

Published: Dhaval Dave & Nadia Doytch & Inas Rashad Kelly, 2016. "Nutrient intake: A cross-national analysis of trends and economic correlates," Social Science & Medicine, vol 158, pages 158-167. citation courtesy of

January 2016EU Accession and Foreign Owned Firms in Bulgaria
with Zadia M. Feliciano: w21860
Bulgaria signed the Europe Association Agreement (EAA) in 1995 and the European Union accession treaty in 2005. Accession had the effect of increasing FDI in Bulgaria. We analyze World Bank BEEPS firm level data for 2007 to better understand characteristics and performance of foreign firms in Bulgaria. We estimate linear probability and logit models to determine the likelihood a firm is foreign in Bulgaria. Regressions show foreign manufacturing firms in Bulgaria are larger than domestic firms, have lower capital to labor ratios and are more likely to export. Foreign service sector firms are larger than domestic firms, have lower capital to labor ratios, are more likely to export and to locate in Sofia, the capital. Our analysis points to limited success of foreign firms in Bulgaria. Regr...

Published: Zadia M. Feliciano & Nadia Doytch, 2017. "EU accession and foreign-owned firms in Bulgaria," Post-Communist Economies, vol 29(3), pages 392-404.

 
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