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    • Essays on Contract Theory 

      Su, Alice Peng-Ju
      This dissertation is primarily on the contractual design to account for various source of information asymmetry in a principal-agent(s) relationship. In the first chapter, I study the optimal provision of team incentives ...
    • Essays on Contract Theory and Mechanism Design 

      Rodivilov, Alexander
      My dissertation investigates optimal contracts for experimentation and a matching problem for the runway slot allocation. The first chapter of my dissertation examines the role of monitoring in experimentation where agents ...
    • Essays on Corporate Governance and Asset Pricing 

      Kalodimos, Jonathan Anthony
      The first chapter of my thesis examines the effect of corporate governance on performance using nonprofit hospitals as an economic environment with muted external governance mechanisms and patient survival of a heart attack ...
    • Essays on Corruption and Enforcement 

      Henke, Alexander Robert
      This dissertation examines the role and limits of enforcement in environments where the enforcing party faces issues related to corruption and misreporting. In the first chapter, we construct a principal – agent – auditor ...
    • Essays on Economic Impacts of Coral Bleaching: Evidence from Indonesia 

      Chaijaroen, Pasita
      This dissertation explores the economic effects of the 1998 massive coral bleaching on Indonesian households. The first chapter explores the effects on income and labor-related outcomes among fishery households. Results ...
    • Essays on Empirical Macroeconomics 

      Huang, YuFan (2013-11-14)
      The nonlinear time series analysis has been applied widely in many empirical macroeconomic studies and deepened our understanding of the economy. One of the traditional issues of most importance is how to describe the ...
    • Essays on Entrepreneurship and Founder Pre-entry Knowledge 

      Lahiri, Amrita
      This dissertation research extends our understanding of the ways in which founder pre-entry knowledge influences the evolution and performance of start-ups in technologically intensive industries. In the first chapter, I ...
    • Essays on Environmental and Health Economics 

      Zhai, Muxin
      This dissertation examines the linkages between public policy, environment and human health. The first chapter evaluates the environmental impact of the world’s largest Low Emission Zone (LEZ) in London. The second chapter ...
    • Essays on exchange rate dynamics and currency crises in Asia 

      Saxena, Sweta Chaman (2000)
      This dissertation studies theoretical models of causes of and arguments about remedies for currency crises, and empirically examines movements in exchange rates and episodes of crises. In the first chapter, various theoretical ...
    • Essays on Family Law and the Family 

      Wong, Ho Po
      Abstract: This dissertation consists of three essays on the effect of changes in family law in the United States since the divorce revolution in the 1970's on household outcomes. Essay 1: "When Homemakers are Compensated: ...
    • Essays on Financial Econometrics 

      Lee, Jee Young (2012-09-13)
      This dissertation studies the U.S. stock market. The first chapter explores a four-moment CAPM under regime switching which incorporates the risk premia for skewness and kurtosis. As expected, estimates of risk premia for ...
    • Essays on Fiscal Policy, Monetary Policy and Currency Unions: Exploring the Role of Informality and Labor Mobility 

      Bandaogo, Mahama Abdel Samir Sidbewende
      In this dissertation I study how economic activity outside of government control --informality-- impacts policy-making in a small open economy. I also study the impact of labor mobility in a currency union on the welfare ...
    • Essays on growth, human capital, and income distribution 

      Cerra, Valerie (1996)
      The first two chapters present a pair of endogenous growth models with both physical and human capital and a public education input. These papers contribute to the literature on endogenous growth by analyzing a nonrepresentative ...
    • Essays on Health Care Provider Behavior 

      Robertson, Justin Christopher
      Using innovative econometric methods that condition on observed and unobserved characteristics, I estimate patient-specific treatment effects (in particular, Person-Centered Treatment (PeT) effects) for schizophrenia ...
    • Essays on Health, Family, and Work Choices 

      Abramowitz, Joelle (2013-07-25)
      This dissertation investigates how changes in policies, technology, and lifestyles affect individual's decisions about their health, well-being, and life choices. The dissertation primarily focuses on two questions within ...
    • Essays on Healthcare Payments and Operations 

      Nassiri, Shima
      A common objective of my dissertation is to use analytical and empirical models to understand the impact of current healthcare policies on outcomes for stakeholders, cost containment, quality of care, and efficiency of the ...
    • Essays on Heterogeneity in Fiscal Unions 

      Dashkeev, Vladimir
      This dissertation investigates the implications of heterogeneity in fiscal unions for risk sharing and the welfare cost of business cycles. Each chapter considers the United States as a fiscal union, with a heterogeneous ...
    • Essays on Household Behavior in Developing Economies 

      Su, Yu-hsuan
      This dissertation consists of three essays in development economics. I explore various household behaviors in developing economies, using India and Tanzania as examples. The first two chapters focus on urban slums to ...
    • Essays on Inequality, Economic Activity and Globalization: Theory and Evidence 

      Rojas Vallejos, Jorge Humberto
      The recent increase in trade liberalization has had substantial distributional consequences, although the direction of this relationship and the mechanism driving it has been open to debate. This thesis analyzes the impact ...
    • Essays on Information Diffusion and Stock Markets 

      Burt, Aaron P.
      My dissertation is a compilation of three separate research studies that explore how information diffuses in financial markets. The first chapter examines how non-uniform information diffusion through distinct networks ...