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Browsing Dissertations and Theses by Subject "Economics"

Browsing Dissertations and Theses by Subject "Economics"

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  • Mseitif, Jesse Lee
    Discourse on the outsourcing of commercial aircraft production has taken place in the fields of economics and labor studies, each with differing observations. Cloud (2011) and Greenberg et al. (2010) argue Boeing's pervasive ...
  • Mseitif, Jesse Lee
    Discourse on the outsourcing of commercial aircraft production has taken place in the fields of economics and labor studies, each with differing observations. Cloud (2011) and Greenberg et al. (2010) argue Boeing's pervasive ...
  • Belyayev, Alexey Vladimirovich (2014-02-24)
    Following the recession of 2008-2009, Gazprom has faced declining demand and rising competition on the European gas market. In addition, the company has encountered rising competition on the domestic gas market and an ...
  • Williams, Jason Robert (2014-02-24)
    Conventional wisdom—reflected in literature reviews as well as newspaper and magazine stories—holds that poor children are at risk for developing obesity and that there is a negative gradient between income and body mass. ...
  • Roth, Joshua A. (2013-04-17)
    Background Recent advances in genomic science present opportunities to "personalize" pharmaceutical treatments and improve health outcomes. However, such improvements are impeded by sparse evidence assessing pharmacogenomic ...
  • Khera, Nandita (2013-04-17)
    Graft failure, disease recurrence and secondary malignancy are the main indications for a second allogeneic transplant following a prior allogeneic (allo-allo) or autologous (auto-allo) hematopoietic cell transplantation ...
  • Gilles, Rodica (2012-09-13)
    This dissertation presents an economic analysis of patient-provider communication through secure messaging. Section 1 presents the evolution of secure messaging. Section 2 aims to determine whether secure messages can ...
  • Luo, Sui (2013-11-14)
    The relative importance of permanent (trend) versus cyclical shocks to GDP has been a central issue in macroeconomics since the work of Nelson and Plosser (1982). Morley et al. (2003) find large trend shocks. In contrast, ...
  • Lee, Dong
    This dissertation consists of three chapters. The first chapter, "What Makes a Commodity Currency?", looks at real exchange rate behavior of developing countries that depend heavily on commodity exports. A primary purpose ...
  • Masuda, Yuta Jason
    Gender and development is a primary goal in international development policy, and the status of women and girls is so important to the development agenda that the United Nations explicitly stated gender equality as its ...
  • Sun, Xiaolin (2014-02-24)
    Estimating the volatilities and correlations of asset returns plays an important role in portfolio and risk management. As of late, interest in the estimation of the covariance matrix of large dimensional portfolios has ...
  • Kim, Jaeho (2014-04-30)
    This dissertation explores important macroeconomics issues based on Bayesian Econometrics tools developed. One goal of the first chapter of the dissertation is to develop an efficient Markov-Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) algorithm ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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: ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...

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