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    • Adopting the Euro in the Midst of Crisis. Lithuania: a Case Study 

      Maila, Julianne
      Lithuania has been one of only three nations to adopt the euro since the global financial crisis rocked the world and tested the viability of the Eurozone as a single currency union. Despite uncertainty about the future ...
    • Another Look at Stock Return Comovement: Some New Evidence and Test 

      Deng, Kaihua
      The study of the comovement between asset returns reflects an ongoing effort by economists to understand investment risk in financial markets. Building on previous findings, in the current thesis I provide some new evidence ...
    • Beliefs, Choice Structure, and Human Capital Investment 

      Huntington-Klein, Nicholas Chandler
      The decision to pursue a college education has extensive economic implications, and economists have studied this decision for decades. However, the current economic approach to educational choice oversimplifies the decision, ...
    • Boeing's Behavior in a Liberalized Marketplace: The 787 Dreamliner Project and Impact on Puget Sound Workers 

      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 ...
    • Boeing's Behavior in a Liberalized Marketplace: The 787 Dreamliner Project and Impact on Puget Sound Workers 

      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 ...
    • Changes on the European Gas Market: Implications for Gazprom 

      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 ...
    • Childhood income dynamics and adult adiposity 

      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. ...
    • Comparative Effectiveness Approaches to Evaluate Pharmacogenomic Technology 

      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 ...
    • Cost-Utility Analysis of Medications for Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis: A United States Third-Party Payer Perspective 

      Pistoresi, Ryan Hay
      Background: Many new disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) have recently been approved for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) in the United States. Objective: To assess the values of 10 first-line therapies for ...
    • Costs of second allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation 

      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 ...
    • An Economic Analysis of Secure Messaging between Patients and Providers 

      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 ...
    • Empirical Analysis on U.S. Real Output 

      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, ...
    • Essays in Financial Intermediation and Credit Risk 

      Pereira, Javier Marcelo
      This dissertation focuses on issues in financial intermediation and sovereign credit risk. With the enactment of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) in 1999, the long-standing barriers between commercial and investment banking ...
    • Essays in International Finance 

      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 ...
    • Essays investigating gender and development in rural Ethiopia 

      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 ...
    • Essays on Applications of the Factor Model 

      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 ...
    • Essays on Bayesian Econometrics 

      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 ...
    • 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 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 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 ...