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    • (Debt) Overhang: Evidence from Resource Extraction 

      Wittry, Michael David
      I study the empirical importance of debt overhang using a unique dataset on resource extraction firms, which provides ex ante measures of investment opportunities and important variation in the terms of a firm's obligations. ...
    • 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 Information Structure and Corporate Policies 

      Chen, Alvin
      These essays explore the connection between the structure of information and corporate policies. The first essay, "Firm Performance Pay as Insurance for Workers," studies a setting in which non-executive workers compete ...
    • Essays on optimal bidding strategies in sponsored search advertising auctions 

      Chatterjee, Prabirendra (2013-11-14)
      In this dissertation, I model generalized second price (GSP) auction for keyword search to analyze the optimal bidding strategies of the participating advertisers. The results also apply to a more general setting where ...
    • Essays on Similarities Between Executives and Investors 

      Cheong, Harvey
      The first chapter of my dissertation examines the effect of similarity in personal characteristics between start-up executives and investor principals on whether the start-up obtains funding from the investor, as well as ...
    • Essays on Social Media Fundraising and E-Commerce 

      Tan, Xue
      This dissertation has two components: social media fundraising and e-commerce. The first component of social media fundraising discusses social media users’ charitable content generation in essay 1 and charitable giving ...
    • Income Shifting Incentives and Offshored U.S. Jobs 

      Williams, Braden Mern
      This study uses a small, but detailed sample of offshored U.S. jobs from a program within the Department of Labor called Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) to examine the association between international income shifting ...
    • Is the risk of product market predation a cost of disclosure? 

      Bernard, Darren
      Competitors engage in product market predation when they lower prices or increase expenditures on non-price competition with the goal of forcing a rival to exit. This study provides evidence consistent with the hypothesis ...
    • Moral Hazard and Hospital Physician Integration 

      Wang, Karen Florence
      Despite the importance of the hospital physician relationship, little is known about hospital physician integration. In this dissertation, I examine how integration solves moral hazard problems in a principal-agent ...