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  • Luna, Edgar Mauricio
    This dissertation focuses on the US government spending and taxes relationship. Chapter 2 considers the empirical relationship of taxes and spending using Granger causality test robust to parameter instability. The results ...
  • Olsen, Skylar
    The preferences and behavior of economic agents is often highly nuanced and heterogenous, having large impacts on the costs and benefits of different methods employed to acheive environmental goals, such as the production ...
  • Keefer, Ben
    Essays on Risk and Uncertainty: Insights from Behavioral Economics Sensitization, Excess Volatility, and Extraordinary Persistence It is well-documented that stock prices are more volatile than their underlying fundamentals. ...
  • Kuenzel, David Julian
    The overarching theme of this dissertation is the analysis of institutional and macroeconomic factors that shape and interact with international trade. Chapters 1, 2 and 4 of this dissertation examine how institutional ...
  • 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 ...
  • Alam, Shamma Adeeb
    This dissertation is on three essays on issues in development and health economics. In these essays, I try to examine how different health issues affect economic outcomes and vice versa. I examine individual and household ...
  • Aylar, Emre
    This dissertation focuses on the construction of statistical tests to differentiate stationary and non-stationary time series. Chapter 1 deals with non-stationarity induced by a broken trend function and considers testing ...
  • 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 ...
  • Ma, Xuyang
    This dissertation includes three chapters in which the first two are on return predictability and the third is on yield curve and yield factors. The abstract of each of them is as follows: 1), This paper proposes using ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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: ...
  • Saenz, Joseph Floyd
    This work is comprised of three separate works which are summarized as follows: 1.) We develop a new method to estimate private equity funds' market beta from cash flows. Our methodology extends the widely known public ...
  • 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 ...
  • HSU, LIN-CHI
    This dissertation studies topics in the economics of crime and family. In the first chapter, I examine transfer schedules for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program and find a causal relationship between ...
  • Lundberg, Clark C.
    The central focus of this dissertation is to develop robust econometric methods to identify and learn about the effects of time horizon on economic relationships. The first chapter provides a broad overview of some of the ...
  • 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 ...
  • Brent, Daniel Aaron (2014-02-24)
    A canonical example in economics of the difference between marginal and total value is the diamond-water paradox. The high price of diamonds is derived from their rarity; whereas the price of water is low due to its ...
  • Ko, sang bum (2014-02-24)
    This dissertation studies the effects of traditional IRAs and Roth IRAs on household saving and the participation choice between the two types of IRAs in the U.S. The first chapter summarizes the previous literature on ...
  • Cahan, Ercument (2014-02-24)
    In this dissertation we investigate the inferential theory for factor models with large cross-section ($N$) and time series ($T$) dimensions under monotone-missing data. The major contribution of the dissertation is the ...
  • 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 ...

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