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  • 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 in Financial Economics 

    Hsu, Wan-Jung
    This dissertation aims to investigate the interaction between financial markets and the real economy both in the short-run and the long-run. The first two chapters study the distinct interactions between different states ...
  • Essays on Machine Learning in Applied Microeconomics 

    Ho, Jenny
    Hedonic models are commonly used to recover the implicit prices of house attributes and local non-market public goods. Yet they are plagued by omitted variable bias when variables that are correlated with the attribute in ...
  • Essays on Labor Supply 

    Hassairi, Nail
    This dissertation consists of essays studying labor supply empirically through the use of an experimental platform set up on Amazon Mechanical Turk online labor market. The essays contribute to measuring labor supply ...
  • Essays on Stock Prices and Equity Premium 

    Lee, Seunghan
    This dissertation studies the role of cash flow in explaining stock price variations and the determination of equity premium after correcting for the measurement error of cash flow growth. In Chapter 1, we incorporate ...
  • Essays in International Finance and Macroeconomics 

    Ozhan, Galip K.
    This dissertation consists of essays in the intersection of international finance, macroeconomics, and monetary economics. The first essay studies the role of the financial sector in affecting domestic resource allocation ...
  • How do Small Players Deduce Beliefs about Uncertainty? A Look at Texas Shale Oil Investments 

    Fillebeen, Thomas
    Derivative markets enable firms to eliminate unwanted risk and, thereby, focus on their core competence. We ask whether small firms respond to changes in complex risk structures, using the emerging Texas shale oil industry. ...
  • 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 Machine Learning and Hedonic Models 

    Yang, Miaoyu
    Chapter 1 and 2: We survey and apply several techniques from the statistical and computer science literature to the problem of demand estimation. We derive novel asymptotic properties for several of these models. To improve ...
  • Essays on the Analysis of Dynamic Games 

    Jiang, Ying
    This dissertation seeks to combine ideas from literature in Machine Learning and the econometric analysis of games, and contributes to the analysis of dynamic competition in the context of high dimensional covariates. ...
  • 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 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 ...
  • Macroeconomic Dynamics of Market Risk Capital Requirements and Credit Supply Interdependence 

    Hubbard, Alex
    The 2008 global financial crisis revealed serious weaknesses in the worldwide banking system and financial regulatory regime. Concerns arose about the possible procyclical effects of risk-sensitive capital requirements ...
  • Essays on Monetary Policy in Small Open Economies 

    So, Inhwan
    This dissertation studies the effects of monetary policy in small open economies. In Chapter 1, I investigate how the openness of banking sector influences the transmission channels of home and international monetary policy ...
  • 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 ...
  • Nonparametric Identication and Structural Estimation of Auction Models 

    He, Ming
    This dissertation contributes to the structural auction literature in two different auction models, namely the pure common value model and the affiliated private value model. The goal of structural analysis of auction data ...
  • Essays on Procurement, Scoring Auction, and Quality Manipulation Corruption 

    Huang, Yangguang
    This dissertation studies the procurement problem with focus on the issue of quality. Most target items of procurement are not standardized goods, but are some customized goods with quality measured by non-monetary attributes. ...
  • Essays on International Asset Allocation and Pricing 

    Kim, Kyungkeun
    My dissertation studies financial asset allocation and pricing in open economy framework. In the first chapter, I investigate why countries with more flexible exchange rate policies tend to hold more domestic bonds in their ...
  • Essays on International Demographic Economics 

    Oxborrow, David Robert
    This dissertation focuses on including realistic demographic structures in macroeconomic frameworks in order to circumvent existing modeling issues, explain current international trends, and forecast the implications of ...
  • 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 ...

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