Recent Submissions

  • Essays on Social Demand Estimation: Evidence from CAPS and Steam 

    Clayton, Andrew
    This dissertation examines the role of peer influence on the demand decisions made by socially connected consumers within markets for household investment and digital video games. In both applications, novel and rich data ...
  • Essays on Bristol Bay Sockeye Salmon Commercial Fishery – Management Policies and Pricing Mechanism 

    Wang, Yun-Ling Jocelyn
    This dissertation consists of three manuscripts studying management policies and ex-vessel pricing mechanism observed in the world’s largest wild sockeye salmon run – Bristol Bay. For the first manuscript, we develop a ...
  • Three Essays on Foreign Trade, Offshoring and International Rivalry 

    Lei, Weng Chi
    This dissertation consists of three essays, covering the topics of foreign trade, offshoring and international rivalry. In particular, Chapter 1 analyzes the strategic capacity allocation of an international oligopoly. ...
  • Three Essays in Fisheries Economics 

    Chen, Yeuan Allen
    The first chapter of this dissertation examines how the sample of catches used by researchers to construct catch expectations proxies is selected by the fisher. We suggest a full information maximum likelihood procedure ...
  • Essays on Policy Evaluation 

    Huang, Shih-Ting
    This dissertation evaluates the effects of tax policies on fertility and on women’s return to work and effects of land policies on women’s empowerment. In the first chapter, I study the impacts of the introduction of the ...
  • Essays on Labor Market Outcomes for Women in Developing Countries 

    Rutledge, Laine
    This dissertation focuses on labor market issues for women in developing countries. The first chapter investigates adult life outcomes of a child sponsorship program in six developing countries, with particular attention ...
  • Essays on Heterogeneity in Fiscal Unions 

    Dashkeev, Vladimir
    This dissertation investigates the implications of heterogeneity in fiscal unions for risk sharing and the welfare cost of business cycles. Each chapter considers the United States as a fiscal union, with a heterogeneous ...
  • 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 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 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 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 ...
  • 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 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 ...

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