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    • Essays on Water Resource Economics 

      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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Economics of the aircraft industry 

      Simonson, Gene Roger, 1927- ([1959])
    • The Japanese economic development of Manchuria, 1932 to 1945 

      Myers, Ramon Hawley, 1929- ([1960])
    • 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 ...
    • Foreign Exchange Options and the Economics of Exchange Rates 

      Gwati, Ranganai
      Chapter 1: Historically, the currency derivative pricing literature and the macroeconomics literature on FX determination have progressed separately. In this Chapter I argue the joint study of these two strands of literature ...
    • Essays on Nonprofit Competition 

      Bose, Bijetri
      The predominant objective of this dissertation is the analysis of competition among nonprofits in a market. The focus is on exploring nonprofit behavior in markets in which they demand revenue from various sources. Chapters ...
    • New Approaches to Institutional Portfolio Performance Attribution and Private Equity Risk 

      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 ...
    • Essays on Family Law and the Family 

      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: ...
    • Essays on Health Care Provider Behavior 

      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 ...
    • Time Scale Macroeconometrics 

      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 ...
    • Essays on the Economics of Crime and Family 

      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 ...
    • Essays on return predictability and yield factors 

      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 ...
    • Parameter Instability, Expectations, Exogenous Fiscal Shocks, and the Relationship between Taxes and Government Spending 

      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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Essays on Price Discovery Measure, Exchange-Traded Funds and Liquidity 

      Sultan, Syed Galib
      Price Discovery is the process by which new information is impounded into asset prices through trading activity. A market is considered to contribute more to price discovery if it is the first to capture new information ...
    • 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 ...
    • Three Essays on Family Economics 

      Mai, Hui
      Using the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth data, my dissertation investigates several key issues in family economics. The first chapter studies the role of family relocation on children's schooling and youth behavior ...
    • Estimation and Identification Issues in Monetary Policy Rules 

      Chon, So Ra
      The dissertation explores the links between macroeconomic phenomena and monetary policy and to develop new econometric methods. In the first chapter, “Monetary Policy Rules and Macroeconomic Stability Revisited: Limited ...
    • 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, ...