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    • Inferential Theory for Factor Models of Large Dimensions under Monotone Missing Data 

      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 ...
    • 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 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 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 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 on water and energy economics 

      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 ...
    • Essays on Risk and Uncertainty: Insights from Behavioral Economics 

      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. ...
    • Essays on Institutional and Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade 

      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 ...
    • Essays on Household Behavior in Developing Economies 

      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 ...
    • Essays in International Finance 

      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 ...
    • Essays on Contract Theory 

      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 ...
    • Three Essays in Development and Health Economics 

      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 ...
    • Essays on Time Series Econometrics 

      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 ...
    • 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 ...