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  • Starkey, William Scott (1997)
    This dissertation examines the process by which consumers decide which automobile to purchase and how to finance their decision. Although prior research of automobile leasing assumed a sequential process in which household's ...
  • Gilles, Rodica (2012-09-13)
    This dissertation presents an economic analysis of patient-provider communication through secure messaging. Section 1 presents the evolution of secure messaging. Section 2 aims to determine whether secure messages can ...
  • Laxminarayan, Ramanan (1999)
    In recent years bacteria have become increasingly resistant to antibiotics, leading to a decline in the effectiveness of antibiotics in treating infectious disease. The first chapter uses a framework based on an epidemiological ...
  • Simonson, Gene Roger, 1927- ([1959])
  • Ahn, Joongwoo, 1959- (1997)
    Tax effects on household portfolio behavior have been a controversial issue. The intuition behind this controversy is that taxes reduce not only expected return but also risk. Since expected return and risk have opposite ...
  • Luo, Sui (2013-11-14)
    The relative importance of permanent (trend) versus cyclical shocks to GDP has been a central issue in macroeconomics since the work of Nelson and Plosser (1982). Morley et al. (2003) find large trend shocks. In contrast, ...
  • Mamun, Arif Al (2005)
    The first essay of this dissertation provides new evidence on wage premiums for men in relation to marriage and cohabitation. Using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 (NLSY79), we show that even after ...
  • 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 ...
  • Morshed, AKM Mahbub, 1967- (2001)
    The first essay, entitled "Sectoral Adjustment Costs and Real Exchange Rate Dynamics in a Two-Sector Dependent Economy," investigates dynamics of real exchange rates in a two-sector model with both capital accumulation and ...
  • Vichiansin, Bovorn (2006)
    Recent studies by Dai and Singleton (2002), Duffee (2002), and Duarte (2004) show that affine term structure models that match the time variability of the expected returns of bond yields do not generate time variation in ...
  • 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 ...
  • Damar, Halil Evren (2004)
    This series of essays examines the role of bank networks before, during and after the Turkish banking crisis of 1999--2001. The analysis focuses on different aspects of bank interaction, such as payment and settlement ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Huang, YuFan (2013-11-14)
    The nonlinear time series analysis has been applied widely in many empirical macroeconomic studies and deepened our understanding of the economy. One of the traditional issues of most importance is how to describe the ...
  • Saxena, Sweta Chaman (2000)
    This dissertation studies theoretical models of causes of and arguments about remedies for currency crises, and empirically examines movements in exchange rates and episodes of crises. In the first chapter, various theoretical ...
  • 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: ...
  • Lee, Jee Young (2012-09-13)
    This dissertation studies the U.S. stock market. The first chapter explores a four-moment CAPM under regime switching which incorporates the risk premia for skewness and kurtosis. As expected, estimates of risk premia for ...
  • Cerra, Valerie (1996)
    The first two chapters present a pair of endogenous growth models with both physical and human capital and a public education input. These papers contribute to the literature on endogenous growth by analyzing a nonrepresentative ...
  • 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 ...

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