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    • 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 intrahousehold allocation 

      Ward-Batts, Jennifer L (1999)
      Using a change in the Family Allowance/Child Benefit policy in the UK as a natural experiment, several economic hypotheses of considerable importance are tested. These hypotheses concern the allocation of resources and ...
    • Essays on Macroeconomic Growth: The Role of Human Capital 

      Mitra, Aditi (2012-09-13)
      This paper analyzes the effects of technological change on growth and inequality in a two-sector endogenous growth model. The first two chapters consider two variations of the time path of the shock - discrete and gradual. ...
    • 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 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 ...
    • 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 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 real interest rates, government debt, and monetary policy 

      Mitra, Srobona (2002)
      The three dissertation chapters explore various issues regarding interest rate as an instrument for monetary policy in industrial countries.Chapter 1. "Is the quantity of debt a constraint on monetary policy?" Monetary ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 Social Capital and Economic Growth 

      Rai, Sumant (2013-02-25)
      In this thesis we present three models to analyze the dynamic relationship between social capital and economic growth. Throughout it is assumed that social capital increases with socialization while it decreases with labor ...
    • Essays on Subjective Well-Being and Public Finance 

      KIYA, KOHEI (2013-07-25)
      This dissertation explores relationships between well-being and public finance by using subjective well-being measures such as self-reported life satisfaction. The first chapter summarizes the discussion over the use of ...
    • 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 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 the Puzzles in International Finance 

      Lee, Seojin
      The overall theme of this dissertation is the explanation of puzzles in international finance. Empirically, exchange rates seem to be disconnected to the economic fundamentals, and it is referred to as the exchange rate ...
    • Essays on the volatility of macroeconomic and financial time series 

      Yu, Wei-Choun (2006)
      The essays are comprised of three chapters to investigate the structural changes and reasons of Japanese postwar macroeconomic dynamic, the structural changes and nature of exchange rate realized volatility, and the ...
    • 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 Traditional IRAs and Roth IRAs: Effects on Household Saving and the Participation Choice 

      Ko, sang bum (2014-02-24)
      This dissertation studies the effects of traditional IRAs and Roth IRAs on household saving and the participation choice between the two types of IRAs in the U.S. The first chapter summarizes the previous literature on ...
    • Essays on volatility models using EMM estimation 

      Gu, Ying, 1978- (2006)
      Academic researchers and investment institutions have devoted a significant amount of their efforts over the past two decades to developing and testing sophisticated models of the volatility dynamics of different types of ...
    • 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 ...