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    • 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 ...
    • Essays on Information, Competition, and Pricing Dynamics in the Retail Gasoline Market 

      Hong, Woo Hyung
      This dissertation studies the role of information in market performance, and pricing dynamics observed in the retail gasoline market. In Chapter 1, we empirically test whether smartphones, as information-providing devices, ...
    • 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 Intergenerational Transfers and Living Arrangements 

      Fu, Chien-Hao
      Intergenerational relationships are playing an increasingly important role in today's family life. In this study, I utilize the data from the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) to explore the linkage between children's ...
    • Essays on International Asset Allocation and Pricing 

      Kim, Kyungkeun
      My dissertation studies financial asset allocation and pricing in open economy framework. In the first chapter, I investigate why countries with more flexible exchange rate policies tend to hold more domestic bonds in their ...
    • 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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. ...