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    • 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, ...
    • An Economic Analysis of Secure Messaging between Patients and Providers 

      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 ...
    • Economics of antibiotic resistance 

      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 ...
    • Economics of the aircraft industry 

      Simonson, Gene Roger, 1927- ([1959])
    • Effects of taxation on household portfolio choice and risk taking 

      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 ...
    • Empirical Analysis on U.S. Real Output 

      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, ...
    • Essays in economics of the family: incorporating cohabitation 

      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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 in international macrodynamics 

      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 ...
    • Essays on affine term structure models 

      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 ...
    • Essays on Applications of the Factor Model 

      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 ...
    • Essays on bank networks and the Turkish banking crisis 

      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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Essays on Empirical Macroeconomics 

      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 ...
    • Essays on exchange rate dynamics and currency crises in Asia 

      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 ...
    • 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 Financial Econometrics 

      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 ...
    • Essays on growth, human capital, and income distribution 

      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 ...