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    • After The Flood 

      SANCHEZ JABBA, ANDRES MAURICIO
      This doctoral dissertation studies farm exit and returns to housing for rural communities living under high incidence of poverty. The analytical framework leverages on a natural experiment that triggered an extensive ...
    • Another Look at Stock Return Comovement: Some New Evidence and Test 

      Deng, Kaihua
      The study of the comovement between asset returns reflects an ongoing effort by economists to understand investment risk in financial markets. Building on previous findings, in the current thesis I provide some new evidence ...
    • Behavioral Responses to Congestion Pricing 

      Gross, Austin Garret
      Traffic congestion is costly both in terms of time lost as well as resources squandered. Road infrastructure is also expensive to create and maintain, with current funding mechanisms falling short. While there is strong ...
    • 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, ...
    • Consequences of Economic Development on Women's Lives in India 

      Saha, Jagori
      This dissertation is a collection of three essays that explore the effects of India's development policies and economic growth on women's outcomes, ranging from their mortality to quality of marriage. The first chapter ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 Asset Pricing: Extensions and Applications of the Recovery Theorem 

      Sanford, Anthony
      This thesis has three separate goals: to provide a methodological framework for extracting risk-neutral densities from options prices, to extend the Recovery Theorem (RT) theoretically, and to apply the RT to firm decision ...
    • Essays in Corporate Finances and Firm Dynamics 

      Fan, Yang
      This dissertation examines how the changes in the structure of corporate boards of publicly traded firms can have an impact on both the corporate finance decisions of the firm as well as have broader market-wide implications ...
    • 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 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 Finance and Macroeconomics 

      Ozhan, Galip K.
      This dissertation consists of essays in the intersection of international finance, macroeconomics, and monetary economics. The first essay studies the role of the financial sector in affecting domestic resource allocation ...
    • Essays in Skilled Immigration Policy 

      Mehra, Mishita
      This dissertation studies the impact of skilled immigration and skilled immigration policy changes in the U.S. Chapter 1 studies the macroeconomic general equilibrium effects of skilled immigration policy changes by ...
    • 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 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 Bristol Bay Sockeye Salmon Commercial Fishery – Management Policies and Pricing Mechanism 

      Wang, Yun-Ling Jocelyn
      This dissertation consists of three manuscripts studying management policies and ex-vessel pricing mechanism observed in the world’s largest wild sockeye salmon run – Bristol Bay. For the first manuscript, we develop a ...
    • 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 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 Currency Risks and Returns 

      Ren, Jingyi
      Chapter 1 proposes using foreign exchange rate currency options with different strike prices and maturities to capture both currency risks and expectations, for helping understand currency return dynamics. We show that ...