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Radical tendencies in the Seattle labor movement as reflected in the proceedings of its central body
The city of Seattle has long been recognized as a stronghold of organized labor; but since the occurrence of the general strike in February 1919 it has acquired the less savory reputation of being a hot-bed of radicalism, bolshevism and anarchism; This notoriety may be imputed to the colorful tales of impressionistic ...
Investigating the effects of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments on inputs to coal-fired power plants
This dissertation examines the effects of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA) on inputs to coal-fired power plants. The 1990 CAAA established a system of tradable permits for sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions for all power plants and granted utilities complete freedom in how they achieved compliance. While much of the ...
Three essays on econometrics
This dissertation is composed of three chapters on modern econometric topics. Chapter 1 studies the problem of making inference on structural parameters in instrumental variables regression with weak instruments. It has become well known in the literature that the instrumental variables estimates are strongly biased and the ...
Structural breaks and regime switching models: theoretical extensions and applications
In 3 essays, regime switching and structural break models are explored and used in the fields of International Economics, Health Economics, and Macroeconomics. (1) Characterizing the Real Exchange Rate in a Switching AR(1) and Unit Root Model best represents its behavior in our long horizon data for 16 countries, which raises ...
Essays in economics of the family: incorporating cohabitation
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 accounting for selection there is a cohabitation wage premium, albeit smaller than the marriage premium, ...
A property rights approach to antitrust analysis
In this dissertation I analyze a series of historically important antitrust cases, and demonstrate why the prevailing explanations are either incomplete or incorrect. By conducting fact intensive investigations of changes in demand, production costs, and ownership costs, I identify changes in property rights that explain the ...
Essays on exchange rate dynamics and currency crises in Asia
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 models of currency crises are evaluated and issues in capital account convertibility are discussed. ...
Essays on intrahousehold allocation
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 welfare within families, and decision-making processes which generate that allocation.Data on two-parent ...
Land-tenure institutions and agricultural productivity in post-reform China
This dissertation seeks to explain and examine the link between land-tenure institutions and agricultural productivity in China. It offers contributions to two bodies of economic literature. The first is the worldwide literature on land-tenure institutions and agricultural productivity. The second is the literature on ...
Economics of the aircraft industry