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    • Three Essays on Capital Inflows to Emerging Markets 

      KIM, Sungcheol
      This dissertation examines the determinants of portfolio inflows to emerging market economies with a special focus on Korea. Chapter 1, "The Determinants of Disaggregated Capital Inflows to Korea", studies the key factors ...
    • Essays on Regulations in Peer-To-Peer Markets 

      Gupta, Agraj
      Peer-to-Peer (P2P) markets have shown tremendous growth in the post-recession era, and three reasons contribute to their success. First, the economic surplus is generated for both buyers and sellers from the trade of a ...
    • Essays on Dynamic Consumers' Brand Choice 

      BAK, NAHYEON
      This dissertation is a collection of essays on consumer's state dependent choice. In many consumers packaged goods markets, consumer's brand choice is highly persistent because of state dependence where past choice directly ...
    • Three Essays on Household Asset Allocation 

      Su, Yang
      With high-quality household level asset holding data becoming available as well as the exponential increase in computing power, there is a growing literature that studies how households make investment decisions facing ...
    • Essays on Firm-level and Aggregate Productivity and Risk 

      Mullen, Rory
      In chapter one I study pairwise covariances of firm-level productivity, sales, and profit growth rates for public firms in the United States. The data suggest that pairwise covariances of firm growth rates drive the variance ...
    • Essays on Financial Economics 

      Sonn, Hyo Jin
      The thesis studies the topics of financial stability and their implication for financial economics. An exogenous shock to the financial system is critical because it can further result in an economic downturn. One of the ...
    • Essays on Globalization and Structural Change 

      Gallacher, Guillermo
      In this dissertation I explore the relationship between structural change and globalization. In particular, I focus on the impact of international trade on sectoral labor markets. In Chapter 1, by using a growth accounting ...
    • Essays on International Trade and Business Cycles 

      Kim, Daisoon
      This research investigates how international trade and business cycles vary with characteristics of industries. The first chapter documents cost side industry heterogeneity across narrowly defined industries. The second ...
    • 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 ...
    • Essays on Fish Processors and Catch Shares 

      Guldin, Marie V.
      This dissertation studies the potential effects of catch shares on land-based fish processors with a focus on the shoreside Pacific whiting fishery, the first U.S. fishery in which a portion of harvesting quota was allocated ...
    • 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 ...
    • Essays on the Effects of Structural Reforms 

      Kim, Jonghyun
      This dissertation studies the effects of structural reforms. In Chapter 1, I analyze the distributional consequences of structural reforms based on a theoretical model, for to my best knowledge, existing studies on the ...
    • 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 ...
    • Essays on Labor and Development Economics 

      Lastuka, Amy
      The increase in political Islam over the past few decades has given rise to concerns that political Islam is oppressive to women. Some of these concerns stem from an existing cor- relation between low labor force participation ...
    • Essays on Trade Integration, China and Other Developing Economies 

      Modhurima, Orchi
      In my thesis, I seek to answer the question, how did China's entry to the WTO affect the export performance and therefore the real income of other developing economies?As a part of this research I complete an extensive ...
    • Three Essays on Policy Issues in International Macroeconomics 

      Paul, Raghav
      In the first chapter, I explore the role of multinationals and intra-firm trade in exchange-rate pass-through into US imports. Conventional international macroeconomics models exploring exchange-rate pass-through, and ...
    • Essays on Dynamic Behavior of Harvesters in Fisheries 

      Abe, Keita
      Dynamics is a key aspect of analyses on renewable natural resources, as it replenishes over time. While long-run dynamic aspect of harvester behavior has been traditionally explored, microeconomic short-run harvester ...
    • The Impact of Fisheries Reform: Property Rights Markets and the Drivers of Outmigration in Rural Alaska 

      Meredith, Jennifer Murphy
      This dissertation explores the economic effects of management shifts introduced in commercial Alaskan fisheries between 1975 and 2015. The first two chapters use household survey data from rural Alaska to examine the impact ...
    • 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 Exchange Rates and Term Structures 

      Nam, Byunghoon
      The overall theme of this dissertation is the explanation of the relationship between the exchange rates and the term structures of assets. Chapter 1, "Theoretical Exposition of Exchange Rate and Term Structures", develop ...