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  • Essays on regulations in the electricity industry 

    Jin, Yaran; 0000-0003-2516-4709 (2017-04-17)
    In this dissertation, I study the welfare consequences of environmental and price regulations in the electricity industry. I address two important questions. One is that what are the welfare consequences of allowing firms ...
  • Essays on regulatory impact in electricity and internet markets 

    Roderick, Thomas Edward (2014-05)
    This dissertation details regulation's impact in networked markets, notably in deregulated electricity and internet service markets. These markets represent basic infrastructure in the modern economy; their innate networked ...
  • Essays on reputation and repeated games 

    Sperisen, Benjamin Leonard (2015-05)
    This dissertation consists of three essays on reputation and repeated games. Reputation models typically assume players have full memory of past events, yet in many applications this assumption does not hold. In the first ...
  • Essays on search intensity and health shock-induced poverty in rural China 

    Yan, Ping, doctor of economics (2008-08)
    In the labor market, workers can increase their chances of meeting potential employers through costly search. My first chapter aims to empirically quantify the search intensity of workers, both employed and unemployed. My ...
  • Essays on skill biased technological change and human capital 

    Lu, Qian (2015-05)
    This dissertation studies determinants of the U.S. labor market structure and human capital development, with a focus on technological change. A key feature of the U.S. labor market since 1980 is the substantial growth of ...
  • Essays on social media, social influence, and social comparison 

    Tang, Qian, active 2013 (2013-08)
    Social networking and social media technologies have greatly changed the way information is created and transmitted. Social media has made content contribution an efficient approach for individual brand building. With ...
  • Essays on social values in finance 

    Page, Jeremy Kenneth (2011-05)
    This dissertation consists of three essays on the role of social values in financial markets. Chapter 1 uses geographic variation in religious concentration to identify the effect of people's gambling behavior in financial ...
  • Essays on strategies of product labeling 

    Stivers, Andrew Edward (2001-08)
  • Essays on subprime lending, present bias, and risk salience 

    Fekrazad, Amir; 0000-0001-9749-3507 (2017-05-01)
    In chapter 1, I examine the consequences of a policy change in Rhode Island that lowered the cap on payday loan fees (interest rates) from 15% of the principal to 10%. I use a difference-in-difference framework and a unique ...
  • Essays on subsidies, technology diffusion and the returns to education 

    Li, Yumin, 1986- (2016-04-28)
    This dissertation presents two lines of research on solar photovoltaic (PV) market and the returns to education respectively. The research on solar PV industry includes discussion of incentive pass-through for residential ...
  • Essays on taxation 

    Stuntz, Lori Elizabeth, 1979- (2007)
    This dissertation contains three chapters that examine various behavioral responses to statutory tax policies. In the first chapter, I develop a framework to estimate the impact of the marriage tax on the likelihood of ...
  • Essays on technology and innovation 

    Lin, Mei (2009-08)
    The IT age is marked by innovative approaches to the online commerce. Technology as the core of innovation has undergone numerous evolutions through the “creative destruction." Motivated by the phenomena and the challenges ...
  • Essays on the economics of education and human capital 

    Polson, Chester William; 0000-0002-6523-8517 (2015-05)
    This dissertation examines several facets of the current educational landscape in the United States and the impacts these characteristics have on individual outcomes. The first chapter examines high stakes exit exams, which ...
  • Essays on the economics of education of underserved populations 

    Farber, Matthew Scott; 0000-0001-7136-1434 (2016-05-20)
    This dissertation examines how current targeted accountability and funding provisions under federal guidelines impact the academic outcomes of the country's more underserved populations.The first chapter demonstrates that ...
  • Essays on the economics of electronic commerce 

    Geng, Xianjun (2003)
    This research explores three frontier issues in electronic commerce using economics methods. First, we study bundling of large number of digital goods as a method for price discrimination. We show that prior literature has ...
  • Essays on the economics of health insurance, labor markets, and migration 

    Dolan, Ricki Marie Sears (2016-10-03)
    This dissertation contains three chapters, two which focus on health insurance and one focusing on migration. The first chapter examines how a policy expanding public health insurance for young children affected their ...
  • Essays on the economics of higher education 

    Denning, Jeffrey Todd (2015-05)
    This dissertation contains three chapters that examine the effect of price in higher education. The first chapter considers the effect of community college tuition on college enrollment using a natural experiment in Texas ...
  • Essays on the economics of indoor and outdoor environments 

    Briggs, Ronald Joseph (2009-08)
    This dissertation consists of three chapters on questions in Environmental Economics, addressing policy and health issues in indoor and outdoor environments. In the first chapter, I explores price and quantity policy ...
  • Essays on the economics of information systems 

    Qiu, Liangfei (2014-08)
    Information technology and social media have been a driving force in the economy and have transformed all aspects of business in recent decades. Understanding social networks is necessary to evaluate their impacts and ...