• Essays on bundling and low cost air carrier pricing 

      Aydemir, Resul (2009-05)
      In Chapter 1, I analyze a setting where a pair of retailers which sell unrelated products at the same location (e.g., a strip mall) compete with other retailers located at a different strip mall across town by jointly ...
    • Essays on business relations and corporate finance 

      Demirci, Irem (2013-08)
      This dissertation studies the impact of business relations on firms' financing decisions. The goal is to understand the determinants of business relations and how they interact with firms' capital structure. In the first ...
    • Essays on Causal Inference with Endogeneity and Missing Data 

      Feng, Qian, Ph. D.
      This dissertation strives to devise novel yet easy-to-implement estima- tion and inference procedures for economists to solve complicated real world problems. It provides by far the most optimal solutions in situations ...
    • Essays on certification mechanism design in strategic communications 

      Xu, Hong, doctor of information, risk, and operations management (2010-08)
      Certifiers have a crucial role in facilitating effective communication in the online and the traditional world. As a way of generating statistically meaningful information, certification has been adopted in financial ...
    • Essays on commercial mortgage-backed security 

      Shao, Ruoyu (2015-08)
      Structured finance products including Commercial Mortgage-Backed Security (CMBS) suffered tremendous losses during the 2008 financial crisis. My dissertation consists of three chapters that contribute to our understanding ...
    • Essays on competition under asymmetric information 

      Hollenbeck, Brett William (2014-05)
      This dissertation presents research on issues of competition and market structure in economics, and in particular considers the role of asymmetric information in firm competition. This includes asymmetric information among ...
    • Essays on competition, cooperation, and market structures 

      Lhost, Jonathan Richard (2014-05)
      My dissertation examines competition, cooperation, and efficiency in three market settings in which a population of economic agents interact, either directly with each other in pairwise matches, directly with firms, or ...
    • Essays on contracts and corporate governance structure in the information technology industry 

      Lin, Lihui (2002)
      This dissertation consists of three essays that explore contracts and corporate governance structure issues in the information technology (IT) industry. The first essay shows that when the information technology service ...
    • Essays on corporate finance 

      Crane, Alan David (2010-08)
      This dissertation addresses issues in corporate finance. Part I examines the litigation environment of a firm and its impact on financial policy. Chapter 1 discusses prior research, including theory and empirical results, ...
    • Essays on corporate finance and product market competition 

      Lee, Bomi (2014-08)
      This dissertation contains two essays on the aggressive behavior of corporations in product market competition. In the first essay, I investigate how market structure can impact a firm's risk of facing predation by rivals, ...
    • Essays on corporate risk management 

      Zhu, Rui, 1980- (2011-08)
      This dissertation addresses issues in corporate risk management. Part I examines the determinants for corporate decisions to commodity hedge and to the extent of hedging. Chapter 1 discusses prior literature, including ...
    • Essays on corporate social performance : an examination of the antecedents and consequences of corporate social performance 

      Brower, Jacob Royce (2011-05)
      There is growing evidence that a vast majority of CEO’s believe that sustainability-related issues are having or will soon have a material impact on their firms. Nearly all of the academic literature on the firm level ...
    • Essays on credit risk 

      Tang, Yongjun (2005)
      This dissertation examines the determinants of credit spreads. The purpose and contribution of this dissertation is to provide a more comprehensive and coherent view of credit risk valuation. Specifically, I examine the ...
    • Essays on derivatives pricing in incomplete financial markets 

      Su, Qimou, 1979- (2007-12)
      This dissertation is a contribution to the valuation and risk management of derivative securities in incomplete financial markets. It consists of two parts dedicated to two distinct valuation methodologies. In the first ...
    • Essays on dynamic contracts : allocation of ambiguity and delegation 

      Bhattacharjee, Swagata (2016-05)
      My dissertation studies the design of contracts in different contexts. It contains two theoretical investigations about contracting under ambiguity: in the context of research partnerships and venture capital financing; ...
    • Essays on dynamic markets with heterogeneous agents 

      Nezami Narajabad, Borghan, 1979- (2007-05)
    • Essays on dynamic political economy 

      DeBacker, Jason Matthew, 1979- (2008-05)
      The unifying theme of this dissertation is the empirical analysis of American politics. In particular, I use economic models to provide theoretically sound and empirically valid answers to political questions that are ...
    • Essays on economics of education 

      He, Ziwei
      This dissertation investigates the relationship between various input for education (such as class structure and academic environment) and academic outcomes (including majors and test scores). It also looks at the impact ...
    • Essays on economics of taxation 

      Tan, Jijun (2006)
    • Essays on education, inequality and society 

      Pechacek, Julie Ann (2013-12)
      This dissertation consists of three chapters on labor economics. The first two chapters focus on education, and the third examines inequality and incarceration. Chapter one explores whether college students strategically ...