• Essays in dynamic political economics 

      Konno, Kazuki (2009-05)
      The focus of my research is dynamic political economy in macroeconomics. The first chapter of my dissertation studies the fact that Countries in the Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) vary widely ...
    • Essays in economic design : information, markets and dynamics 

      Khan, Urmee, 1977- (2011-05)
      This dissertation consists of three essays that apply both economic theory and econometric methods to understand design and dynamics of institutions. In particular, it studies how institutions aggregate information and ...
    • Essays in economic development and conflict 

      Ali, Hamid Eltgani, 1962- (2004)
      My dissertation consists of three chapters dealing with issues related to economic development and conflict. The first and second chapters discuss military expenditures and inequality from global and regional perspectives. ...
    • Essays in economic theory 

      Tang, Qianfeng (2011-05)
      This dissertation consists of three essays in Economic Theory. The rst essay proposes and studies a new solution concept for games with incomplete information. In game theory, there is a basic methodological dichotomy ...
    • Essays in economics dynamics and uncertainty 

      Dumav, Martin (2012-05)
      This work presents a systematic investigation of two topics. One is in stochastic dynamic general equilibrium. It incorporates private information into dynamic general equilibrium framework. An existence of competitive ...
    • Essays in electronic money and banking 

      Huang, Haibo (2005)
    • Essays in entry and exit, social inefficiency and commission rates in housing market 

      Gheblealivand, Seyed Parviz (2010-05)
      In the first paper, using a dataset of the records of Texas Real Estate Agents, I reexamine the findings of Hsieh and Moretti (2003) regarding the inefficiency of free entry in real estate industry: first, I point out one ...
    • Essays in environmental regulation and firm dynamics 

      Dardati, Evangelina Alejandra (2011-05)
      In this dissertation, I study the effect of environmental regulation on firm behavior. In the first chapter, I use a dynamic model to quantify the effects on exit, entry, investment and welfare of different allocation ...
    • Essays in financial intermediation and household finance 

      Parra Castellanos, Carlos Rafael (2016-08)
      This dissertation consists of two papers. The papers examine the U.S. credit markets, first through an examination of the consumer bankruptcy system, and second through the study of the impact of deposit shocks on credit ...
    • Essays in financial intermediation, monetary policy, and macroeconomic activity 

      Dressler, Scott James (2004)
      This dissertation stresses the importance of financial intermediation and monetary policy in explaining macroeconomic observations. The chapters extend lines of existing literature by considering modelling environments ...
    • Essays in health economics 

      Mulligan, Karen Michelle (2012-05)
      This dissertation consists of three chapters on health economics, two of which focus on contraception and the third on vaccination. Chapter one examines the impact of state-level contraception insurance coverage mandates ...
    • Essays in human capital development 

      Kaur, Randeep (2017-05)
      This dissertation studies decisions pertaining to human capital investment, specifically education and health. Specifically, I examine human capital decisions through two key research questions. One, what is the effect of ...
    • Essays in international corporate finance 

      Riutort, Julio César (2011-05)
      This dissertation consists of three essays in international corporate finance. It studies the impact of aggregate conditions and the institutional environment on the behavior of publicly traded firms from a broad sample ...
    • Essays in international economics 

      Saygili, Meryem (2011-05)
      This dissertation consists of three essays in international economics. The first chapter investigates whether opening up to international financial flows improves aggregate productivity in the presence of limited contract ...
    • Essays in labor economics with applications to Germany 

      Yaman, Firat (2011-05)
      This dissertation consists of three essays in Labor Economics. The first chapter estimates the costs for establishments of hires and separations for a panel of German establishments. The panel records the start and ...
    • Essays in Macroeconomics 

      Bogoslovskiy, Rostislav (2016-12)
      Chapter 1 “Income Inequality, Income Mobility, and the Supply of Credit” studies a mechanism that can potentially explain the negative correlation between income inequality and intergenerational mobility in the cross-section ...
    • Essays in microeconomic theory 

      Eldridge, Damien Sean, 1970- (2007-12)
      My dissertation uses game theoretic techniques to explain the existence of two economic institutions which are ignored by the Arrow-Debreu-McKenzie general equilibrium model of an economy. The first institution that I ...
    • Essays in public economics 

      Rodgers, Luke Patrick; 0000-0002-2471-2294 (2017-05)
      This dissertation empirically investigates three areas of public economics related to tax policy. The first chapter estimates the pass-through of child care tax credits. Child care tax credits are intended to relieve the ...
    • Essays in vehicle emission policies 

      Mazumder, Diya Basu, 1974- (2007-05)
      The first chapter of this dissertation examines welfare impacts of a combination of subsidies to alternative fuels (AFs) and alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs), and how they compare to gasoline taxes. The particular AF ...