• Essays on income inequality, exchange rate, and policy coordination 

      Yang, Xiaojun, 1966- (2003-05)
      The goal of this dissertation is to develop and to use computational methods to study issues in policy coordination, exchange rates and income inequality. The topic of policy formulation among interdependent economies ...
    • Essays on income taxes and household production 

      Wikle, Jocelyn Smith (2013-05)
      Couples make dynamic joint decisions, including how much each spouse works at home and in the market throughout life. By building a dynamic model of taxation, I quantify the welfare gains of moving to a gender-based tax. ...
    • Essays on incomplete information in economic development 

      Steele, Jennifer Lynn (2007)
      This thesis studies the effects of incomplete information on economic development. Relaxing the assumption that information is complete allows for corruption to occur, even in equilibrium, and for poverty traps to develop. ...
    • Essays on inflation forecast based rules, robust policies and sovereign debt 

      Rodriguez, Arnulfo (2004)
      The success of inflation reduction in industrial countries along with the adoption of inflation targeting regimes by many central banks has prompted considerable interest in “feedback rules” for inflation targeting. Over ...
    • Essays on information and mechanism design 

      Taneva, Ina Angelova (2014-05)
      My dissertation studies the optimal design of institutions and information structures for different objectives of a designer or a social planner. The questions addressed are interesting both from a theoretical point of ...
    • Essays on interactions between environmental and fiscal policies: analytical and numerical general equilibrium analyses 

      Kim, Seung-Rae (2003)
      This dissertation is a collection of three essays investigating issues related to environmental fiscal policy and the economy. It focuses on the design and efficiency of market-based environmental regulatory policies ...
    • Essays on intermediation, the payments system and monetary policy implementation 

      Ghwee, Justen Rene Kok Lye (2005)
      This first essay reconsiders how a central bank might tailor its monetary policy in response to a liquidity shortage problem that arises from payments system design. Short run monetary intervention that completely mitigates ...
    • Essays on international financial markets 

      Li, Dong (2005)
      This dissertation focuses on three issues on international financial markets. In the first essay, we examine an investor visibility event, a high volume shock, across countries to determine whether the event is pervasive and ...
    • Essays on international trade 

      French, Scott Thomas (2010-05)
      This dissertation consists of three essays pertaining to the causes of the levels and composition of the international trade flows of nations, and the consequential implications for the levels of per capita income and ...
    • Essays on international trade and financial developmen[t] 

      Raei, Faezeh (2010-05)
      The first chapter studies the effects of financial obstacles to productivity improvement in the context of trade reforms, by constructing a dynamic heterogeneous firms model with financial frictions. Trade reforms are ...
    • Essays on international trade and intergenerational human capital transmission 

      Cengiz, Gulfer (2010-05)
      First chapter aims to quantify the role of trade in capital goods in cross country income differences. I construct a multi-country general equilibrium model of trade along the line of Eaton and Kortum (2002) and Alvarez and ...
    • Essays on Internet auctions 

      Onur, Ilke (2005)
      This dissertation examines the online auction markets and focuses on eBay in particular. EBay provides an environment in which losers can bid again and we study the effects of this dynamic feature on the bidding behavior ...
    • Essays on investment and adverse selection 

      Li, Shaojin (2009-08)
      Relative used capital price, the measure of irreversibility, is fixed in almost all the investment literature. This dissertation introduces investment models with state-dependent irreversibility and tests whether these ...
    • Essays on management of new technologies in manufacturing and service industries 

      Sano, Hiroki; 0000-0002-2487-3768 (2015-12)
      This dissertation studies management of new technologies in the context of manufacturing and service, respectively, focusing on different issues specific to each type of industry. The first two essays investigate cooperative ...
    • Essays on marketing's impact on financial performance 

      Jindal, Niket Kumar (2015-12)
      My dissertation builds upon research at the intersection of marketing and finance by providing managerial insight on three specific aspects of marketing’s impact on financial performance. My first essay shows how marketing ...
    • Essays on mechanism design, safety, and crime 

      Shoukry, George Fouad Nabih (2014-05)
      This dissertation uses theoretical and empirical tools to answer applied questions of design with an emphasis on issues relating to safety and crime. The first essay incorporates safety in implementation theory and studies ...
    • Essays on mergers and acquisitions 

      Uysal, Vahap Bülent (2005)
    • Essays on Mexican fiscal federalism: a positive analysis 

      Camacho Gutiérrez, Pablo (2005)
      The purpose of this dissertation is two fold. At the policy level, this dissertation contributes to the debate over the reform of the Mexican fiscal federalism regime by providing quantitative, positive analyses of it. ...
    • Essays on monetary economics 

      Hulagu, Timur (2009-12)
      In the first chapter, I examine an incomplete markets economy in a politico-economic general equilibrium setting in which the median voter chooses the inflation rate. I use an environment where individuals face an uninsurable ...