• Three essays on adoption in social networks 

      Shi, Zhan (2012-12)
      In the fast growing online social networks, one of the most commonly observed phenomena is the diffusion of information contents, behaviors or products through network members’ interactions. In this thesis, I study the ...
    • Three essays on bill-and-keep payment mechanisms between communication networks 

      Lee, Jae-Young (2004)
      In many countries, the payment structure in the telecommunications market is based on the Calling Party Pays Principle (CPP), in which only callers pay for calls. Since the CPP model has been generally accepted, ...
    • Three essays on capital adjustment, reallocation and aggregate productivity 

      Cao, Shutao, 1970- (2007)
      This dissertation consists of three chapters. Chapter one estimates the capital adjustment costs at the plant level in a model entry and exit. We find that the estimated variance of plant-specific productivity shock is ...
    • Three essays on competition and market power in airlines' hub-and-spoke networks 

      Carbonneau, Shane Edward (2005-05)
      In this dissertation, I investigate hub carriers' competitive advantage in directional markets within their hub and spoke networks. In the first chapter, I examine whether the competitive advantage of hub carriers in ...
    • Three essays on contract theory and applications 

      Hwang, Sunjoo (2015-05)
      This dissertation consists of three essays. The first essay examines a general theory of information based on informal contracting. The measurement problem—the disparity of true and measured performances—is at the core of ...
    • Three essays on corporate finance 

      Jing, Haiwei (2015-05)
      Chapter 1 hypothesizes that some banks specialize in providing monitoring capital, which includes monitoring services in addition to financial capital, and that such specialization leads them to focus their lending on ...
    • Three essays on cross-border movements 

      Gouri Suresh, Shyam Sunder (2008-05)
      This dissertation studies migration and remittances through a macroeconomic framework. In the first chapter, I compare the impact of national and regional borders on the migration decisions of agents. Migration between ...
    • Three essays on differentiated product markets and competition policy 

      Ferguson, Abigail Britton (2009-05)
      My dissertation features three essays in industrial organization. The first two investigate aspects of potentially anticompetitive firm behavior in differentiated product markets. Contrary to previous analyses, requirements ...
    • Three essays on dynamics on point processes and unimodular networks 

      De Azevedo Sodre, Antonio Carlos; 0000-0002-9454-4732
      In the first essay, we unveil a stochastic population model, describing his basic properties, based on recent developments on dynamics on unimodular networks. In the second, we extend the literature on failure recovery ...
    • Three essays on educational success 

      Raynor, Katie Lynn (2008-08)
      The unifying theme of this dissertation is the empirical analysis of the determinants of educational success. The first essay asks whether high school time use affects the probability that a high school graduate attends ...
    • Three essays on empirical studies of consumer behavior 

      Liu, An-Shih, 1977- (2007)
      This dissertation is an empirical study of demand and supply in differentiated products markets using supermarket scanner data on two particular product categories - canned tuna and hot-breakfast cereals. First, I study ...
    • Three essays on environmental economics 

      Brown, James Bradley (2003)
      In Chapter I, a two capital stock adjustment cost model is used to find the effects on productive capital investment of environmental regulation, which forces firms to invest in pollution control equipment. The empirical ...
    • Three essays on financial macroeconomics 

      Saunders, Drew Donald (2004)
      I study financial arrangements that arise in economies with limited enforcement. Contractual promises are required to be rational for the obligated party at the time of fulfillment. Common also to each environment is ...
    • Three essays on health economics and international trade 

      Yousefi, Kowsar (2012-08)
      This dissertation contains two chapters on law and economics and one chapter on international trade. An important but under-researched issue for medical malpractice (med-mal) litigation is how physicians' previous ...
    • Three essays on hospital competition 

      Harrison, Teresa Dawn (2002)
      Theories of competitive for-profit firm behavior are well understood. However, in the hospital industry, more than three-quarters of the hospitals are nonprofit or government organizations that may not maximize profits. Given ...
    • Three essays on human capital 

      Dickson, Lisa Marie (2005)
      The first essay evaluates the relationship between language skills and earnings. Unlike previous studies that analyze the relationship between English skills and earnings, this study uses both subjective measures and ...
    • Three essays on hypotheses testing involving inequality constraints 

      Hsu, Yu-Chin, 1978- (2010-05)
      The focus of this research is on hypotheses testing involving inequality constraints. In the first chapter of this dissertation, we propose Kolmogorov-Smirnov type tests for stochastic dominance relations between the ...
    • Three essays on industrial organization 

      Tran, Du Vinh, 1977- (2007-05)
      This thesis consists of three chapters. Chapter 1 explores the impact of compatibility regulation on the technological transition in industries with indirect network externalities. This chapter contrasts the scenario ...
    • Three essays on industrial organization and international finance 

      Rahmati, Mohammad Hossein (2012-12)
      What motivates mergers in banking? The data show that merger activity is concentrated among very large banks. A large literature on the banking structure has studied this question by estimating cost functions and has ...