• 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 on housing and macroeconomics 

    Zhu, Guozhong (2009-05)
    This dissertation studies households' housing decision in the presence of income risks, and its implication on within-cohort income/consumption inequality and the nature of income risks facing households. It is composed ...
  • Essays on the macroeconomic implications of financial frictions 

    Li, Shuyun, 1973- (2005)
    This dissertation explores the macroeconomic implications of financial frictions from three aspects. Chapter 1 develops an industry evolution model to explore the quantitative implications of endogenous financing constraints ...
  • Essays on the optimal state and federal financing of public goods 

    Barro, Jorge Antonio (2012-08)
    This dissertation contains three chapters in macroeconomics that study the financing and provision of unemployment insurance. The first chapter studies cross-sectional differences in U.S. state provision of unemployment ...
  • Macroeconomic adjustment and poverty: the case of Nicaragua, 1980s-1990s 

    Arana, Mario J. (2004)
    The dissertation explores the relation between macroeconomic policy and performance and its impact on poverty in the case of Nicaragua during the eighties and early nineties. It takes a look at the nature of the various ...
  • Three essays in macroeconomics 

    Talbert, Matthew Alan (2011-05)
    Chapters one and two of the dissertation investigate the effects of political disagreement on macroeconomic outcomes. I introduce a model of governments with heterogeneous preferences over the composition of consumption ...
  • 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 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 ...
  • Understanding and profiting from the recession of 2007-2009 

    Frisch, Andrew Harman (2009-12)
    “The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different.” – Aldous Huxley Aldous Huxley perfectly captures the elusive nature ...