• Essays in vehicle emission policies 

    Mazumder, Diya Basu, 1974- (2008-08-28)
    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 ...
  • Essays of credit market behavior and bankruptcy 

    Chen, Tzu-Ying (2011-06-15)
    Since the 1980s, household debt has been increasing rapidly. The high level of household indebtedness has been accompanied by a high household bankruptcy rate. My research attempts to provide a better understanding of the ...
  • Essays on achieving investment targets and financial stability 

    Monin, Phillip James (2013-04-17)
    This dissertation explores the application of the techniques of mathematical finance to the achievement of investment targets and financial stability. It contains three self-contained but broadly related essays. Sharpe et ...
  • Essays on ad-supported business model competition, cost asymmetry and forward trading 

    Ke, Xuqing (2011-06-17)
    This dissertation explores several aspects of the theory in industrial organization. The first chapter builds a model with two cost asymmetric firms who not only have Cournot competition in the spot market but also have ...
  • Essays on advertising's impact on firm risk, firm value, and analysts' forecasts 

    Kim, Min Chung, 1975- (2008-08-29)
    Marketing managers are often challenged to show, in the language of finance, that marketing expenditures enhance financial performances. Responding to this call, the first essay examines the impact of a firm's advertising ...
  • Essays on auction mechanisms and resource allocation in keyword advertising 

    Chen, Jianqing, 1977- (2012-09-07)
    Advances in information technology have created radically new business models, most notably the integration of advertising with keyword-based targeting, or "keyword advertising." Keyword advertising has two main variations: ...
  • Essays on authority 

    Sevel, Michael Allen (2010-11-23)
    The chapters contained in this dissertation are three essays on the nature of practical authority, and the role it plays in the thought and action of those subject to it. In chapter 1, I criticize a recent and influential ...
  • Essays on banking and corporate investment 

    Wardlaw, Malcolm Ian (2011-11-07)
    This dissertation examines issues in banking and the financing of corporate investment. The first chapter investigates the impact of changes in a bank's health on the investment behavior of its current borrowers for a panel ...
  • Essays on banks' resolutions of problem mortgage loans 

    Kim, Jung-Eun, active 2013 (2013-10-23)
    This dissertation examines banks' resolution of distressed commercial mortgage loans. Following the introduction in the first chapter, the second chapter reviews the literature on banks' resolutions of distressed loans. ...
  • Essays on behavioral responses to welfare generosity 

    Kumazawa, Risa (2011-05-10)
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  • Essays on bundling and low cost air carrier pricing 

    Aydemir, Resul (2011-06-10)
    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 (2013-09-10)
    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 certification mechanism design in strategic communications 

    Xu, Hong, doctor of information, risk, and operations management (2010-12-06)
    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 competition under asymmetric information 

    Hollenbeck, Brett William (2014-06-25)
    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 (2014-10-24)
    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 corporate finance 

    Crane, Alan David (2010-11-09)
    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 (2014-08-15)
    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- (2011-10-24)
    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 ...