• 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 (2016-12-08)
    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 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 ...
  • Essays of credit market behavior and bankruptcy 

    Chen, Tzu-Ying (2011-05)
    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 (2013-05)
    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 (2011-05)
    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- (2008-05)
    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- (2008-08)
    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 (2010-08)
    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 (2011-08)
    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 (2013-08)
    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 bundling and low cost air carrier pricing 

    Aydemir, Resul (2009-05)
    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 (2013-08)
    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 (2010-08)
    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 commercial mortgage-backed security 

    Shao, Ruoyu
    Structured finance products including Commercial Mortgage-Backed Security (CMBS) suffered tremendous losses during the 2008 financial crisis. My dissertation consists of three chapters that contribute to our understanding ...