• Essays on skill biased technological change and human capital 

    Lu, Qian (2015-05)
    This dissertation studies determinants of the U.S. labor market structure and human capital development, with a focus on technological change. A key feature of the U.S. labor market since 1980 is the substantial growth of ...
  • Essays on social media, social influence, and social comparison 

    Tang, Qian, active 2013 (2013-08)
    Social networking and social media technologies have greatly changed the way information is created and transmitted. Social media has made content contribution an efficient approach for individual brand building. With ...
  • Essays on social values in finance 

    Page, Jeremy Kenneth (2011-05)
    This dissertation consists of three essays on the role of social values in financial markets. Chapter 1 uses geographic variation in religious concentration to identify the effect of people's gambling behavior in financial ...
  • Essays on strategies of product labeling 

    Stivers, Andrew Edward (2001-08)
  • Essays on subsidies, technology diffusion and the returns to education 

    Li, Yumin, 1986- (2016-04-28)
    This dissertation presents two lines of research on solar photovoltaic (PV) market and the returns to education respectively. The research on solar PV industry includes discussion of incentive pass-through for residential ...
  • Essays on taxation 

    Stuntz, Lori Elizabeth, 1979- (2007)
    This dissertation contains three chapters that examine various behavioral responses to statutory tax policies. In the first chapter, I develop a framework to estimate the impact of the marriage tax on the likelihood of ...
  • Essays on technology and innovation 

    Lin, Mei (2009-08)
    The IT age is marked by innovative approaches to the online commerce. Technology as the core of innovation has undergone numerous evolutions through the “creative destruction." Motivated by the phenomena and the challenges ...
  • Essays on the economics of education and human capital 

    Polson, Chester William; 0000-0002-6523-8517 (2015-05)
    This dissertation examines several facets of the current educational landscape in the United States and the impacts these characteristics have on individual outcomes. The first chapter examines high stakes exit exams, which ...
  • Essays on the economics of education of underserved populations 

    Farber, Matthew Scott; 0000-0001-7136-1434 (2016-05-20)
    This dissertation examines how current targeted accountability and funding provisions under federal guidelines impact the academic outcomes of the country's more underserved populations.The first chapter demonstrates that ...
  • Essays on the economics of electronic commerce 

    Geng, Xianjun (2003)
    This research explores three frontier issues in electronic commerce using economics methods. First, we study bundling of large number of digital goods as a method for price discrimination. We show that prior literature has ...
  • Essays on the economics of higher education 

    Denning, Jeffrey Todd (2015-05)
    This dissertation contains three chapters that examine the effect of price in higher education. The first chapter considers the effect of community college tuition on college enrollment using a natural experiment in Texas ...
  • Essays on the economics of indoor and outdoor environments 

    Briggs, Ronald Joseph (2009-08)
    This dissertation consists of three chapters on questions in Environmental Economics, addressing policy and health issues in indoor and outdoor environments. In the first chapter, I explores price and quantity policy ...
  • Essays on the economics of information systems 

    Qiu, Liangfei (2014-08)
    Information technology and social media have been a driving force in the economy and have transformed all aspects of business in recent decades. Understanding social networks is necessary to evaluate their impacts and ...
  • Essays on the economics of information systems in the mobile era 

    Rui, Huaxia (2012-08)
    In recent years, mobility empowered by smart phones, tablets and numerous applications running on those mobile devices is transforming the way people live and work in the digital age. Innovations and new business models ...
  • Essays on the effective integration of risk management with operations management decisions 

    Tanriseve, Fehmi (2009-08)
    In today's marketplace, firms' exposure to business uncertainties and risks are continuously increasing as they strive to meet dynamically changing customer needs under intensifying competitive pressures. Consequently, ...
  • Essays on the effects of government intervention in Texas' electricity market and the health insurance markets in Missouri and Oklahoma 

    McKearin, Tobin Knowles; 0000-0003-2300-5958 (2015-12)
    This public economics dissertation examines the effects resulting from government intervention in the electricity and health insurance markets. The first chapter analyzes the impact on residential electricity prices by ...
  • Essays on the impact of cognitive and noncognitive skills on labor market outcomes 

    Petre, Melinda C. A. (2014-05)
    Analyzing the distributions of wages for whites, blacks and Hispanics reveals the existence of a wage gap throughout the distribution. There are also clear cognitive and noncognitive skill differences across groups. Do ...
  • Essays on the impact of institutional investors on market efficiency and corporate policies 

    Sulaeman, Johan Arifin (2008-05)
    In this dissertation, I explore the determinants and implications of the preferences of institutional investors. First, I examine whether institutional investors' preference for local investments is related to informational ...
  • Essays on the industrial organization of the taxi industry 

    Buchholz, Nicholas Wyeth (2016-06-23)
    This dissertation addresses several open questions in industrial organization economics, with a particular focus on dynamic economic models of spatial equilibrium and labor supply; spatial differentiation of supply and ...