• 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 (2015-08)
    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 ...
  • Essays on competition under asymmetric information 

    Hollenbeck, Brett William (2014-05)
    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 (2014-05)
    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 contracts and corporate governance structure in the information technology industry 

    Lin, Lihui (2002)
    This dissertation consists of three essays that explore contracts and corporate governance structure issues in the information technology (IT) industry. The first essay shows that when the information technology service ...
  • Essays on corporate finance 

    Crane, Alan David (2010-08)
    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)
    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- (2011-08)
    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 ...
  • Essays on corporate social performance : an examination of the antecedents and consequences of corporate social performance 

    Brower, Jacob Royce (2011-05)
    There is growing evidence that a vast majority of CEO’s believe that sustainability-related issues are having or will soon have a material impact on their firms. Nearly all of the academic literature on the firm level ...
  • Essays on credit risk 

    Tang, Yongjun (2005)
    This dissertation examines the determinants of credit spreads. The purpose and contribution of this dissertation is to provide a more comprehensive and coherent view of credit risk valuation. Specifically, I examine the ...
  • Essays on derivatives pricing in incomplete financial markets 

    Su, Qimou, 1979- (2007-12)
    This dissertation is a contribution to the valuation and risk management of derivative securities in incomplete financial markets. It consists of two parts dedicated to two distinct valuation methodologies. In the first ...
  • Essays on dynamic contracts : allocation of ambiguity and delegation 

    Bhattacharjee, Swagata (2016-05)
    My dissertation studies the design of contracts in different contexts. It contains two theoretical investigations about contracting under ambiguity: in the context of research partnerships and venture capital financing; ...
  • Essays on dynamic markets with heterogeneous agents 

    Nezami Narajabad, Borghan, 1979- (2007-05)