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    • Convergence and Divergence of Crude Oil and Natural Gas Prices 

      Romagus, George 1982- (2012-12)
      This research investigates the possibility that WTI crude oil and Henry Hub natural gas prices share a stable link. Economic theory suggests that the two commodities are linked by both supply and demand given that the ...
    • CRUDE OIL PRICE SHOCKS AND GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT 

      Hernandez, Jordan (2012-08)
      This study uses ordinary least squares estimation to test multivariate models in order to find out whether or not crude oil price shocks are contractionary and negatively impact the macroeconomy. Variables are annual and ...
    • Determinants of Firms’ Capital Structure Choice, Their Credit Ratings and the Leverage-Rating Relation 

      Ilgaz, Doruk 1976- (May 2013)
      Both theory and practice seem to agree that firms adjust their capital structure to stay in close proximity to a target leverage ratio. However, this target leverage ratio is not accounted for as a determinant of leverage ...
    • Direct Regular Flights: Policy Effects on Competition in the Taipei-Hong Kong Market 

      Chuang, Shih-Hsien 1989- (August 201)
      In the past few years, there have been significant policy changes involving Taiwan and Mainland China. Since Aug 31, 2009, regular direct flights between Taiwan and China resumed. The paper looks at whether this policy ...
    • Effects of Tort Reforms on Health Outcomes, Spending, and Procedure Choice 

      Malone, Mason (2018)
      This project analyzes the impact of five tort reforms on measures of health quality, healthcare spending, and procedure choice using OLS regression. In particular, the project examines deaths due to medical error, end-of-life ...
    • Effects of Trade Liberalization on Gender Inequality: Empirical Evidence from India 

      Gupta, Ashmita (2015-05)
      This dissertation is composed of two essays. In the first essay, using a panel of establishments from the Annual Survey of Industries (ASI), I study the impact of the 1991 trade liberalization episode in India on the ...
    • Essays in Empirical Economics: Bank Access and New Technology Adoption and States' Management of Unemployment Insurance Finance 

      Mukherjee, Satadru (2012-05)
      This dissertation is composed of three essays. The first essay examines the effect of bank branch expansion on High Yielding Variety (HYV) seed adoption by Indian households using the Additional Rural Incomes Survey (ARIS) ...
    • Essays in Empirical Law and Economics 

      Best, Jason (May 2014)
      Federal judicial vacancies are an ever increasing issue in the public sphere with 14% of federal judgeship positions currently unfilled concurrently with increases in aggregate levels of caseloads. Despite concerns as to ...
    • Essays in political economy and applied econometrics 

      Garofalo, Pablo Javier (2014-05)
      This dissertation is comprised of two essays in political economy and one in micro-econometrics. Each of them proposes an alternative methodology to improve on the estimation of a specific economic phenomenon. The first ...
    • Essays in State Funding for Higher Education 

      Topal, Senay Dzhelal 1983- (December 2)
      This thesis is a combination of two papers studying the effect of state funding for higher education on the price of education and student enrollment at institutions. The first paper evaluates the effectiveness of student ...
    • Essays in Time Series Analysis and Applied Macroeconomics 

      Du, Bocong; 0000-0002-5281-8440 (2016-12-22)
      This dissertation is composed of two essays on time series analysis and applied macroeconomics. The first essay extends the Zero-Information-Limit Condition (ZILC) theory to the Generalized ZILC, and shows how the Generalized ...
    • ESSAYS IN URBAN ECONOMICS AND LOCAL LABOR MARKETS: THE ROLE OF CONCENTRATIONS OF EMPLOYMENT 

      Perdue, Adam (2012-05)
      This dissertation consists of two essays exploring the often noted dispersion of economic activity within cities. Focusing in particular on the phenomenon of polycentricity, these essays explore the relationship between ...
    • Essays of Political and Cultural Institutions 

      Bostashvili, David (2015-05)
      This dissertation comprises two essays. The first examines the role of a bureaucratic institution—the civil service system—in dampening political budget cycles across U.S. state governments. Using new data on state-specific ...
    • Essays on Applied Microeconomics 

      Bui, Sa (2012-05)
      This dissertation consists of three essays. In the first essay, I study the interactions of students with limited English proficiency (LEP). It is vital to study these LEP students’ (LEPs) interactions because immigration ...
    • Essays on Capital Flows in Emerging Markets 

      Dhar, Amrita (2016-05)
      This dissertation comprises two essays. The first essay uses a formal statistical model to identify episodes of extreme movements in capital flows in emerging markets. In particular, I employ a three state Markov switching ...
    • Essays on Carry Trade and Exchange Rate Forecasting 

      Ogruk, Gokcen 1981- (May 2013)
      This thesis is the combination of three papers on carry trade strategies and exchange rate forecasting. The rst paper evaluates the performance of carry trade strategies with implied Taylor rule interest rate di erentials ...
    • Essays on Demand Estimation 

      Pham, Vinh (2018-08-09)
      This dissertation is a collection of two essays in the fields of empirical industrial organization. The overall theme of the dissertation is the estimation of the demand models. The estimated models can be used to study ...
    • Essays on Drug and Alcohol Policies in the United States 

      Crouch, Randall William (2015-05)
      This dissertation consists of two essays that explore the unintended consequences of drug and alcohol control policies in the United States. They both examine policy changes at the state level using a difference-in-differences ...
    • Essays on Elderly Decision Making 

      Chakravorty, Arpita (2018-05)
      The dissertation consists of two studies on decision making of the elderly in India and the United States. The first study uses data from the India Human Development Survey (IHDS), a nationally representative survey in ...
    • Essays on Gender Inequality in China 

      Zuo, Xuejing (2018-05)
      The dissertation consists of two applied microeconomics studies on gender inequality in China. In the first study, my coauthors and I explore the multiple switching behavior (MSB) in Multiple Price List (MPL) instrument. ...