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    • Essays in Household Finance 

      Ratnadiwakara, Dimuthu; 0000-0002-9208-3047 (2019-05)
      This dissertation consists of three essays on household finance. In the first essay, I analyze the impact of changes to collateral value on borrowers' default decision on auto loans using two types of natural experiments ...
    • 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 Urban Economics: Agglomeration Economies in the Manufacturing Sector and Land Constraints in Housing Markets 

      Dong, Yilin (2017-05)
      This dissertation focuses on the study of urban development. The first chapter explores whether agglomerative forces can explain the location decisions of new manufacturing firms in the face of declining manufacturing ...
    • Essays on Intergenerational Cultural Assimilation 

      Rana, Saumya; 0000-0002-4091-2763 (2019-05)
      This dissertation is comprised of two studies on intergenerational cultural assimilation. The first chapter looks at the effect of preferences on assimilation in terms of residential outcomes. Parent's desire to transmit ...
    • Two Essays on Income, Consumption and Risk-Sharing in Taiwan 

      Gao, Bin (2014-05)
      This study is devoted to the analysis of consumption-risk sharing and income inequality among Taiwanese households. In the first part of this study, I examine risk sharing during 1985-2006. I show that household-head ...