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    • 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 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 Angel Investors and Early-Stage Startups 

      Venugopal, Buvaneshwaran (2018-06-19)
      This dissertation contains three essays on angel investors and early-stage startups. In the first essay, I show that social connections between angels and entrepreneurs, obtained via schools, past employment and ethnicity, ...
    • 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 Disaster Risk and Equity Return Predictability 

      Liang, Shunlin (2017-05-17)
      This dissertation consists of two essays on disaster risk and equity return predictability. The first essay proposes new measures of firm-level and market level disaster risk from deviation of put-call symmetry, which is ...
    • 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
      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 (2018-05-14)
      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. ...
    • Essays on Health Economics 

      Tseng, Tzu-Yin Hazel
      The dissertation consists of two applied health economics studies on early childhood environment and the short- and long-term health outcomes. The first study uses detailed birth registries and health insurance claims ...
    • Essays on Macroeconomic Forecasting and the Business Cycle 

      Stoica, Teodora (2012-05)
      This dissertation consists of two essays on forecasting real GDP growth and predicting recessions in the United States. In the first essay, we create a new indicator of economic activity based on a business cycle pattern, ...
    • Essays on Macroeconomic Volatility and the Great Moderation 

      Clark, Michael (2012-05)
      This dissertation is a collection of two essays on the macroeconomic volatility and the Great Moderation. The first essay examines the causes of the Great Moderation in United States, while the second essay takes an ...
    • Essays on Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Investment 

      Lee, Sangwon (2018-06-19)
      This dissertation consists of three essays on mergers and acquisitions (M&As) and corporate investment. In the first essay, I examine the divergence of investor opinions about target firm values after the announcement of ...
    • Essays on Migration, Remittance, and Welfare 

      Khatry, Subash; 0000-0002-2412-8434 (2017-05)
      This dissertation is comprised of two essays. The first essay analyzes the aggregate income shocks absorbing and welfare improving roles of remittances in emerging economies. I develop a model to derive testable implications ...
    • Essays on Monetary Policy and Financial Markets 

      Tepe, Fatma S. (2014-12)
      This dissertation examines the interaction between macroeconomic aggregates and financial markets in two different essays. The expansion of derivatives markets has prompted interest in estimating options-implied measures ...