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    • 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 ...
    • Essays on Monetary Policy in Israel 

      Kazinnik, Sophia (2017-05)
      The current consensus is that central bank communication in the form of forward guidance has a profound effect on monetary policy effectiveness. Forward guidance affects private sector expectations about the future path ...
    • ESSAYS ON POLICY EVALUATION WITH ENDOGENOUS ADOPTION 

      Gentile, Elisabetta (2011-12)
      Over the last decade, experimental and quasi-experimental methods have been favored by researchers in empirical economics, as they provide unbiased causal estimates. However, when implementing a program, it is often not ...
    • Essays on Social Policy and Preferences for Redistribution 

      Vu, Max Ngoc (2018-05-14)
      This dissertation is composed of two essays. The first chapter "The Impact of Government Programs on Individual Preferences for Redistribution: Evidence from SCHIP/Medicaid expansion" investigates the effects of government's ...
    • Essays on Sovereign Debt and Default 

      Hunt, Jarrod (2014-05)
      This dissertation is comprised of two essays focused on the central theme of sovereign default. In the first essay, I detail a method to improve forecasting models of sovereign default by evaluating the impact of a country's ...
    • Essays on Team-based Incentives 

      Chen, Hua (2012-05)
      Over the past few decades, team-based incentives are used by more and more organizations to motivate their agents to exert effort. The usage of team incentives creates many challenges, especially the “free-riding” problem. ...
    • Essays on the Effects of Education Policy and Tax Policy on Labor Market and Other Outcomes 

      Nguyen, Tung (2018-05-11)
      This dissertation is composed of three essays. First chapter. The Impact of Bilingual Education on Economic and Social Assimilation: Evidence from California’s Proposition 227. Bilingual education is one of the main ...
    • Essays on the Impact of Clean Water on Human Capital and Productivity 

      Ao, Chon Kit; 0000-0002-2243-9933 (2016-05)
      My dissertation investigates the effect of access to clean water on human capital. The first chapter examines the effect of municipal provisions of clean water---installation of water filtration plants---on school enrollment ...
    • ESSAYS ON THE LONG –RUN IMPACTS OF THE GREAT CHINESE FAMINE ON HUMAN CAPITAL 

      Zhang, Shu 1983- (2012-12)
      This dissertation consists of three essays. In the first essay, I study the long run effect of the Chinese famine on gender difference using a new and high-quality dataset-2004 MEDOW. By comparing the health and education ...
    • Essays on the Processes of Economic Growth 

      Abramava, Nadzeya (2016-05)
      This dissertation consists of three essays on the processes of economic growth. In the first chapter I show how growth behaves when protesting occurs. I continue with the topic of protests in the second chapter, where I ...