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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 ...
    • 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 ...