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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 ...
    • 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 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 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 ...
    • Exchange rate forecasting based on oil price 

      Ali, Saif 1987- (2013-12)
      This paper is aimed at finding out how well nominal oil price can predict nominal exchange rates out-of-sample compared to the random walk benchmarks. The choice of country selection for the exchange rates is based on ...
    • Stadium Games: Publicly Financed Stadiums and Their Impact On Gate Revenue Forecasts 

      Almes, Hardy (2012-08)
      Over the course of the last two decades there has been a great period of stadium construction amongst the four major American sports leagues. The bulk of the funding for said construction has come from public sources. ...
    • Trends and Cycles in Financial Markets: Essays in Time Series Econometrics 

      Smith, Jacob B.L. (2016-05)
      This dissertation is a collection of three essays applying modern time series techniques in the context of financial markets. There is a particular focus on disentangling persistent trend components from transitory cyclical ...