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Essays on Drug and Alcohol Policies in the United States
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 ...
Using Orthogonal GARCH to Forecast Covarince Matrix of Stock Returns
The motivation of this paper is to study the estimation problems in large dimension systems in quantitative finance. The paper firstly presents principal component analysis to obtain the most important information in the ...
FORECAST THE REVEALED COMPARATIVE ADVANTAGE OF EXPORTING TECHNOLOGY INTENSIVE PRODUCTS FOR U.S., CHINA AND GERMANY
In this paper, I calculate the RCA index for the three leading players in merchandise trade 2010: United States, China and Germany to measure and forecast their comparative advantage in exporting technology intensive ...
Essays of Political and Cultural Institutions
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 Sovereign Debt and Default
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 ...
A SYNTHESIS OF COMMERCE AND CHRISTIANITY IN FREDERIC BASTIAT
The 19th century French thinker Frédéric Bastiat is widely known for his strong economic positions in favor of free trade and individual liberty. I argue that these ideas must be studied alongside Bastiat’s core religious ...