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  • Wang, Yucai Emily (2011)
    <p>This dissertation consists of three chapters relating to dynamic demand models of storable goods and their application to taxes that are imposed on soft drinks. Broadly speaking, the first chapter builds the estimation ...
  • Francis, Dania Veronica (2013)
    <p>This dissertation consists of three essays on the topic of education policy. In the first essay, I evaluate the impacts of a teacher quality equity law that was enacted in California in the fall of 2006 prohibiting ...
  • Nekipelov, Denis (2008-04-08)
    <p>The dissertation consists of three essays. The first essay describes and estimates the model of bidding on eBay. Internet auctions (such as eBay) differ from the traditional auction format in that participants 1) typically ...
  • Landry, Peter (2013)
    <p>This dissertation explores the implications of endognenizing the times decisions are faced for intertemporal decision-making in a variety of contexts. Chapter 1 considers a standard, expected-utility maximizer whose ...
  • Rafferty, Barry John (2012)
    <p>This dissertation is a collection of papers with the unifying objective being to better understand crash risk in foreign exchange markets. I investigate how exposure to the risk of currency crashes is able to provide a ...
  • LaFave, Daniel Ryan (2012)
    <p>This dissertation investigates the economic behavior of families in developing settings. Utilizing uniquely rich, longitudinal survey data from Indonesia, it demonstrates the complexity of market environments facing ...
  • Rajan, Sowmya (2014)
    <p>In this dissertation, I examine at the aggregate and individual levels, why contemporary fertility preferences diverge from actual fertility. I use three waves of cross-sectional survey data from the National Family ...
  • Wang, Yang (2009)
    <p>In this dissertation, I discuss two important factors in individuals' decision-making processes: subjective expectation bias and time-inconsistent preferences. In Chapter I, I look at how individuals' own subjective ...
  • Addoum, Jawad M. (2012)
    <p>This dissertation consists of two essays on household portfolio choice. The first essay is entitled 'Household Portfolio Choice and Retirement'. In this first essay, I empirically examine the portfolio decisions of ...
  • Anenberg, Elliot (2011)
    <p>This dissertation comprises two papers on search in the housing market. The first paper looks at the effects of equity constraints and loss aversion on the home selling problem. The empirical findings are consistent ...
  • Wang, Shouqiang (2011)
    <p>This dissertation explores the incentive issues and strategic interactions among decentralized parties in three operations management environments: inventory systems, revenue management and healthcare policies. The first ...
  • Zhu, Xiumei (2009)
    <p>Expertise is regarded as the most important asset for groups working on knowledge-intensive tasks. This dissertation advances a multi-dimensional conception of group expertise that includes depth, breadth and variety ...
  • Kim, Tae Bong (2011)
    <p>This dissertation asks whether frequency misspecification of a New Keynesian model</p><p>results in temporal aggregation bias of the Calvo parameter. First, when a</p><p>New Keynesian model is estimated at a quarterly ...
  • Pancrazi, Roberto (2010)
    <p>This dissertation consists of three essays on macroeconomics in the frequency domain. In the first essay, I show that whereas the High-Frequency volatility of the majority of the macroeconomic series declined after the ...
  • Foerster, Andrew Thomas (2011)
    <p>This dissertation presents two essays on Markov-Switching dynamic stochastic general equilibrium models.</p><p>The first essay is "Perturbation Methods for Markov-Switching Models," which is co-authored with Juan ...
  • Bauner, Christoph (2011)
    <p>This dissertation consists of three chapters relating to various topics in empirical Industrial Organization. The first two chapters deal with the empirical treatment of sales in online markets. The third chapter explores ...
  • Anderson, Emily (2013)
    <p>This dissertation consists of two chapters studying monetary and fiscal policy. In the first chapter, I study the welfare benefits and costs of increased central bank transparency in a dynamic model of costly information ...
  • Alizamir, Saed (2013)
    <p>This dissertation studies the optimal control of two different dynamic systems with learning: (i) diagnostic service systems, and (ii) green incentive policy design. In both cases, analytical models have been developed ...
  • Mihaly, Kata (2008-04-23)
    <p>This dissertation considers the relationship between peer and individual student interaction. The central finding is that self reported friends play a crucial role in individual behaviors, a role that is more significant ...
  • Wagman, Liad (2009)
    <p>This dissertation uses game theoretic models to examine the effects of agent anonymity on markets for goods and for information. In open, anonymous settings, such as the Internet, anonymity is relatively easy to obtain ...