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  • Yang, Jie (2010)
    <p>The costs and constraints to financing, and the factors that influence them, play critical roles in the determination of corporate capital structures.</p> <p>Chapter 1 estimates firm-specific marginal cost of debt ...
  • Kung, Edward (2012)
    <p>This dissertation explores issues regarding the design of consumer financial contracts and their implications for market structure and economic efficiency. These questions are important because, as the recent mortgage ...
  • Pratt, Ryan (2012)
    <p>I study the effect of human capital on firms' leverage decisions in a structural dynamic model. Firms produce using physical capital and labor. They pay a cost per employee they hire, thus investing in human capital. ...
  • Genoni, Maria Eugenia (2011)
    <p>This dissertation explores three important topics in the Development Economics literature. The first chapter provides further evidence on the consequences of illness episodes on earnings and consumption in Indonesia. ...
  • Kang, Songman (2012)
    <p>This dissertation consists of three essays in economics of crime. The first chapter examines the relationship between economic inequality and crime, and provides a new theoretical explanation and empirical evidence. ...
  • Romano, Teresa Foy (2014)
    <p>This dissertation consists of three separate essays on the economics of education. In the first chapter, co-authored with Esteban Aucejo, studies the relative effectiveness of reducing absences to extending the school ...
  • Rho, Deborah Tammy (2014)
    <p>This dissertation consists of two related essays on the economics of immigration. The first chapter presents new evidence on whether the earnings of foreign-born workers grow faster than that of similarly educated ...
  • Duch, Katherine H. (2013)
    <p>This dissertation explores three topics relating to education and politics. The first chapter examines gender gaps in test scores among top-scoring students. Recent research by Pope and Sydnor (2010) and Nosek et al. ...
  • Vukotic, Marija (2010)
    <p>This dissertation consists of three essays in empirical macroeconomics. In the first essay, I explore the dynamic effects of aggregate news about</p> <p>future technology improvements on sectoral fundamentals. I ...
  • Carlston, Benjamin Arthur (2013)
    <p>This dissertation consists of three essays. In the first essay, I analyze the performance of five different classes of integrated variance estimators when applied to various stocks of differing market capitalization in ...
  • Li, Kai (2013)
    <p>My dissertation, consisting of three related essays, aims to understand the role of macroeconomic risks in the stock and bond markets. In the first chapter, I build a financial intermediary sector with a leverage ...
  • Shaliastovich, Ivan (2009)
    <p>The central puzzles in financial economics commonly include</p><p>violations of the expectations hypotheses, predictability of excess returns, and the levels and volatilities of nominal bond yields, in addition to ...
  • Kung, Howard Pan (2012)
    <p>In my dissertation, I study the link between economic growth and asset prices in stochastic endogenous growth models. In these settings, long-term growth prospects are endogenously determined by innovation and R\&D. ...
  • MURFIN, JUSTIN RILEY (2010)
    <p>The first essay of my dissertation investigates how lender-specific shocks impact the strictness of the loan contract that a borrower receives. Exploiting between-bank variation in recent portfolio performance, I find ...
  • Cas, Ava Gail (2012)
    <p>This dissertation encompasses three essays that examine the extent to which parental loss and social programs affect the health, education and time allocation of children in developing countries. </p><p> The first chapter ...
  • LEE, CHUNG-YING (2014)
    <p>The dissertation consists of three chapters relating to pricing strategies. Chapter 1 studies coupons for prescription drugs and their impacts on consumer welfare, firm profits, and insurance payments. Chapter 2 examines ...
  • Blevins, Jason Ryan (2010)
    <p>This dissertation consists of three chapters relating to</p> <p>identification and inference in dynamic microeconometric models</p> <p>including dynamic discrete games with many players, dynamic games with</p> ...
  • Lustig, Scott Jordan (2011)
    <p>This dissertation is a collection of three chapters all pertaining to institutional economics. In short, the eld of institutional economics is an outgrowth of public economics, in the sense that in many cases he key ...
  • Sakane, Michiru (2011)
    <p>This dissertation consists of two chapters on international business cycles. In the first chapter, I revisit the problem of the anomaly of terms of trade dynamics. First, I empirically analyze the effect of a US aggregate ...
  • Liu, Xuan (2007-05-10)
    This dissertation consists of two essays in international macroeconomics. The first essay shows that optimal fiscal and monetary policy is time consistent in a standard small open economy. Further, there exist many ...