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  • Tabova, Alexandra (2011)
    <p>This dissertation consists of two essays in international macroeconomics. In the first essay I explore the role of portfolio diversification in explaining the distribution of foreign investment across countries. I do ...
  • Iyavarakul, Tongyai (2009)
    <p>This dissertation comprises of three essays in law and economics. The first chapter, a joint work with my advisor - Marjorie McElroy, examines the longly debated effect of the liberalized divorce laws in the United ...
  • Arias, Jonas (2013)
    <p>This dissertation consists of two essays in macroeconomics. In the first essay, I explain the increase in the interbank market credit spreads during the recent financial crisis using a model with endogenous default, in ...
  • Szemely, Bela (2011)
    <p>During 2007-2009 the U.S. economy experienced the most severe financial crisis since the Great Depression. Why did the financial crisis turn into such a severe recession? And what were the causes of the Great Recession? ...
  • Valasek, Justin (2011)
    <p>This dissertation explores the connection between voter turnout and candidate polarization. The first chapter considers a voting game with turnout and endogenous candidates, and maps the equilibria of the game under ...
  • Kleiner, Kristopher Michael (2014)
    <p>This dissertation explores the causes and consequences of real estate price fluctuations. Given the collapse of US house prices during 2007-2009 along with the simultaneous rise in national unemployment an thorough ...
  • Kuzmenko, Tatyana (2012)
    <p>This dissertation focuses on non-market valuation of environmental goods, using housing values and residential location decisions to infer the value of local environmental quality. It makes two contributions to the ...
  • Seoane, Hernan Daniel (2011)
    <p>This dissertation is a collection of essays with the main objective of estimate and understand macroeconomic behavior of emerging countries by the lenses of modern tools in general equilibrium modeling.</p><p>In the ...
  • Ferraro, Domenico (2014)
    <p>This dissertation consists of three essays. In the first essay, ``The Asymmetric Cyclical Behavior of the U.S. Labor Market,'' I develop a search-and-matching model with endogenous job destruction and heterogeneous ...
  • Name-Correa, Alvaro (2013)
    <p>In this dissertation I present a theory of charitable fund-raising in which it is costly to solicit donors. The second chapter shows how optimizing fund-raisers will affect the equilibrium level of contributions, determine ...
  • Wei, Wei (2014)
    <p>I study firms' debt maturity decisions. I provide two models for optimal debt maturity choices when facing stochastic productivity and rollover risk. The first model is based on firms' need to smooth their capital when ...
  • Farfan Bertran, Maria Gabriela (2014)
    <p>This dissertation consists of 3 essays on development economics, with an overarching theme that relates to the economics of the family, child human capital, and migration. The three essays combine rigorous empirical ...
  • Vernik, Dinah Alexandra (2009)
    <p>The ability to digitize information goods such as music and movies and the growing accessibility of the Internet has led to online piracy and the emergence of a new class of retailers that specialize in digital downloads. ...
  • James, Jonathan Webster (2011)
    <p>The literature on occupational matching has traditionally assumed that an individual's match in one occupation is completely uncorrelated with their match in every other occupation in the economy. In this paper I develop ...
  • 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 ...