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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Liu, Yan (2014)
    <p>In this thesis, I develop two sets of methods to help understand two distinct but also</p><p>related issues in financial economics.</p><p>First, representative agent models have been successfully applied to explain ...
  • 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 ...
  • Taylor, Yair (2014)
    <p>My dissertation explores the interactions between the various agents in the pharmaceutical industry and how they are affected by changes in health care policy. In my work, I examine innovation and competition among new ...
  • 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 ...