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  • 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 ...
  • Ungureanu, Sergiu (2013)
    <p>This dissertation collects work concerning the way individuals deal with imperfect information, both related to their knowledge of themselves and of others. The second chapter shows that bounded rationality, in the form ...
  • Groves, Alexander (2012)
    <p>This dissertation concerns methods to test whether or not self-control</p><p>is costly, the form of temptation, and the affects different assumptions</p><p>about costly self-control and temptation have on optimal ...
  • Tontarawongsa, Chutima (2014)
    <p>This thesis aims towards contributing to the understanding of the role of social networks in the context of developing countries. It contains two chapters that take on different aspects of social networks. </p><p>In the ...
  • Vogt, Erik (2014)
    <p>This dissertation develops new econometric techniques for use in estimating and conducting inference on parameters that can be identified from option prices. The techniques in question extend the existing literature in ...
  • Krasteva, Silvana Simeonova (2009)
    <p><p>This work analyzes the impact of regulation policies in two distinct settings.</p><p><p>Chapter 1 provides an overview of the existing theoretical literature on innovation and entrepreneurship. It summarizes some ...
  • Martinez, Erika Vivian (2011)
    <p>Comprised of three related chapters, this dissertation evaluates the effects of the North Carolina School Accountability System on agents in different markets using, in most part, school data provided by the North ...
  • Huang, Haifeng (2009)
    <p>This dissertation uses game-theoretic modeling, statistical testing, and case studies to analyze how authoritarian governments manage the news media to maintain regime stability, control local officials, and make reform. ...
  • Ee, Benjamin (2013)
    <p>This dissertation investigates how variation in trade credit standards play a role in firm maturation. In Chapter 1, I survey existing research in trade credit. Following this, I identify lifecycle trends in supplier ...
  • Hizmo, Aurel (2011)
    <p>In the first chapter of this dissertation I develop a flexible and estimable equilibrium model that jointly considers location decisions of heterogeneous agents across space, and their optimal portfolio decisions. Merging ...
  • Borochin, Paul Alexander (2011)
    <p>The first essay of my dissertation introduces a new method for eliciting market beliefs about the expected outcomes of a merger negotiation after announcement. During a merger negotiation, the market prices of the firms ...
  • Spiller, Elisheba (2011)
    <p>This dissertation explores the impact of gasoline prices and transportation policies on consumer behavior through three separate channels: 1) by affecting the relative operating costs of the vehicles in a household's ...
  • Lamb, Ronald (2012-11-16)
    This paper presents the findings of an online survey and interviews with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) professionals on their opinion on the essential and most important components of agency NEPA programs. A ...
  • Robbins, Erika A. (2006)
    The Sustainable Fisheries Act established as one of its mandates for regional fishery management councils and the National Marine Fisheries Service a requirement to identify and protect Essential Fish Habitat. The Act ...