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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Yu, Yang (2016)
    <p>My dissertation consists of three self-contained essays on macroeconomics. Chapter 2 "Churning, firm inter-connectivity, and labor market fluctuations'' studies the implications of firm inter-connectivity and irreversibility ...
  • 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? ...
  • Rosoiu, Alexandru George (2016)
    <p>I study the link between capital markets and sources of macroeconomic risk. In chapter 1 I show that expected inflation risk is priced in the cross section of stock returns even after controlling for cash flow growth ...
  • 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 ...
  • Li, Li Song (2015)
    <p>Economic risks of many sorts are prevalent in developing countries. In this dissertation I exploit rainfall variation, a particularly prominent form of risk, to study three related topics in development economics. Because ...
  • Clark, Brian Christopher (2016)
    <p>This dissertation is comprised of three essays in the economics of education. In the first essay, I examine how college students' major choice and major switching behavior responds to major-specific labor market shocks. ...
  • Hull, Marie Claire (2015)
    <p>This dissertation presents three essays on the topic of the economics of education. In the first essay, I examine the importance of family shocks for student learning. In the second, I describe how the evolution of 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 ...
  • Correia, Sergio (2016)
    <p>I study local shocks to consumer credit supply arising from the opening</p><p>of bank-related retail stores. Bank-related store openings coincide with</p><p>sharp increases in credit card placements in the neighborhood ...
  • 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. ...