Browsing by Title

Sort by: Order: Results:

  • 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 ...
  • Ura, Takuya (2016)
    <p>My dissertation has three chapters which develop and apply microeconometric tech- niques to empirically relevant problems. All the chapters examines the robustness issues (e.g., measurement error and model misspecification) ...
  • 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 ...
  • Hu, Weiwei (2015)
    <p>Over my Ph.D. study, I work on various projects about the school choice reform in New York City, with a special focus on understanding how students or parents choose high schools and evaluating education policies. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Black, Dirk (2014)
    <p>In Chapter 1, I review the existing literature on the investor and contracting usefulness of other comprehensive income (OCI) components. In Chapter 2, I perform empirical tests focused on one aspect of investor usefulness ...
  • 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 ...
  • Daugherty, Jared Fergus (2016)
    <p>\abstract</p><p>This dissertation seeks to explain the role of governmental and non-governmental actors in increasing/reducing the emergence of intergroup conflict after war, when group differences have been a salient ...
  • Jardim, Eduardo Ferreira (2016)
    <p>Urban problems have several features that make them inherently dynamic. Large transaction costs all but guarantee that homeowners will do their best to consider how a neighborhood might change before buying a house. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Thomas, James (2016)
    <p>At least since the seminal works of Jacob Mincer, labor economists have sought to understand how students make higher education investment decisions. Mincer’s original work seeks to understand how students decide how ...
  • 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 ...
  • Paskalev, Zdravko Angelov (2016)
    <p>This dissertation contributes to the economic literature on the market for professional fundraising with two theoretical and one empirical essays. The second chapter rationalizes the decision of charities to outsource ...
  • 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. ...
  • Truskinovsky, Yulya (2016)
    <p>The economic rationale for public intervention into private markets through price mechanisms is twofold: to correct market failures and to redistribute resources. Financial incentives are one such price mechanism. In ...