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  • 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 ...
  • Deng, Changrong (2014)
    <p>This dissertation focuses on understanding how negative externalities affect managerial decisions, specifically, the resource allocation and pricing in competitive environments.</p><p>We first study optimal allocation ...
  • 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 ...