Browsing Duke Dissertations by Duke Department "Economics"

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  • Kang, Songman (2012)
    <p>This dissertation consists of three essays in economics of crime. The first chapter examines the relationship between economic inequality and crime, and provides a new theoretical explanation and empirical evidence. ...
  • Romano, Teresa Foy (2014)
    <p>This dissertation consists of three separate essays on the economics of education. In the first chapter, co-authored with Esteban Aucejo, studies the relative effectiveness of reducing absences to extending the school ...
  • Rho, Deborah Tammy (2014)
    <p>This dissertation consists of two related essays on the economics of immigration. The first chapter presents new evidence on whether the earnings of foreign-born workers grow faster than that of similarly educated ...
  • Vukotic, Marija (2010)
    <p>This dissertation consists of three essays in empirical macroeconomics. In the first essay, I explore the dynamic effects of aggregate news about</p> <p>future technology improvements on sectoral fundamentals. I ...
  • Carlston, Benjamin Arthur (2013)
    <p>This dissertation consists of three essays. In the first essay, I analyze the performance of five different classes of integrated variance estimators when applied to various stocks of differing market capitalization in ...
  • De Lira Salvatierra, Irving (2015)
    <p>The main goal of this work is to explore the effects of time-varying extreme jump tail dependencies in asset markets. Consequently, a lot of attention has been devoted to understand the extremal tail dependencies between ...
  • Li, Kai (2013)
    <p>My dissertation, consisting of three related essays, aims to understand the role of macroeconomic risks in the stock and bond markets. In the first chapter, I build a financial intermediary sector with a leverage ...
  • Shaliastovich, Ivan (2009)
    <p>The central puzzles in financial economics commonly include</p><p>violations of the expectations hypotheses, predictability of excess returns, and the levels and volatilities of nominal bond yields, in addition to ...
  • Li, Ying (2015)
    <p>This dissertation consists of three chapters investigating the effect of firms' entry and exit behavior on market outcomes. Chapters 1 and 2 relate to the recent financial crisis in the auto industry that led to General ...
  • LEE, CHUNG-YING (2014)
    <p>The dissertation consists of three chapters relating to pricing strategies. Chapter 1 studies coupons for prescription drugs and their impacts on consumer welfare, firm profits, and insurance payments. Chapter 2 examines ...
  • Mazur, Lawrence Joseph (2015)
    <p>This dissertation extends the economics literature in industrial organization with three empirical essays on the strategic decisions of firms in imperfectly competitive markets. Using data from the U.S. airline industry, ...
  • Blevins, Jason Ryan (2010)
    <p>This dissertation consists of three chapters relating to</p> <p>identification and inference in dynamic microeconometric models</p> <p>including dynamic discrete games with many players, dynamic games with</p> ...
  • Lustig, Scott Jordan (2011)
    <p>This dissertation is a collection of three chapters all pertaining to institutional economics. In short, the eld of institutional economics is an outgrowth of public economics, in the sense that in many cases he key ...
  • Sakane, Michiru (2011)
    <p>This dissertation consists of two chapters on international business cycles. In the first chapter, I revisit the problem of the anomaly of terms of trade dynamics. First, I empirically analyze the effect of a US aggregate ...
  • Valchev, Rosen (2015)
    <p>This dissertation addresses three key issues in international finance and economics: the uncovered interest rate parity puzzle in exchange rates, the home bias puzzle in portfolio allocations, and the surprising lack ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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? ...
  • 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 ...