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  • 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 ...
  • Skiti, Tedi (2017)
    <p>My dissertation explores the implications of strategic investment on market structure,</p><p>new firm entry and technology diffusion. In particular, I build on existing</p><p>theoretical models and empirical methods and ...
  • 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 ...
  • Robinson, Patricia Alexander (2017)
    <p>This dissertation contains three chapters that investigate the role of asymmetric information in determining market outcomes in insurance and healthcare markets. The first two chapters focus on the U.S. automobile ...
  • 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 ...
  • Liebman, Eli (2017)
    <p>This dissertation examines three separate issues of the industrial organization of health care markets. There are a number of features which differentiate health care from other industries. In my dissertation I examine ...
  • 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 ...
  • Singleton, John (2017)
    <p>This dissertation studies the supply of charter schools, school alternatives introduced to education markets to expand choice for students. Drawing upon unique data gathered from Florida, the chapters examine the ...
  • 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 ...