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    • Daily House Price Indexes: Volatility Dynamics and Longer-Run Predictions 

      Wang, Wenjing (2014)
      This dissertation presents the construction procedure of “high-frequency” daily measure of changes in housing valuations, and analyzes its return dynamics, as well as investigates its relationship to capital ...
    • Default Risk in the Automotive Supply Network 

      Benelli, Nicolas-Aldebrando (2017)
      The goal of this dissertation is to empirically investigate, model, and estimate which features of a car-part supplier's portfolio, including production capacity, buyer or component-sector specialization, and solvency risk, ...
    • Determinants of Teenage Childbearing in the United States 

      Tan, Poh Lin (2015)
      This dissertation consists of two original empirical studies on the determinants of teenage childbearing in the United States. The first study examines the impact of educational attainment on teenage childbearing, using ...
    • Do Chinese Investors Get What They Don’t Pay For? Expense Ratios, Loads, and The Returns to China's Open-End Mutual Funds 

      Wang, Yang (2015)
      In this paper we analyze the performance of China's open-end mutual funds by different approaches. Using the data of 467 open-end mutual funds from 60 fund families from Jan 2010 to Apr 2015, we find that the performance ...
    • Do People Value Racial Diversity? Evidence from Nielsen Ratings 

      Aldrich, Eric; Arcidiacono, Peter S; Vigdor, Jacob (2005)
      Nielsen ratings for ABC's Monday Night Football are significantly higher when the game involves a black quarterback. In this paper, we consider competing explanations for this effect. First, quarterback race might proxy ...
    • Dynamic Compensation and Investment with Limited Commitment 

      Feng, Felix Zhiyu (2014)
      In this dissertation I study the role of limited commitment in dynamic models. In the first part, I consider firms that face uncertainty shocks in a principal-agent setting but have only limited ability to commit to long-term ...
    • Dynamic modeling and Bayesian predictive synthesis 

      McAlinn, Kenichiro (2017)
      This dissertation discusses model and forecast comparison, calibration, and combination from a foundational perspective. For nearly five decades, the field of forecast combination has grown exponentially. Its practicality ...
    • Dynamic Models of Human Capital Accumulation 

      Ransom, Tyler (2015)
      This dissertation consists of three separate essays that use dynamic models to better understand the human capital accumulation process. First, I analyze the role of migration in human capital accumulation and how migration ...
    • Dynamic Models of Human Capital Investment 

      Ashworth, Jared (2015)
      My dissertation examines human capital investments and their role in individual's labor market outcomes. Chapter 2 analyzes how public school teachers decide to make human capital investments and the effects that these decisions ...
    • Economic and Demographic Effects of Infrastructure Reconstruction After a Natural Disaster 

      Laurito, Maria Marta (2018)
      In this dissertation I study the long-term effects of post-disaster reconstruction of infrastructure on economic and demographic outcomes. The effects on individuals and communities that result from shocks to existing ...
    • Economic Burden Of Patients Seeking Neurosurgical Care at Mulago hospital, Kampala, Uganda 

      Opolot, Shem (2017)
      Background: Private healthcare resources, which include private health insurance agencies, households, facility-based NGOs and private firms cover over 75% of the health expenditure in Uganda. Uganda’s National Health Accounts ...
    • Efficient Design of Electricity Market Clearing Mechanisms with Increasing Levels of Renewable Generation and Carbon Price 

      Daraeepour, Ali (2017)
      Increased use of wind energy in electricity systems can help reduce green house gas emissions and enhance energy security. However, the traditional scheduling and dispatching processes used to ensure the cost-effective and ...
    • Endogenous Growth, Trade, and the Environment 

      Prasertsom, Nujin (2011)
      This dissertation presents two essays on endogenous growth and renewable resources.The first essay explores the role of renewable resources in a tractablemodel of endogenous growth driven by horizontal and vertical innovation ...
    • Essays in Applied Financial Econometrics 

      Liu, Lily Yanli (2015)
      This dissertation studies applied econometric problems in volatility estimation and CDS pricing. The first chapter studies estimation of loss given default from CDS spreads for U.S. corporates. This paper combines a term ...
    • Essays in Applied Microeconomics 

      Peet, Evan D. (2013)
      The essays in applied microeconomics contained within this dissertation examine prices in the developing economy contexts of Indonesia and the Philippines. Prices, observed and unobserved, are determined by and incentivize ...
    • Essays in Applied Microeconomics and Development Economics 

      Romero Haaker, Francisco Javier Romero (2019)
      This dissertation brings new causal evidence on three topics in development economics, economic demography, and political economy. In the first chapter, I study how aggregate income shocks affect the health and survival ...
    • Essays in Applied Microeconomics With Policy Implications 

      Geissler, Christopher Scott (2013)
      My dissertation focuses on employing microeconomic techniques to study markets and questions that are important and complex, and also have potential policy implications. Two of my chapters analyze the health industry with ...
    • Essays in Asset Pricing 

      Ochoa-Coloma, Juan Marcelo (2013)
      The three essays in this dissertation explore the role of fluctuations in aggregate volatility and global temperature as sources of systemic risk. The first essay proposes a production-based asset pricing model and provides ...
    • Essays in Consumer Finance 

      Kung, Edward (2012)
      This dissertation explores issues regarding the design of consumer financial contracts and their implications for market structure and economic efficiency. These questions are important because, as the recent mortgage crisis ...