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    • Empirical Evaluation of DSGE Models for Emerging Countries 

      Garcia Cicco, Javier (2009)
      This dissertation is the collection of three essays aimed to evaluate the empirical performance of dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) models in explaining the behavior of macroeconomic dynamics in emerging countries. ...
    • Essays in Empirical Macroeconomics 

      Vukotic, Marija (2010)
      This dissertation consists of three essays in empirical macroeconomics. In the first essay, I explore the dynamic effects of aggregate news about future technology improvements on sectoral fundamentals. I document ...
    • Essays in Industrial Organization and Econometrics 

      Blevins, Jason Ryan (2010)
      This dissertation consists of three chapters relating to identification and inference in dynamic microeconometric models including dynamic discrete games with many players, dynamic games with discrete and ...
    • Essays in Law and Economics 

      Iyavarakul, Tongyai (2009)
      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 States ...
    • Essays on Empirical Analysis of Continuous-Time Models of Industrial Organization 

      Nekipelov, Denis (2008-04-08)
      The dissertation consists of three essays. The first essay describes and estimates the model of bidding on eBay. Internet auctions (such as eBay) differ from the traditional auction format in that participants 1) typically ...
    • Essays on Health Economics 

      Wang, Yang (2009)
      In this dissertation, I discuss two important factors in individuals' decision-making processes: subjective expectation bias and time-inconsistent preferences. In Chapter I, I look at how individuals' own subjective expectations ...
    • Essays on Macroeconomics in the Frequency Domain 

      Pancrazi, Roberto (2010)
      This dissertation consists of three essays on macroeconomics in the frequency domain. In the first essay, I show that whereas the High-Frequency volatility of the majority of the macroeconomic series declined after the early ...
    • Explaining the Effects of Fiscal Shocks 

      Zubairy, Sarah (2010)
      This dissertation is motivated by the fact that while the literature has had a great deal of success in developing empirical models for monetary policy analysis, the same can not be said for fiscal policy. This work advances ...
    • Indian Toilets and Tanzanian Mosquito Nets: Understanding Households' Environmental Health Decisions in Developing Countries 

      Dickinson, Katherine Lee (2008-04-25)
      Diarrhea and malaria are two of the most devastating public health threats in the developing world, resulting in millions of childhood deaths each year. Part of the challenge in addressing these threats arises from the ...
    • Location Choice and the Value of Spatially Delineated Amenities 

      Bishop, Kelly Catherine (2008-04-25)
      In the first chapter of this dissertation, I outline a hedonic equilibrium model that explicitly controls for moving costs and forward-looking behavior. Hedonic equilibrium models allow researchers to recover willingness ...
    • Migration, Remittances and Growth 

      Ukueva, Nurgul (2010)
      In the first chapter of my dissertation I analyze the effect of migration and remittances on a small, open, migrant-sending country in the context of an endogenous growth model with technology transfers. I demonstrate that, ...
    • Online Auction Markets 

      Yao, Song (2009)
      Central to the explosive growth of the Internet has been the desireof dispersed buyers and sellers to interact readily and in a mannerhitherto impossible. Underpinning these interactions, auctionpricing mechanisms have enabled ...
    • Optimal Monetary and Fiscal Policy for Small Open and Emerging Economies 

      Fasolo, Angelo Marsiglia (2010)
      This dissertation computes the optimal monetary and fiscal policy for small open and emerging economies in an estimated medium-scale model. The model departs from the conventional approach as it encompasses all the major ...
    • Optimal Monetary Policy and Oil Price Shocks 

      Kormilitsina, Anna (2008-04-25)
      This dissertation is comprised of two chapters. In the first chapter, I investigate the role of systematic U.S. monetary policy in the presence of oil price shocks. The second chapter is devoted to studying different approaches ...
    • Preventive Health Behaviors among the Elderly 

      Ayyagari, Padmaja (2008-07-07)
      This dissertation consists of three essays that study preventive health behaviors among the elderly U.S. population.The first essay studies the effect of Medicare coverage on demand for the influenza vaccine. I use a propensity ...
    • Research and Development Competition in the Chemicals Industry 

      Finger, Stephen R (2008-04-24)
      This dissertation is composed of two related chapters dealing with research and development. I evaluate the effects of the Research and Experimentation Tax Credit on the Chemicals Industry and then examine the determinants ...
    • Social Thought and Social Change: Methodological Dilemmas at the Intersection of Science and Ethics 

      English, William Edward (2010)
      I argue that ethical convictions are crucial to the maintenance and transformation of social institutions. Moreover, since ethical convictions are sometimes corrigible and open to persuasive transformation, ethical persuasion ...
    • The Microfoundations of Housing Market Dynamics 

      Murphy, Alvin Denis (2008-04-24)
      The goal of this dissertation is to provide a coherent and computationally feasible basis for the analysis of the dynamics of both housing supply and demand from a microeconomics perspective. The dissertation includes two ...
    • Three Essays on Analyses of Marine Resources Management with Micro-data 

      Huang, Ling (2009)
      Chapter 1: Although there are widely accepted theoretical explanations for overexploitation of common-pool resources, empirically we have limited information about the micro-level mechanisms that cause individually efficient ...