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  • Pratt, Ryan (2012)
    <p>I study the effect of human capital on firms' leverage decisions in a structural dynamic model. Firms produce using physical capital and labor. They pay a cost per employee they hire, thus investing in human capital. ...
  • Genoni, Maria Eugenia (2011)
    <p>This dissertation explores three important topics in the Development Economics literature. The first chapter provides further evidence on the consequences of illness episodes on earnings and consumption in Indonesia. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Duch, Katherine H. (2013)
    <p>This dissertation explores three topics relating to education and politics. The first chapter examines gender gaps in test scores among top-scoring students. Recent research by Pope and Sydnor (2010) and Nosek et al. ...
  • Zhao, Bingzhi (2017)
    <p>This dissertation consists of three essays that shed light on various problems in empirical asset pricing and portfolio management by applying high frequency econometric techniques. Chapter 1, An Efficient Factor from ...
  • 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 ...
  • Shang, Yan (2016)
    <p>This dissertation contributes to the rapidly growing empirical research area in the field of operations management. It contains two essays, tackling two different sets of operations management questions which are ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Kung, Howard Pan (2012)
    <p>In my dissertation, I study the link between economic growth and asset prices in stochastic endogenous growth models. In these settings, long-term growth prospects are endogenously determined by innovation and R\&D. ...
  • MURFIN, JUSTIN RILEY (2010)
    <p>The first essay of my dissertation investigates how lender-specific shocks impact the strictness of the loan contract that a borrower receives. Exploiting between-bank variation in recent portfolio performance, I find ...
  • Medina Quispe, Pamela Milagros (2016)
    <p>The aim of this dissertation is to examine, model and estimate firm responses to</p><p>demand shocks by focusing on specific industries where demand shocks are well</p><p>identified. Combining reduced-form evidence and ...
  • Kozlova, Olga (2017)
    <p>The aim of this dissertation is to examine, model and estimate the importance of</p><p>demand factors that shape the diet quality choices of the U.S. households. In particular,</p><p>I focus on the low-income households ...
  • Cas, Ava Gail (2012)
    <p>This dissertation encompasses three essays that examine the extent to which parental loss and social programs affect the health, education and time allocation of children in developing countries. </p><p> The first chapter ...
  • Gedge, Christopher David (2016)
    <p>This dissertation extends the empirical industrial organization literature with two essays on strategic decisions of firms in imperfectly competitive markets and one essay on how inertia in consumer choice can result ...
  • 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, ...