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  • Essays About Newspaper Political Endorsements 

    Leite, Lopez (2010-08-05)
    My dissertation focuses on empirically investigating two aspects of newspaper endorsements: their influence on elections, and the factors determining these recommendations. In the first chapter of my dissertation, "Newspaper ...
  • Essays At The Intersection Of Behavioral Economics And Public Policy 

    Szembrot, Nichole (2014-08-18)
    In political campaigns, candidates often avoid taking positions on issues, instead making vague statements that conceal the policy preferences that would guide them if elected. The explanation for ambiguity proposed in the ...
  • Essays In Behavioral And Public Economics 

    Rees-Jones, Alexander (2013-08-19)
    This dissertation presents two lines of research, each aimed at developing and assessing psychologically-motivated economics research in the realm of public policy. In the first chapter I present a theory of tax sheltering ...
  • Essays In Corporate Finance And Corporate Governance 

    De Angelis, David (2012-08-20)
    My dissertation contains three essays in corporate finance and corporate governance. The first essay studies the effect of information frictions across corporate hierarchies on internal capital allocation decisions, using ...
  • Essays In Credit Portfolio Management 

    Tyagi, Vikrant (2010-10-20)
    The current financial crisis has lessons for three areas of credit portfolio management. First, the credit crisis has highlighted the need to manage the funding risk of a bank. Second, it has highlighted the need to manage ...
  • Essays In Empirical Development Economics 

    Zhang, Shuang (2012-08-20)
    This dissertation is a set of three independent essays on empirical development economics, with a focus on China. The first chapter examines the effect of maternal education on infant health by exploiting exogenous variation ...
  • Essays In Environmental And Energy Economics 

    Leard, Benjamin (2014-08-18)
    Traditional studies in economics assume that decision makers are homogeneous. Although this assumption simplifies analysis, modeling decision maker heterogeneity yields insights about consumer or producer behavior that ...
  • Essays In Health Economics 

    Maclean, Johanna (2012-05-27)
    The first essay of this dissertation investigates the effect of macroeconomic fluctuations at school-leaving on men's health at age 40. I use macroeconomic fluctuations in the U.S. between 1976 and 1992 as a quasi-experiment ...
  • Essays In Health Economics 

    Hill, Anna (2015-01-26)
    My first essay examines the relationship between medical innovation and moral hazard. I examine the behavioral response to one recent medical innovation: the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. I use both medical claims ...
  • Essays In Higher Education Economics 

    Griffith, Amanda (2009-10-14)
    One of the main issues at the forefront of higher education policy discussions in the last decade concerns the under-representation of low-income and minority students at our nation's more selective colleges and universities. ...
  • Essays In International Asset Pricing 

    Wu, Ying (2013-05-26)
    The empirical research focuses on the common risk factors in stock returns and trading activities. The first essay is titled "Asset Pricing with Extreme Liquidity Risk". Defining extreme liquidity as the tails of illiquidity ...
  • Essays In Labor And Education Economics 

    Kopkin, Nolan (2013-05-26)
    In chapter 1, I explore the relationship between discrimination towards blacks and the blackwhite self-employment rate gap, and provide the first direct empirical evidence that discrimination negatively impacts black ...
  • Essays in Labor and Organization Economics 

    Ricchetti, Bryan (2007-07-23)
    The following dissertation is a collection of three independent essays. The first two essays contribute to the literature on Organization Economics. The third essay contributes to the literature on data confidentiality. Essay ...
  • Essays In Labor Economics 

    Zheng, Lingwen (2014-08-18)
    The first chapter of this dissertation examines the phenomenon of labor market segregation. Using a regression discontinuity (RD) design, I exploit the variation in baseyear minority shares across single-establishment firms ...
  • Essays In Labor Economics And Industrial Organization 

    Ciccarella, Stephen (2013-01-28)
    demand that takes into consideration product differentiation in the wine industry. Using nesting structures based on wine quality and origin, the correlation of individual tastes within constructed categories are estimated. ...
  • Essays In Labor Economics And Synthetic Data Methods 

    Gittings, Robert (2009-10-14)
    Three topics are investigated in these chapters: the causes and consequences of lateral job mobility within firms, the impact of incentives on human behavior in the context of capital punishment and deterrence, and the ...
  • Essays In Law And Economics 

    Teitelbaum, Joshua (2010-08-05)
    The dissertation consists of three essays in law and economics. The first chapter compares the efficiency of negligence and strict liability in unilateral accident cases when the injurer faces ambiguity about accident risk. ...
  • Essays In The Economics Of Risky Health Behaviors 

    Radakrishnan, Sharmini (2015-01-26)
    The first essay in my dissertation investigates the impact of a state policy designed to reduce substance abuse. Prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) are state-run electronic databases that track the prescribing ...
  • Essays In Time Series Analysis In The Frequency Domain 

    Zheng, Jingxian (2013-05-26)
    In financial markets, economic relations can change abruptly as the result of rapid market reactions to exogenous shocks, or, alternatively, change gradually over a long time span incorporating various activities and ...
  • Essays In United States Social Security Policy 

    Armour, Philip (2014-08-18)
    My dissertation examines the effects that US Social Security policy changes have on labor supply and application behavior. In my first chapter, I use survey data matched to administrative records to measure the effect of ...