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  • Essays On Customer Relationship Management In Social Networks 

    Zhao, Ping (2014-01-27)
    The past decade has witnessed an explosive growth of social media. It has never been so easy for customers to connect and interact with each other within various forms of social networks. This trend provides companies with ...
  • Essays On Earnings Guidance 

    Yang, Ihwa (2010-08-05)
    The first chapter of this dissertation examines the association between guidance frequency, guidance properties, and market reactions. The results suggest that the characteristics and market responses to guidance issued ...
  • Essays on Econometric Models of Relative Prices 

    Norman, Stephen (2005-09-21)
    The first chapter addresses the degree to which models which exhibit nonlinear mean reversion, such as the smooth transition autoregressive model, present a resolution to the purchasing power parity puzzle (see Rogoff, ...
  • Essays On Economic Decision Making 

    Ozbek, Mahmut Kemal (2014-01-27)
    This dissertation consists of three chapters with the common ground of economic decision making, a subject which is at the heart of Economics. In the first chapter, entitled "Decision Making with Rational Inattention", I ...
  • Essays On Employee Turnover 

    Peterson, Jonathan (2011-01-31)
    This dissertation is a collection of theoretical works discussing the relationship between various human resource policies and employee retention. I build my models on a turnover mechanism motivated by workers'private ...
  • Essays On Entrepreneurial Risk Preferences And Career Choices 

    Kher, Romi (2014-08-18)
    This dissertation explores risk preferences and career choice decisions amongst undergraduates and specifically addresses startup challenges facing students and universities. The first paper hypothesizes that undergraduate ...
  • Essays On Family Demography, Household Finance, And Economics Of The Family 

    Addo, Fenaba (2012-08-20)
    This dissertation examines the intersection of financial resources, family demography and economic wellbeing of American households at transitional periods in the life course. Changes in union formation, the demographic ...
  • Essays On Financial Frictions And Business Cycles 

    Wang, Yankun (2011-08-31)
    In this dissertation I explore the relationship between the frictions in a country's financial market and its business cycle movements. It is well known that the financial market is far from perfect, and shocks originating ...
  • Essays On Firms Behaviors And Efficiencies 

    Huang, Hao (2010-04-09)
    In Chapter 1, we study the relationship between the target value creation and acquirer corporate governance measures. We show that, based on the 2-day, 5-day and 10day announcement windows, the targets acquired by companies ...
  • Essays On Health Economics 

    Molloy, Eamon (2012-08-20)
    The essays of this dissertation study the effect of alcohol advertising on individual drinking, alcohol firm advertising decisions, and the relationship between education and mortality. The first essay focuses on the ...
  • Essays On Hispanic Integration Into American Society 

    Turner, Richard (2012-08-20)
    Due to rapid expansion in size of the Hispanic American population, Latinos are exerting an ever growing influence on the economy and culture of the United States. At the same time, their own views and lifestyles are being ...
  • Essays On Imperfect Competition 

    Webber, Douglas (2012-08-20)
  • Essays On Information Asymmetry In Equity Market 

    Qin, Luyang (2010-10-20)
    Information asymmetry is a common phenomenon everywhere. This dissertation studies this phenomenon through observing the equity market both in the developed country and in the emerging market and observing both the initial ...
  • Essays On Innovation And Capital Structure 

    Zhang, Jiahong (2010-10-20)
    This dissertation aims at improving the understanding of the relation between innovation investment, financial constraints and capital structure in the context of emerging economies. Since early 1930s, economists have ...
  • Essays On International Comovements Of Financial Markets 

    Tateno, Yusuke (2011-08-31)
    International portfolio diversi…cation is bene…cial only if asset returns are not signi…cantly correlated across countries. Therefore, it is essential for investors who want to make an appropriate portfolio selection to ...
  • Essays On International Investment Allocation: The Role Of Liquidity, Asymmetric Information And Beliefs 

    Kirabaeva, Koralai (2009-10-13)
    My dissertation addresses topics of international finance. The first chapter develops a theoretical framework to analyze the composition of foreign investment during liquidity crises. The second chapter examines the role ...
  • Essays On International Joint Ventures And Corporate Finance 

    Zhou, Lanyue (2009-10-14)
    This dissertation includes two chapters on international joint ventures and corporate finance. Chapter 1 is the first to relate the hubris hypothesis (Roll, 1986) to international joint ventures. I investigate shareholder ...
  • Essays On International Trade: Subsidies, Tariffs And The World Trade Organization 

    Jales, Mario (2014-08-18)
    The essays that compose this dissertation investigate the economic distortions caused by subsidies and tariffs under the prism of negotiation and litigation processes at the World Trade Organization (WTO). Chapter 1, ...
  • Essays On Labor And Health Economics 

    Zhao, Chen (2013-05-26)
    The first essay looks how the disability wage gap as well as the gender, race, and ethnicity wage gaps are affected by macroeconomic conditions. Even though a large literature looks at the trends of these wage gaps, very ...
  • Essays On Labor Economics And Public Policy 

    Strain, Michael (2012-05-27)
    The main component of this thesis, found in the first chapter, is an investigation of earnings instability, which can be thought of as the fluctuations around permanent earnings over time of a worker's labor market earnings. ...