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  • 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. ...
  • Essays On Labor Market Interventions 

    Han, Baran (2009-10-14)
    This dissertation analyzes the economic, political, and social consequences of labor market interventions by different economic actors. What happens when consumers in the developed world intervene in the labor market of ...
  • Essays On Land Nutrient Policy, Dairy Management Adjustments And Environmental Quality, And Resource-Based Sustainable Development 

    Enahoro, Dolapo (2011-01-31)
    In addition to a weakening demand for their products, livestock producers have faced historically high feed costs and struggle to meet increasingly stringent regulations on the management of animal wastes. In two related ...
  • Essays On Mergers & Acquisitions And Innovation 

    Yu, Yu (2010-10-20)
    While innovation and growth can be promoted internally through focus on research and development (R&D), many firms find acquisition from external sources to be a speedy and attractive alternative. Despite the numerous ...
  • Essays on Model Selection 

    Choi, Hwan-sik (2007-06-05)
    Model selection and nonnested hypothesis testing procedures are considered in three papers. The papers generalize the existing testing procedures and propose methods to improve approximations to the sampling distribution ...
  • Essays On Monetary, Fiscal And Macroprudential Policy Nexus In Indonesia : An Emerging Market Case 

    Adiwibowo, Danny (2014-05-25)
    credit/GDP to avoid the buildup of excessive risks, macro prudential policies become quantitatively more important. The second chapter based on premise that monetary policy has played a prominent stabilization role in many ...
  • Essays On Networks And Labor Market Mobility 

    Schmutte, Ian (2010-10-20)
    This dissertation applies the tools of network analysis to study job mobility. Job mobility is a complex phenomenon, and network theory provides a novel and practical framework for dealing with this complexity in understanding ...
  • Essays On Optimal Contract Design 

    Xu, Jin (2013-08-19)
    the returns to effort increase with the hierarchical levels, which cannot generate the convex wage structure unless further assumptions added on optimal effort levels and cost functions. The third chapter investigates the ...