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  • 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 

    Buntrock, Evan (2015-05-24)
    The three essays of this dissertation are studies of individual choice and outcomes in labor-economics related problems. In the first chapter, I use an individual's rank in his coworker-comparison group to predict whether ...
  • 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 ...
  • Essays On Asset Pricing Models: Theories And Empirical Tests 

    Li, Yan (2009-10-13)
    My dissertation contains three chapters. Chapter one proposes a nonparametric method to evaluate the performance of a conditional factor model in explaining the cross section of stock returns. There are two tests: one is ...
  • Essays On Asset Pricing: Predictability, Information, And Liquidity 

    Chen, Qingqing (2009-08-19)
    This dissertation is a collection of essays on Asset Pricing: Predictability, Information, and Liquidity. The ?rst chapter, ?Predictability of Equity Returns over Di?erent Time Horizons: A Nonparametric Approach? aims to ...
  • Essays On Assortative Mating: Body Weight, Relationships, And Health 

    Carmalt, Julia (2009-10-13)
    This dissertation estimates patterns of assortative mating for body weight using two underutilized dyadic datasets: the Marital and Relationship Survey (MARS) and the Add Health Romantic Pairs data. The dissertation includes ...
  • Essays On Banking 

    Zhang, Yu (2012-05-27)
    Diamond and Dybvig (1983) provide an analytical framework of modern banking: The key role of banks is to provide risk sharing between different types of consumers, and the mismatch of short-term liabilities and long-term ...
  • Essays On Banking And Financial Stability 

    Das, Sonali (2012-08-20)
    Financial crises have occurred repeatedly throughout history in both high and middle-to-low income countries. This dissertation studies how the interactions of financial market participants affect financial stability. In ...
  • Essays On Carbon Abatement And Electricity Markets 

    Taber, John (2012-08-20)
    In the first chapter of this dissertation, I study the effects of a number of policies which affect the electric grid using the SuperOPF, a full AC optimization/simulation framework with optimal investment developed at ...
  • Essays On Career Dynamics Inside Organizations 

    Jin, Xin (2014-08-18)
    This dissertation focuses on the theoretical and empirical analysis of individuals' career and wage dynamics inside firms. It addresses three areas of interests in this field: human capital accumulation, signaling, and ...
  • Essays On Ceo Inside Debt 

    Cen, Wei (2011-05-29)
    Executive defined benefit pensions and deferred compensation are known as "inside debt". The reason is that their values depend on the ability of the firm to make future payments to its participant employees. Such plans ...
  • Essays On Consumption Risk-Sharing In Emerging Economies 

    Malik, Samreen (2012-08-20)
    This dissertation contributes to the growing literature of international finance on capital market integration and consumption risk sharing in emerging economies. I identify threshold effects in terms of financial market ...
  • 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 ...