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    • 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 Development Economics 

      Garg, Teevrat (2015-08-17)
      Even as concerns over climate change and environment have become dominant in political discourse, our understanding of the coupled dynamics of human and natural resource systems remains limited. Using a combination of ...
    • 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 

      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 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 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 Innovation And Technology Adoption 

      Choe, Justin (2016-02-01)
      The overarching theme of my research is on issues related to innovation, with a focus on how different firms react to technological changes. These include new markets that are developed through international trade agreements, ...
    • 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 Development Economics In India 

      Raghunathan, Kalyani (2015-05-24)
      This dissertation consists of five distinct chapters that answer questions in labor and development economics in the Indian context. These five chapters are divided into two sections - the first deals with empirical ...
    • 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 Macroeconomics 

      Zhao, Nellie (2016-05-29)
    • 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 Public Finance 

      Albrecht, Kiel (2016-05-29)
      In Chapter 2, I develop a basic model of housing prices, in which the level of capitalization depends positively on the absolute value of the elasticity of demand, and negatively on the elasticity of supply and the level ...