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    • 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 ...
    • Essays In Taxation 

      Rozema, Kyle (2015-08-17)
      This dissertation contributes to an understanding of the general equilibrium effects of tax policies. In "Excise Taxes and Retail Outlets: Evidence from Panel Data with Transaction-Level Costs, Prices, and Sales", I ...
    • 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 Applied Economics With Experimental Evidence 

      Kim, Duk Gyoo (2015-08-17)
      My dissertation consists of three chapters, each of which experimentally investigates the reasonings of an individual's suboptimal decisions from the perspective of self-interested rational agents. In the first chapter, I ...
    • 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 ...