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    • Essays On The Economics Of Immigration, Immigrant, And Education Public Policies 

      Liu, Albert (2009-10-14)
      This dissertation examines three topics at the intersection of the economics of immigration and the economics of education. First, I study the development of human capital among immigrants by evaluating Arizona Proposition ...
    • Essays On The Economics Of Innovation 

      Ohmstedt, Joerg (2012-05-27)
      This dissertation examines the allocation of inventive ideas through the trade of patent portfolios, the measurement of inventive output and the design of mechanisms to encourage investment in research and development. The ...
    • Essays on the Economics of Land Use and Water Quality 

      Jordan, Suter (2007-08-21)
      This dissertation is a collection of three essays that address the economic and environmental effects of land use spillovers. The first essay explores mechanisms for controlling nonpoint source water pollution, given that ...
    • Essays On The Economics Of Poaching 

      Lopes, Adrian (2014-08-18)
      Charismatic mega-fauna species such as elephants and rhinos have valuable tusks and horns that are sought after by opportunistic poachers. Poaching also assumes the form of subsistence hunting by households living in and ...
    • Essays On The Effects Of Asymmetric Information 

      Ramirez Basora, Mario (2012-08-20)
      It can be easily argued that most, if not all, real economic settings are asymmetric in nature. Particularly, it is often the case that one or several agents possess more or better information than the rest when agreeing ...
    • Essays On The Enforcement Of The Employment Protection Legislation 

      Fraisse, Henri (2009-08-19)
      Economists have traditionally studied the relationships between labor markets and labor legislations paying little attention to the degree and the characteristics of the enforcement of such regulations. This dissertation ...
    • Essays On The Estimation Of Prices In Implicit Markets 

      Lavetti, Kurt (2011-08-31)
      Chapter one examines workers' labor supply decisions to estimate both the equilibrium compensating differential for fatal risk and marginal willingness to accept fatal risk. Using new panel data from commercial fishing ...
    • Essays On The Interaction Between Children'S Health Insurance And Parental Circumstances 

      Taber, Jamie (2012-08-20)
      In the first chapter of this dissertation, I study the effect of child support health insurance mandates on children's health insurance coverage. Children are more likely to lose health insurance when their parents divorce ...
    • Essays On The Macroeconomic Effects Of Oil Price Shocks On The U.S. Economy 

      Mukherjee, Romita (2011-05-31)
      A large volume of research has acknowledged the role of oil price shocks to generate a significant stagflationary impact on U.S. and other oil importing nations. Recent research however shows a paradigm shift in this oil ...
    • Essays On The Mathematics Of Market Efficiency 

      Larsson, Martin (2012-08-20)
      In 1970, Fama defined an efficient market as one where prices always 'fully reflect' available information, but so far a rigorous definition has been lacking. This thesis addresses this issue by providing a definition based ...
    • Essays On The Motivating Effects Of Goals In Accounting 

      Anand, Vikrant (2014-01-27)
      This dissertation presents two studies on the motivating effects of goals in accounting settings. Chapter 1 demonstrates that varying the horizon of a performance standard, which is treated as a goal by workers, affects ...
    • Essays On The Role Of Social And Political Institutions In Economic Development 

      Mukherjee, Priya (2015-08-17)
      This thesis explores the causal effects of specific types of social and political institutions on economic outcomes. The first chapter presents a field experiment that investigates the role of social institutions in shaping ...
    • Essays On The Specification Testing For Dynamic Asset Pricing Models 

      Yun, Jaeho (2009-10-14)
      This dissertation consists of three essays on the subjects of specification testing on dynamic asset pricing models. In the first essay (with Yongmiao Hong), "A Simulation Test for ContinuousTime Models", we propose a ...
    • Essays On The U.S. Motion Picture Industry 

      Fowdur, Lona (2009-10-14)
      This dissertation consists of a collection of essays about the U.S motion picture industry. Psychology literature proposes that emotional product attributes are central to the quality of movie consumption experiences. ...
    • Essays On Time-Varying Consumer Preferences 

      Park, Sungho (2010-08-05)
      Consumer preferences are changing over time. In this dissertation, we provide three studies regarding changes in consumer preferences and methods of modeling time-varying preferences. In Chapter 1, we propose a Simulated ...
    • Essays On Transnational Bioscience Entrepreneurs: Evidence From America, China, And Taiwan 

      Ying, Jonathan (2012-05-27)
      Although there are previous studies on transnational migrants, no studies have been done on transnational bioscience entrepreneurs (TBEs) from either China or Taiwan. This dissertation is the result of grounded theory ...
    • Essays On U.S. Health Policy And Hospital Care 

      Lee, Eunkyeong (2009-10-13)
      My dissertation consists of three chapters, each of which empirically examines impacts of U.S. health care policies on hospital care for a subgroup of disadvantaged populations. The first chapter studies the impacts of ...
    • Establishing a Metadata Service 

      Kurth, Martin (2006-03-03)
      Presentation on establishing a metadata service in a library technical services operation, given to the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services Leadership Development Committee, January 2003, Philadelphia, PA.
    • Establishing an On-Line Recertification Course for WSSA Lesson Modules on Herbicide Resistant Weeds 

      Hahn, Russell R.; McKellar, Mary E. (New York State IPM Program, 2012)
      There is ongoing concern about the increasing number of herbicide resistant weed biotypes. As a result, the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) developed five lesson modules on herbicide resistant weeds. This project ...