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    • 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 Multi-Activity Analysis 

      Kim, Hwang (2015-05-24)
      The dissertation presents marketing issues in which consumers are engaged in more than two activities related to marketing; cross-activity analysis. In particular, the dissertation suggests two marketing models to capture ...
    • 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 NONPARAMETRIC ESTIMATION OF POLICY FUNCTIONS IN ASSET PRICING MODELS 

      Cui, Liyuan (2017-05-30)
      Dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) models generally do not admit analytic solutions. Although DSGE models are widely used in macroeconomics and finance, no statistically sound estimation methods for policy ...
    • 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 ...
    • Essays On Over-The-Counter Markets 

      Zhong, Zhuo (2014-08-18)
      This dissertation consists of three essays studying on over-the-counter trading (OTC henceforth). In Chapter 1, I model the formation of the inter-dealer network in an OTC market, and study how the network affects prices ...
    • Essays On Personnel Economics 

      Ekinci, Emre (2012-08-20)
      This dissertation is a collection of three essays on personnel economics. The first essay studies bonus payments in a hierarchical firm. A well-documented finding in the internal labor markets literature is that the size ...
    • Essays On Policy Dynamics Under Political Frictions 

      Ma, Yanlei (2015-05-24)
      The successful design and implementation of macroeconomic and public policies has an important political dimension. This dissertation, which lies at the intersection of macroeconomics and political economy, focuses on ...
    • Essays on Poverty Alleviation and Health Promotion in East Africa 

      Hoffmann, Vivian (2008-07-31)
      This dissertation consists of three papers on anti-poverty and health promotion interventions in East and Southern Africa. Attempts to target health goods such as bed nets to poor populations may prove ineffective if ...
    • Essays On Promotion And Turnover 

      Wang, Ying (2013-08-19)
      This dissertation compares three of the leading theories on wage and promotion dynamics, tournament theory, job assignment theory, and signaling theory, via their predictions on the impact of promotion on employees' turnover ...
    • Essays On Prospect Theory And Asset Pricing 

      Yang, Liyan (2010-08-05)
      The financial markets are full of puzzles. In the aggregate market, stocks earn returns that cannot be justified by individual risk aversion (the equity premium puzzle); stock prices fluctuate much more than the underlying ...
    • Essays On Rationality And Social Action: Status Exchange, Assimilation, And Red Hat Strategy 

      Wang, Yujun (2011-01-31)
      This dissertation examines the rationality of social action. The firm adopting the "red hat" strategy or individuals seeking partners with matching assets and qualifications can all be seen as agents who try to maximize ...
    • ESSAYS ON REGULATION AND ITS IMPACT ON INDUSTRY AND TAXATION: STUDIES ON CAFE STANDARDS 

      Wang, Yiwei (2017-01-30)
      Adopted in 1975, Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards had profound influences on the automobile industry as well as fleet fuel economy in the United States. In my dissertation, I first looked into the historical ...
    • Essays On Reporting Systems, Operational Distortion, And Belief Distortion 

      Bentley, Jeremiah (2016-02-01)
      This dissertation is a combination of three relatively independent sole-authored papers. The first presents evidence that individuals distort their behaviors and their beliefs in response to performance systems that focus ...
    • Essays On Risk Biased Exports And Liquidity-Based Determinants Of International Equity Flows 

      Serechetapongse, Anuk (2013-08-19)
      This dissertation is comprised of three essays. Chapter One develops a generalequilibrium framework to address risk-shifting factors in a country allocation of resources between the domestic and export sector. The analytical ...
    • Essays On Shopping Dynamics In Customer Base Analysis 

      Park, Chang Hee (2012-08-20)
      Given the emerging concept of a customer-centric approach to marketing, customer relationship management (CRM) has seen increased attention. Among essential tools to implement CRM is customer base analysis which seeks to ...
    • Essays On Social Effects And Social Media 

      Bao, Tong (2011-01-31)
      Two significant phenomena emerge from recent internet development: consumers are influenced by social network; and consumers engage in consumption and production of user-generated content. This dissertation studies social ...