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    • Dynamics of Labor Market Earnings and Sector of Employment in Urban Mexico, 1987-2002. 

      Duval Hernandez, Robert (2005-12-23)
      This dissertation studies labor earnings mobility in the short-run and the structure of labor markets in urban Mexico, from 1987 to 2002. In the first part it gauges the average earnings mobility in the economy and ...
    • Essays in Applied Microeconomics 

      Jones, Todd R (2018-05-30)
      This dissertation includes three essays. The first essay is entitled "Do Peers Influence Occupational Preferences? Evidence from Randomly-Assigned Peer Groups at West Point" and is coauthored with Michael Kofoed. We study ...
    • Essays in Labor and Education Economics 

      Willén, Alexander L.P. (2018-05-30)
      This dissertation consists of three essays, each using advanced empirical methods to address important questions within the fields of labor and education economics. In Chapter 1, I exploit a Swedish reform that eliminated ...
    • Essays in Labor and Macroeconomics 

      Kanazawa, Nobuyuki (2017-05-30)
      This dissertation contains three chapters that empirically examine the interactions among economic variables from three different fields: labor economics, macroeconomics, and financial markets. This dissertation lies at ...
    • 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 

      Green, Andrew Shaw (2017-05-30)
      This dissertation contributes to the understanding of employer-employee bargaining over hours of work, and the use of administrative data to better understand labor market statistics. In chapter 1, ``Hours Off the Clock,'' ...
    • 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 Public Economics 

      Elwell, James Philip (2019-05-30)
      My dissertation investigates different aspects of transfer programs in the United States, contributes to our understanding of interactions between safety-net programs, and improves the data available to measure recipiency ...
    • Essays in Social Policy and Economic Well-Being 

      Walker, Caroline (2019-08-30)
      This is a dissertation in three parts examining the impact of social policies on the economic well-being of communities in the United States. In particular, I study the consequences of policies such as prison construction, ...
    • Essays on Applied Economic Theory 

      Yin, Zhenda (2018-08-30)
      This dissertation consists of three chapters (essays). The first two chapters share a common theme: the study of how the positive selection of employees -- identifying those who are more skilled and/or those who like their ...
    • Essays on Factor Mobility and Economic Outcomes 

      Firsin, Oleg (2018-08-30)
      This dissertation studies economic consequences of factor mobility in three different contexts. The first chapter deepens understanding of the effect of immigration on native wages in a setting where offshoring also takes ...
    • Essays On Labor And Health Economics 

      Zhao, Chen (2013-05-26)
      The first essay looks how the disability wage gap as well as the gender, race, and ethnicity wage gaps are affected by macroeconomic conditions. Even though a large literature looks at the trends of these wage gaps, very ...
    • Essays On Labor Economics And Public Policy 

      Strain, Michael (2012-05-27)
      The main component of this thesis, found in the first chapter, is an investigation of earnings instability, which can be thought of as the fluctuations around permanent earnings over time of a worker's labor market earnings. ...
    • Three Essays In Applied Labor And Resource Economics 

      Mezey, Esther (2013-08-19)
      This dissertation includes three essays: Spatio-temporal analysis of labor turnover statistics develops regularized dynamic spatio-temporal methods for selecting the sparse set of geographic, industrial, and demographic ...
    • Three Essays in Gender Economics 

      Larson-Koester, Miriam (2018-08-30)
      This dissertation consists of three essays viewing gender in the United States through an economic lens. In the past half-century men and women have be- come more equal in many economic and social dimensions, but vast ...
    • Three Essays on Development and Labor Economics 

      Li, Yanan (2018-05-30)
      My dissertation comprises three empirical studies on development and labor economics. The first two essays are in the context of National Employment Guarantee Schemes (thereafter, NREGA) in India. In the first one, I study ...
    • Three Essays on Employment Relations in the Rideshare Industry 

      Maffie, Michael D. (2018-08-30)
      This dissertation examines how the relationship between rideshare drivers and platforms (Uber, Lyft, etc.) is shaped by conflict, such as wage reductions, passenger arguments, or deactivations. Drawing on survey data from ...
    • Three Essays on Health Care and Industrial Organization 

      Tilipman, Nicholas (2017-05-30)
      United States health spending grew dramatically over the last several decades, reaching approximately 18% of Gross Domestic Product in 2015. Much of these rising costs can be attributed to consolidation of health care ...
    • Three Essays on State and Local Public Finance 

      Miller, Corbin (2018-08-30)
      This dissertation is comprised of three essays, separated into three chapters. In the first chapter, I estimate the effect of education spending on district-level student outcomes in 24 states by leveraging changes in ...
    • Three Essays on the Economics of Education 

      Wedenoja, Leigh Ramsay (2017-08-30)
      Despite large measured returns to completing a high school diploma, the US has a dropout rate among the highest in the industrialized world and, while there are many studies of dropout, we still have limited knowledge of ...