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  • Development Resilience Estimation: Theory and Applications 

    Cisse, Jennifer Denno (2017-08-30)
    The past five to ten years has seen the emergence of a new term on the humanitarian and development economics landscapes, resilience. While this term holds considerable promise, international development practitioners and ...
  • SOCIAL MEDIA AND ASSET PRICES 

    Wu, Di (2017-08-30)
    This thesis investigates the effect of social media on asset prices. The three chapters in the thesis each target one aspect of the social media effect. Chapter 1 and 2 look at social media and post-earnings-announcement ...
  • EVENT STUDY ANALYSIS OF CONSUMER BEHAVIOR: EVIDENCE FROM CREDIT CARD SPENDING IN KOREA 

    Seok, Young Hwa (2017-08-30)
    This dissertation uses proprietary credit card data to investigate the impact of several shocks on consumer’s spending behaviors. The shocks studied consist of a regulatory shock initiated by the Korean government, an ...
  • ESSAYS ON HUMAN CAPITAL & DEVELOPMENT IN INDIA 

    Rao, Tanvi (2017-08-30)
    This dissertation consists of three independent research papers, tied under a broad research agenda of "human capital" in India. Chapters 1 and 2 are closely related and both utilize a self-collected, primary dataset on ...
  • THREE EASSYS ON AGRIBUSINESS ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT 

    Fan, Xiaoli (2017-08-30)
    This dissertation consists of three chapters that apply state-of-the-art quantitative optimization methods and econometric techniques to analyze relevant, timely, and important questions in the areas of agribusiness economics ...

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