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    • Bidders’ Behaviour and Theory of Share Auctions with Applications to the Colombian Primary Bond Market 

      Cardozo, Pamela (2010-01-14)
      Although most governments sell their bonds through a share auction, little is known about behaviour of bidders in these auctions. This thesis analyzes the literature on government securities auctions, focusing primarily ...
    • Constraints and Policy in Education and Public Budget Limits 

      Stephens, Eric (2009-11-26)
      This dissertation investigates the impacts of constraints on optimal government policy. The first two chapters provide a general introduction and review of the literature. Chapters three and four analyze education ...
    • Credit Risk, Insurance and Banking: A Study of Moral Hazard and Asymmetric Information 

      Thompson, James (2008-09-27)
      This dissertation investigates agency problems within risk transfer contracts. We pay particular attention to the consequences of credit risk transfer in the context of banking. The first two chapters provide an introduction ...
    • Current Account Deficits, Sudden Stops, and International Reserves Accumulation 

      Nechi, SALEM (2009-08-17)
      This dissertation addresses the causes of and policy responses to the 1990s current account crises. The first chapter explores the relative importance of external shocks as key determinants of the significant increase of ...
    • Econometric Analysis of Labour Market Interventions 

      Webb, Matthew Daniel (2013-07-08)
      This thesis involves three essays that explore the theory and application of econometric analysis to labour market interventions. One essay is methodological, and two essays are applications. The first essay contributes ...
    • The Econometrics and Economics of Education 

      Penney, Jeffrey (2015-07-07)
      This thesis contains three essays spanning the fields of econometrics and the economics of education. The first is a methodological essay wherein I propose a solution to the test score measurement problem. Test scores that ...
    • The Economic Effects of International Openness with Firm Heterogeneity 

      Wu, Tommy Tung On (2012-05-22)
      This dissertation adds to the literature on international openness and economic growth by studying and quantifying the effects of openness to trade and multinational production using a model of endogenous innovation with ...
    • An Empirical Investigation of the Transmission and Effects of Monetary and Fiscal Policies 

      Popiel, Michal
      Using statistical models, this dissertation investigates the transmission and effects of monetary and fiscal policies in the context of new challenges and environments that emerged following the 2008 global financial crisis. ...
    • An Empirical Study of the Causes and Consequences of Mergers in the Canadian Cable Television Industry 

      Byrne, David P R (2010-12-13)
      This dissertation consists of three essays that study mergers and consolidation in the Canadian cable television industry. The first essay provides a historical overview of regulatory and technical change in the industry, ...
    • Essays in Banking and Finance 

      Mirza, AFRASIAB (2014-07-15)
      This dissertation examines the design of regulation for financial institutions fol- lowing the financial crisis of 2008-2009. In the aftermath of the crisis, regulators in many countries tightened regulations governing ...
    • Essays in dynamic optimal taxation: working experience, unemployment scarring and poverty 

      Morand Perrault, Louis (2016-06-27)
      This thesis investigates the design of optimal tax systems in dynamic environments. The first essay characterizes the optimal tax system where wages depend on stochastic shocks and work experience. In addition to redistributive ...
    • Essays in Monetary Policy and Banking 

      Mahmoudi Ayough, BABAK (2014-02-03)
      This dissertation investigates the impact of central banks' asset purchase programs on the economy and the role of frictions in the corporate loan markets. It builds a series of models with trading and information frictions ...
    • Essays on Commitment and Optimal Public Policies 

      Garon, Jean-Denis (2012-12-12)
      We focus on the design of optimal policies in the event of commitment problems. In the first essay, we characterize how income should be redistributed within and across generations. The time-inconsistency problem arises ...
    • Essays on Decision Making with Information and Action Externalities 

      Wang, Tao (2012-07-05)
      In this thesis, I investigate the behavior of rational individuals making decisions involving externalities and explain why seemingly irrational behavior can be the result of the decisions of rational individuals. In ...
    • Essays on Firm Heterogeneity with Empirical Applications in Economic History and Agricultural Economics 

      Chernoff, Alexander (2016-05-24)
      This thesis uses models of firm-heterogeneity to complete empirical analyses in economic history and agricultural economics. In Chapter 2, a theoretical model of firm heterogeneity is used to derive a statistic that ...
    • Essays on Inflation and Output: A Search-Theoretic Approach 

      Liu, Qian (2010-07-19)
      This dissertation examines the welfare effects of inflation on employment and output in three different market settings. The theoretical frameworks build on recent studies in the monetary search literature that explicitly ...
    • Essays on Least Squares Model Averaging 

      Xie, Tian (2013-07-17)
      This dissertation adds to the literature on least squares model averaging by studying and extending current least squares model averaging techniques. The first chapter reviews existing literature and discusses the contributions ...
    • Essays on Networks and Macroeconomics 

      Kivinen, Steven (2015-07-17)
      This thesis consists of three essays related by the themes of networks and macroeconomics. The first essay examines the role of networks in workers’ search for employment. Unemployed workers gain employment by sending ...
    • Essays on Political Parties, their Organization, and Policy Choice 

      Martineau, Nicolas-Guillaume M. (2011-11-08)
      The primary aim of this thesis is to advance economics' understanding of the organization of political parties, for the purpose of explaining the policy choices that result from collective decision procedures. Motivating ...
    • Essays on Public Good Contribution 

      Song, Zhen (2007-11-26)
      This thesis explores some theoretical and empirical issues in the voluntary contributions to public good. Chapter I contains a brief motivation and introduction. In chapters II and III, we analyze two non-cooperative ...