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Identifying Monetary Policy in Open Economies
This thesis estimates the effects of monetary policy shocks by employing vector auto regressions (VAR). I argue that to the extent the central bank and the private sector have information not reflected in the VAR, the ...
Constraints and Policy in Education and Public Budget Limits
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 ...
Labor Market Behavior of Sciences and Engineering Doctorates: Three Essays.
In this dissertation I study the labor market behavior of sciences and engineering (S&E) doctorates trained and employed in the US. The first essay is an empirical study of task-to-task transitions based on the Survey of ...
Current Account Deficits, Sudden Stops, and International Reserves Accumulation
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 ...