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    • 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 ...
    • The Essays of the Literary Society, Read in Montreal during the winter of 1880-81. 

      Montreal Literary Society. ([s.l, s.n.],, 2014-04-15)
    • 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 Commodity Price Shocks, Bank Risk and Market Volatility Forecasting 

      Qiu, Yue
      My dissertation has three main chapters. Chapter 2 develops a structural dynamic factor model that estimates the effects of commodity price shocks on the Canadian macroeconomy, bank lending and bank risk. Unlike most ...
    • Essays on Corporate Governance 

      Luo, Yan (2013-07-26)
      In this thesis I investigate the economic determinants and consequences of corporate governance (broadly defined) in Canadian “comply or explain” governance disclosure regime. I find that the quality of governance in firms ...
    • 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 Economics of Entrepreneurship 

      Sayili, Koray (2016-08-15)
      This dissertation examines three important issues. The first issue is about the human capital investment and entrepreneurship as a career choice. The standard human capital theory shows that firms (employees) never invest ...
    • Essays on Financial Economics 

      Xu, Ke
      This thesis contains three essays spanning the fields of financial market microstructure and empirical finance. The first essay focuses on reviewing the recent key innovations in trading technology–high frequency trading. I ...
    • 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 MANAGERIAL BEHAVIOUR, CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND INFORMATION RISK 

      Saadi, Samir (2012-08-22)
      This three-essay dissertation first examines the impact of tax enforcement on the incidence of stock option backdating. Consistent with the theoretical prediction that tax authority enforcement can operate as a valuable ...
    • 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 Organizational Decline 

      Hayne, Christie (2015-08-10)
      The purpose of this thesis is to understand how organizations manage decline, focusing on the role of management accounting. In the first study, I investigate the role of management accounting in organizations that experience ...
    • 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 political subjects 

      Cuninghame, William (1791)
    • 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 methods ...
    • Essays on Regional Recessions, Spatial Interactions and Forecasting 

      Shibaev, Sergei
      This thesis contains three essays spanning the fields of econometrics and empirical macroeconomics. The first essay develops an econometric procedure that enables applied researchers to quantify spatial interactions ...
    • Essays on Rollover Risk, Bank Loans, and Financial Regulation 

      Li, Bo (2013-08-14)
      My dissertation consists of three chapters that address the issues of rollover risk, shareholders' risk taking, and financial regulation, from both theoretical and empirical perspectives. The first chapter surveys the ...
    • Essays on the Economics of Language and Language Policy 

      Armstrong, Alexander (2013-06-07)
      This thesis concerns the economic dimensions of second language knowledge and acquisition and the economic implications of language policies. The value of the ability to speak and understand a second language depends on ...