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  • Three Essays on Economic Development in the Natural Resources Sector 

    Leung, LEONARD (2016-07-27)
    This thesis examines two ongoing development projects that received financial support from international development organizations, and an alternative mining tax proposed by the academia. Chapter 2 explores the impact ...
  • 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 ...
  • International Capital Flows and Monetary Policy Spillovers 

    MacDonald, Margaux (2016-06-27)
    This dissertation examines the drivers and implications of international capital flows. The overarching motivation is the observation that countries not at the centre of global financial markets are subject to considerable ...
  • 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 ...
  • Six Essays Evaluating the Impact of Universal Child Care on Developmental Outcomes in Quebec 

    Kottelenberg, Michael J. (2015-09-16)
    This thesis examines the impact of universal child care on child development outcomes. Through the case of the Quebec Family Policy, one of the largest and most comprehensive child care policies enacted in North America, ...
  • Intermediate Inputs, Firm Heterogeneity and Gains From International Trade 

    Alexander, Patrick (2015-09-15)
    This thesis studies the role of intermediate input goods in explaining international trade patterns and determining gains from trade based on heterogenous firms models. The first chapter provides a preview and literature ...
  • Three Essays On Asset Bubbles And Contagion Over Financial Networks 

    Shen, YUE (2015-08-10)
    This thesis studies financial market stability by exploring asset bubbles and contagions over financial markets. First I construct a model where bubbles arise from a lack of common knowledge about the asset value among ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Three Essays on Earnings Dynamics 

    Shang, Ying (2015-04-27)
    This thesis consists of three essays that use modern econometric methods to empirically study earnings dynamics in the United States using samples drawn from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID). In Chapter 2, I ...
  • Liquidity in the Housing Market: Credit Standards, Volatility Clustering and Asymmetric Price Adjustment 

    Zhou, Chenggang (2015-02-17)
    This dissertation studies various economic issues related to the housing market. First, I investigate how trading frictions in a housing market affect lenders' decisions. In Chapter 2, by employing a dynamic house search ...
  • Three Essays in Empirical Public Economics 

    Khan, Adnan (2014-11-27)
    This dissertation explores three questions in empirical public economics: we investigate the impact of social networks on labour market outcomes in the first essay; we explore the determinants of volunteering behaviour ...
  • National Defence Budgets: The Importance of External Threats 

    Skogstad, Karl (2014-09-30)
    In this thesis I study and provide insight into how national defence budgets are determined. This is accomplished through the use of both theoretical modeling and empirical analysis. A main theme running through the ...
  • Three Essays on Leniency Policies 

    Cloutier, Michel (2014-08-26)
    This thesis presents three papers in Competition Economics. The unifying theme is leniency policies from an international perspective; that is, I investigate theoretically and empirically the design and effectiveness of ...
  • Housing and Banking over the Business Cycle 

    Ge, Xinyu (2014-07-21)
    In this dissertation, I develop and study a dynamic general equilibrium (DSGE) model with housing and banking. The framework is used to explore several sets of issues related to housing and financial markets. In Chapter ...
  • 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 ...
  • HOMEOWNERSHIP, GEOGRAPHIC MOBILITY AND MORTGAGE STRUCTURE 

    Mnasri, Ayman (2014-06-25)
    This thesis studies the impact of geographic mobility on the decision of a household to whether to buy or to rent a house, and sheds light on the efficiency of mortgage default prevention policies. The first chapter provides ...
  • Three essays on Informal Care, Health, and Education 

    Heger, DÖRTE (2014-06-19)
    This dissertation is a collection of three essays that use economic tools to address policy-relevant issues related to ageing, population health, and education. The use of economic modelling and econometric analyses has ...
  • Four Essays on Using Economic Analysis to Evaluate Canadian Public Policy 

    Chandler, Vincent (2014-05-30)
    The first essay shows the presence of discrimination in the allocation of doctoral scholarships using a unique dataset containing the 1901 recipients of 2004-2005 doctoral awards from the Social Science and Humanities ...
  • 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 ...

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