• Authority, Communication and Discrimination in Agency Models 

      Ishac, Richard
      This thesis develops three theoretical frameworks to investigate questions relating to authority within both firms and governments as well as discrimination in the labor market. The first chapter develops a theoretical ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 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 ...
    • Three Essays in Auctions and Contests 

      Zhang, Jun (2010-04-21)
      This thesis studies issues in auctions and contests. The seller of an object and the organizer of a contest have many instruments to improve the revenue of the auction or the efficiency of the contest. The three essays ...
    • 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 ...