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    • Three Essays in Corporate Finance and Financial Institutions 

      Liu, Chen (2014-06-24)
      This thesis conducts empirical studies related to financial institutions and corporate finance. Specifically, I look at banks’ lending behavior, performance of leveraged buyouts (LBOs), and the cultural impact on cross-border ...
    • 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 and ...
    • Three Essays in Technology and Revenue Management 

      Kirshner, Samuel (2014-12-18)
      In this dissertation, I apply optimization methods and game theory to address three problems in technology and revenue management. In the first essay, I analyze how brand commitment and product failure impact a firm's ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Three Essays on Information Asymmetry and Principal-Agent Problems 

      Zhang, Xin (2010-04-29)
      In this dissertation, we investigate three different questions that are related to information asymmetry and principal-agent problems. The first question is whether principal-agent conflicts lead executives to influence ...
    • Three Essays on Institutional Investors 

      Zhong, Ligang (2012-04-12)
      In this dissertation, I investigate the impact of institutional investors on security prices and corporate policies, and offer a new perspective on the vital role that institutional investors play in the modern capital ...
    • Three Essays on Knowledge and Information in Corporate Finance 

      Lin, Shan S. (2012-03-07)
      The role of information is central to the study of corporate finance. In the real world where one party usually has more and better information, information asymmetry forms the basis of analysis in many key aspects of ...
    • 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 ...
    • Three Essays on Macroeconomic and Financial Stability 

      Li, Mei (2007-11-29)
      This thesis studies several issues in the field of macroeconomic and financial stability. In Chapter 2, I argue that systemic bankruptcy of firms can originate from coordination failure in an economy with investment ...
    • Three Essays on Networks and Public Economics 

      Bouchard St Amant, Pier-André (2013-10-15)
      This thesis is a collection of three essays. The first two study how ideas spread through a network of individuals, and how it an advertiser can exploit it. In the model I develop, users choose their sources of information ...
    • Three Essays on Organizational Economics 

      Liu, Hanna
      In the first essay, we build a model investigating how the nature of managerial human capital affects firms' choices of growth strategies. The model shows that when firms are cash constrained, managers with more general ...
    • Three Essays on Signalling and Price Dynamics in Mergers and Acquisitions 

      Davis, Frederick James (2011-08-15)
      In this dissertation, I investigate three different issues related to signalling and price dynamics in mergers and acquisitions. The first issue is whether the act of raising capital signals an increase in takeover probability ...
    • Three Essays on Taxation Analysis 

      Miyamoto, Kazuko (2011-02-28)
      This dissertation investigates the commodity tax and corporate income tax. Chapter 1 provides a general introduction and Chapter 2 consists of a literature review. Chapters 3 and 4 analyze how state governments determine ...
    • Three essays on the size and contribution of intangible investment to the overall capital stock 

      Belhocine, Nazim (2008-06-30)
      This thesis aims to contribute to a better understanding of the overall magnitude of intangible investment and the impact of this intangible investment on the behavior of the capital stock and on the value of capital ...
    • Three Essays on Time Series Quantile Regression 

      Wang, Yini (2012-08-01)
      This dissertation considers quantile regression models with nonstationary or nearly nonstationary time series. The first chapter outlines the thesis and discusses its theoretical and empirical contributions. The second ...
    • Three Essays on Updating Forecasts in Vector Autoregression Models 

      Zhu, Hui (2010-04-30)
      Forecasting firms' earnings has long been an interest of market participants and academics. Traditional forecasting studies in a multivariate time series setting do not take into account that the timing of market data ...
    • Three Essays on Volatility Measurement and Modeling with Price Limits: A Bayesian Approach 

      Gao, Rui (2014-01-22)
      This dissertation studies volatility measurement and modeling issues when asset prices are subject to price limits based on Bayesian approaches. Two types of estimators are developed to consistently estimate integrated ...