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    • 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 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 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 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 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 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 ...
    • Essays on the financial system and the transmission of monetary policy 

      Qiu, Junfeng (2007-07-11)
      This thesis studies the role of the banking system in several aspects of the macroeconomy, including the likelihood of financial crises, volatility of asset prices and the transmission of monetary policy. In chapter ...
    • 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 ...
    • Frictional Markets, Asset Liquidity and Business Cycles 

      Yang, Zhe
      This thesis consists of three essays that use dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) models to study the interactions between the goods sector and the financial sector of the economy in the presence of search frictions ...
    • Heterogeneous Technological Changes and Their Impacts on Income Inequality and Productivity Growth 

      Zhu, Wenbo
      I investigate different types of technological change and their impacts on wage inequality and economic growth. In particular, I distinguish between skill-complementing and skill-replacing technological changes, with ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • HYPOTHESIS TESTING IN FINITE SAMPLES WITH TIME DEPENDENT DATA: APPLICATIONS IN BANKING 

      Allen, Jason, 1974- (2007-09-26)
      This thesis is concerned with hypothesis testing in models where data exhibits time dependence. The focus is on two cases where the dependence of observations across time leads to non-standard hypothesis testing ...