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    • Towards a Neural Measure of Value and the Modelling of Choice in Strategic Games 

      Webb, Ryan G. (2011-06-21)
      Neuroeconomic models take economic theory literally, interpreting hypothesized quantities as observables in the brain in order to provide insight into choice behaviour. This thesis develops a model of the neural decision ...
    • 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 ...
    • The Economic Effects of International Openness with Firm Heterogeneity 

      Wu, Tommy Tung On (2012-05-22)
      This dissertation adds to the literature on international openness and economic growth by studying and quantifying the effects of openness to trade and multinational production using a model of endogenous innovation with ...
    • 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 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 ...
    • The Monetary Transmission Mechanism and Business Cycles: The Role of Multi-stage Production with Inventories 

      Dai, Tiantian (2012-09-17)
      This thesis studies the role of multi-stage production for the monetary transmission mechanism. I employ a monetary search model to show how multi-stage production influences both the long run and the short run effects of ...
    • Search and Information Frictions in Decentralized Markets 

      Stacey, Derek (2012-10-11)
      This thesis studies the importance and implications of information asymmetry in decentralized markets with search frictions. The first chapter provides an introduction and literature review. In the next chapter, I propose ...
    • 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 ...
    • Measuring Forecasters' Perceptions of Inflation Persistence 

      Jain, Monica (2013-01-04)
      This dissertation presents a new measure of U.S. inflation persistence from the point of view of a professional forecaster. In chapter 2 I explore two different measures that give insight into the views of professional ...
    • National and International Business Cycles : the Role of Financial Frictions and Shocks 

      Rouillard, Jean-Francois (2013-04-30)
      This dissertation investigates the effects of frictions that emerge from financial markets on business-cycle fluctuations. The purpose of Chapter 1 is to situate my work in the literature and to stress its contributions. ...
    • 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 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 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 ...
    • 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 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 ...
    • Econometric Analysis of Labour Market Interventions 

      Webb, Matthew Daniel (2013-07-08)
      This thesis involves three essays that explore the theory and application of econometric analysis to labour market interventions. One essay is methodological, and two essays are applications. The first essay contributes ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...