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    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • An Empirical Investigation of the Transmission and Effects of Monetary and Fiscal Policies 

      Popiel, Michal
      Using statistical models, this dissertation investigates the transmission and effects of monetary and fiscal policies in the context of new challenges and environments that emerged following the 2008 global financial crisis. ...
    • An Empirical Study of the Causes and Consequences of Mergers in the Canadian Cable Television Industry 

      Byrne, David P. R. (2010-12-13)
      This dissertation consists of three essays that study mergers and consolidation in the Canadian cable television industry. The first essay provides a historical overview of regulatory and technical change in the industry, ...
    • 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 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Essays on Banking, Credit, and Money, and their relationship to Output, Population, and Productivity 

      Dorval, Bill
      This thesis studies instances of credit constraints in Canadian history. In Chapter 2, I study the productivity of Canadian industrial establishments in late nineteenth century Canada. In particular, I look at the relationship ...
    • 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 ...