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    • 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. ...
    • National Defence Budgets: The Importance of External Threats 

      Skogstad, Karl (2014-09-30)
      In this thesis I study and provide insight into how national defence budgets are determined. This is accomplished through the use of both theoretical modeling and empirical analysis. A main theme running through the ...
    • Price Signals 

      McLeod, Alex
      This thesis contains three papers in which a player's price may signal his private information. Each paper contains a novel game theoretic model, analysis of the model, and a discussion of how the solution contributes to ...
    • Pricing, hedging and testing risky assets in financial markets 

      Ren, Yu (2008-06-19)
      State price density (SPD) and stochastic discount factor (SDF) are important elements in asset pricing. In this thesis, I first propose to use projection pursuit regression (PPR) and local polynomial regression (LPR) to ...
    • Returns to scale and fire-sales in the Canadian Banking System 

      McKeown, Robert
      My dissertation is divided into four parts. Chapter one summarizes and analyzes data on the Canadian banking system using data from CANSIM and a little used dataset from OSFI. I describe how the Canadian banks earn revenue, ...
    • 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 ...
    • Six Essays Evaluating the Impact of Universal Child Care on Developmental Outcomes in Quebec 

      Kottelenberg, Michael J. (2015-09-16)
      This thesis examines the impact of universal child care on child development outcomes. Through the case of the Quebec Family Policy, one of the largest and most comprehensive child care policies enacted in North America, ...
    • 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 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 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 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 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 ...