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    • Labor Market Behavior of Sciences and Engineering Doctorates: Three Essays. 

      Mishagina, Natalia (2009-09-03)
      In this dissertation I study the labor market behavior of sciences and engineering (S&E) doctorates trained and employed in the US. The first essay is an empirical study of task-to-task transitions based on the Survey of ...
    • Liquidity in the Housing Market: Credit Standards, Volatility Clustering and Asymmetric Price Adjustment 

      Zhou, Chenggang (2015-02-17)
      This dissertation studies various economic issues related to the housing market. First, I investigate how trading frictions in a housing market affect lenders' decisions. In Chapter 2, by employing a dynamic house search ...
    • A macroeconomic study of the costs, consequences and policy implications of sectorial labour reallocation 

      Tapp, Stephen S. (2008-08-14)
      This thesis uses a macroeconomic approach to study labour adjustments following sector-specific shocks. I develop a general model, investigate its dynamic adjustment process and apply it to study the Canadian economy in ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Public Transportation and Residential Location Choice 

      Craig, Andrea
      In this thesis, I develop and apply a structural framework to analyze the impacts of public transportation infrastructure expansions. In the second chapter, we incorporate rapid transportation access into an equilibrium ...
    • 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, ...
    • Savings Groups: Model, Welfare and Design 

      Tremblay, Frederic
      Savings groups (SGs) are a low-cost way of providing access to financial services to the most marginalized in the developing world. We develop a model of SGs—a Bewley-Huggett-Aiyagari-type heterogenous agent model—that ...
    • 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 Applied Econometrics 

      Chow, Yeuk
      In this thesis, I use both structural- and reduced-form econometric models to analyze economic issues relating to the mortgage and labour markets. In chapter 2, I use a dynamic discrete choice model to quantify the impact ...
    • 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 ...