• Credit Risk, Insurance and Banking: A Study of Moral Hazard and Asymmetric Information 

      Thompson, James (2008-09-27)
      This dissertation investigates agency problems within risk transfer contracts. We pay particular attention to the consequences of credit risk transfer in the context of banking. The first two chapters provide an introduction ...
    • 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 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 ...
    • 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 ...