• Constraints and Policy in Education and Public Budget Limits 

      Stephens, Eric (2009-11-26)
      This dissertation investigates the impacts of constraints on optimal government policy. The first two chapters provide a general introduction and review of the literature. Chapters three and four analyze education ...
    • 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 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 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 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 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 ...