• An Empirical Analysis of the Conduct and Effects of Monetary Policy 

      McNeil, James
      This dissertation provides an empirical investigation on the implementation and effects of monetary policy. Chapter 2 examines how interest rate policy is determined at the European Central Bank. I provide empirical evidence ...
    • Essays in International Capital Flows and Capital Controls 

      Olani, Adugna
      In this dissertation, I first explore the effects of categories of capital inflows on output volatility and output growth in developing countries and propose a welfare-improving capital control policy. I provide empirical ...
    • 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 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 ...
    • Identifying Monetary Policy in Open Economies 

      Bhuiyan, Mohammad (2009-06-15)
      This thesis estimates the effects of monetary policy shocks by employing vector auto regressions (VAR). I argue that to the extent the central bank and the private sector have information not reflected in the VAR, the ...