Recent Submissions

  • Essays on Asset Prices 

    Wang, Yiwen
    This thesis contains three essays spanning the fields of commodity currency prediction and house price sentiment. This first essay examines the long-run relationship between the real price of crude oil and the real exchange ...
  • Essays on Auctions in Financial Markets 

    Richert, Eric
    This thesis studies the design of auctions used in financial markets. The first chapter studies the market for Credit Default Swaps (CDS), which are financial derivative products that insure bond investors against default. ...
  • Essays on Policy Issues in Non-Pro t Markets 

    Hamel Barker, Eliane
    This dissertation focuses on policy issues in non-profit markets using tools from the industrial organization and labour literatures. The first essay investigates the impact of hospital closures and mergers. We use data ...
  • Essays on the Impacts of Oil Price Fluctuations on the Canadian Economy 

    Bakhshi Moghaddam, Mohsen
    This dissertation examines the effects of oil price fluctuations on the Canadian economy at the provincial and sectoral levels, accounting for the heterogeneities in economic activities between two groups of net oil-exporting ...
  • Essays on Human Capital, Inequality and Growth 

    Long, Blair
    The first chapter studies heterogeneity in rates of college noncompletion in the United States. College noncompletion rates exhibit considerable heterogeneity along the lines of student ability and family resources. I study ...
  • Three Essays in North American Economic History 

    Rosé, David
    This thesis studies two marginalized groups in North American history--French Canadians in the early 20th century and African Americans in the mid 20th century. Chapter 2, co-authored with Bill Dorval, investigates the ...
  • Essays on the Impacts of Environmental Regulation 

    Gittens, Jarone
    This dissertation investigates the impacts of environmental regulation. The first essay studies the introduction of a carbon tax in British Columbia, and focuses on outcomes in retail gasoline markets. First, I use a ...
  • 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 ...
  • Essays in Firm-level Productivity, Mortgage Policy Reform, and Intellectual Property Protection 

    Kuch, Nhial
    This dissertation investigates policy-relevant questions concerning firm-level productivity, mortgage interest deduction, and intellectual property protection. The first essay explores the effects of debt and equity financing ...
  • Essays on the Spatial Distribution of Income and Housing in Cities 

    Li, Meng
    My dissertation consists of three main chapters on the spatial distribution of income and housing in cities. Chapter 2 studies the potential role of alternative commuting choices in determining the variations in residential ...
  • Essays on US Business Dynamics 

    Andrew, Kevin
    This dissertation investigates the life cycle dynamics of US firms. In Chapter 2, I summarize a set of recent trends which I refer to as the ``Decline in US Business Dynamism". I then build and calibrate a model of firm ...
  • Examinations of the Labour Market Outcomes and Housing of Ontario Social Assistance Recipients 

    Adams, Jason
    This thesis showcases a series of research examining various aspects of social assistance programs and their recipients using a set of administrative microdata following beneficiaries of the social assistance programs in ...
  • Essays in High and Low Frequency Price Discovery 

    Khan, Saad
    In this thesis, I examine high and low frequency price discovery for US equity markets. In Chapter 3, I propose a methodology to disentangle high frequency price jumps into a permanent and transitory component. Using a ...
  • Essays on the Canadian Mortgage Market 

    Li, Shaoteng
    In this thesis, I investigate economic and policy issues presented in the Canadian mortgage market. In Chapter 2, I describe the institutional details and recent macroprudential regulations targeting the mortgage ...
  • 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 ...
  • Variations in government spending across time and countries: evidence and theory 

    Gauvin-Coulombe, Raphaelle
    This dissertation examines the sources of government spending variations across time and countries. Overall, both theory and evidence indicate that government spending variations originate not only from economic forces, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Household Return Heterogeneity in the United States 

    Snudden, Stephen
    This thesis provides empirical evidence on heterogeneity in returns on wealth among U.S. households. Chapter 1 provides a summary of how return heterogeneity has been theoretically and quantitatively shown to be necessary ...
  • Hospital Restructuring in Ontario and its Impacts on Quality, Cost and Patient Welfare 

    Watt, Jenny
    In this thesis, I investigate the impacts of hospital mergers in markets where hospitals compete primarily on quality. In Chapter 2, I use previous literature to discuss the potential impacts of hospital mergers, while in ...

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