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    • Essays in European and American intellectual history 

      Hedstrom, Elizabeth Eleanor (1998)
      The first essay, "Contested Languages of Order: Burke and Wollstonecraft in the Revolution Controversy," argues that Edmund Burke's and Mary Wollstonecraft's 1790 debate over the French Revolution brought into focus two ...
    • Essays in financial risk management 

      Ergen, Ibrahim (2010)
      In Chapter 1, the usefulness of Extreme Value Theory (EVT) methods, GARCH models, and skewed distributions in market risk measurement is shown by predicting and backtesting the one-day-ahead VaR for emerging stock markets ...
    • Essays in intrafamily distribution and taxation 

      Gugl, Elisabeth (2004)
      This thesis consists of three essays. In the first two essays we assume that the wife earns a lower wage rate than the husband and we analyze intrafamily distributional effects if environmental parameters such as the tax ...
    • Essays in Mechanism Design 

      You, Jung Sook (2011)
      This thesis addresses problems in the area of mechanism design. In many settings in winch collective decisions are made, individuals' actual preferences are not publicly observable. As a result, individuals should be relied ...
    • Essays in mechanism design and decision theory 

      Ozsoy, Hatice (2008)
      Many economic decisions rely on information that is privately owned by the agents, who may have incentives to misreport this information. The strategic possibilities of the agents may take different forms, depending on the ...
    • Essays in microeconomics: Wage subsidy in an optimal redistribution program and bundling hardware and software 

      Zarovnyi, Alexei (2000)
      My dissertation consists of two unrelated essays. In the first essay, "Wage Subsidy in an Optimal Redistribution Program", I analyze the efficiency of income transfers and wage subsidies as instruments of income redistribution ...
    • Essays in political economy 

      Emberton, Paul Charles Lewis (1992)
      In Essay One, the rational partisan business cycle (RPBC) theory is tested in three ways. First, using U.S. real output data for the period 1880-1948. It is found that the theory is not rejected for the period 1914-1948. ...
    • Essays in Power System Economics 

      Inal, Ozgur (2011)
      In the first chapter, we propose a new method for modeling competition in electricity spot markets, namely, by approximating the supply functions of the competitors with cubic splines. We argue that this method is preferable ...
    • Essays in semiparametric and nonparametric estimation with application to growth accounting 

      Jeon, Byung Mok (2001)
      This dissertation develops efficient semiparametric estimation of parameters and expectations in dynamic nonlinear systems and analyzes the role of environmental factors in productivity growth accounting. The first essay ...
    • Essays in strategic cost sharing 

      Juarez, Ruben (2008)
      A mechanism elicits the monetary valuations from the agents for getting a unit of good (or service), allocates some goods to some agents and charge some money only to the agents who are served. We study welfare and incentive ...
    • Essays in Structural Econometrics of Auctions 

      Bulbul Toklu, Seda (2012-09-05)
      The first chapter of this thesis gives a detailed picture of commonly used structural estimation techniques for several types of auction models. Next chapters consist of essays in which these techniques are utilized for ...
    • Essays in structural parametric and semiparametric estimation of auction and agency models 

      Gonzalez, Raul Sergio (2003)
      An analysis of strategic behavior and consumer surplus in eBay auctions. This essay presents structural estimates of bidding behavior in eBay computer monitor auctions. The entry of bidders is taken as exogenous and treated ...
    • Essays Investigating Extreme Events in Financial Markets 

      Gualtieri, James N (2015-04-21)
      This thesis, through three empirical applications, provides an analysis of extreme events in financial markets. Robust growth in financial markets has greatly increased the ability of economic agents to share risk according ...
    • Essays on bargaining power 

      Heidhues, Paul Franz (2000)
      This thesis contains three essays in which the formation of coalitions affects players' bargaining power in input markets. The first essay considers two independent bilateral monopoly markets. It shows that integrating two ...
    • Essays on Commercial Banking: Survival, Performance, and Heterogeneous Technologies 

      Almanidis, Pavlos (2011)
      In the first chapter, we focus on explaining the U.S. commercial banking failures during the recent financial crisis. We employ the semi-parametric mixture hazard model (MHM) with both continuous and discrete time ...
    • Essays on decision making 

      Gilbert, Stanley W. (2008)
      This dissertation includes three essays on decision-making by boundedly rational economic agents. The first essay deals with decision-making by firms where decision-making is costly. The other two essays deal with ...
    • Essays on demand for international reserves 

      Cabrera, Glenn Ymballa (1998)
      This dissertation consists of four chapters. In the first chapter, a review is made of the research on international reserve demand in the last decade. The next three chapters offer alternative models of reserve demand. ...
    • Essays On Discrete Choice Models 

      Cox, Tod (2014-04-18)
      Discrete choice models have long been a cornerstone of marketing research. The beginning of what is currently known as the Multinomial Probit Model was published by Thurstone in 1927. Luce's choice axiom in 1959 is a ...
    • Essays on domestic and international airline economics with some bootstrap applications 

      Postert, Anthony Kenneth (1999)
      We present several essays on topics in airline economics. The first essay presents a model of U.S. aircraft demand. This joint model of demand for and supply of commercial air service allow us to simulate the effects of ...
    • Essays on Durations of War and Postwar Peace 

      Chiba, Daina (2012-09-05)
      This dissertation consists of three self-contained essays that investigate the duration of war and the duration of postwar peace. The first essay studies both durations jointly, with a particular focus on the interdependence ...