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    • Essays on dynamics of consumer choice 

      Dorabialski, Wojciech Janusz (2004)
      This dissertation consists of two essays. The first essay is a theoretical study of a dynamic game played between the consumers and a monopolistic seller who can use checkout coupons. The paper shows how checkout coupons ...
    • Essays on economic adjustments in post-reform Mexico 

      Aguayo-Tellez, Ernesto (2005)
      This dissertation consists of three empirical essays on the economic adjustments that followed trade liberalization and other market-oriented reforms in Mexico during the 1980s and 1990s. In the first essay, I use micro ...
    • Essays on economic development, energy demand, and the environment 

      Medlock, Kenneth Barry, III (2000)
      The rapid expansion of industry at the outset of economic development and the subsequent growth of the transportation and residential and commercial sectors dictate both the rate at which energy demand increases and the ...
    • Essays on Fair Division and Monopoly Pricing 

      Li, Jin (2015-11-10)
      The first chapter is based on a paper with Jingyi Xue in fair division problems. In this chapter, we consider the problem of fairly dividing a finite number of divisible goods among agents with the generalized Leontief ...
    • Essays on Fair Division and Social Choice 

      Ertemel, Sinan (2013-12-04)
      In my dissertation, I studied Social Choice and Fair Division problems under uncertainty. In the first chapter, I defined welfare egalitarianism in the form of certainty equivalence where the individuals are endowed with ...
    • Essays on financial analysis: Capital structure, dynamic dependence and extreme loss modeling 

      Wang, Xin (2008)
      This dissertation contains three essays concerning two broad areas, namely, optimal capital structure and risky assets modeling. In the first paper, we study corporate debt values, capital structure, and the term structure ...
    • Essays on fiscal transfers and redistribution in Mexico 

      Pena Baca, Hector (2002)
      The first essay applies four standard models of fiscal equalization to simulate a set of alternative allocations of equalizing subsidies across states in Mexico. Equalization of per capita outlays, fiscal capacity and ...
    • Essays on Game Theory and Financial-Strategy Test 

      Zhu, Minyan (2015-05-22)
      Game theory studies strategic decision making among multiple rational players. Since 1950 Nash’s famous paper, it has wide applications to many fields: political science, financial market, cooperate finance, industrial ...
    • Essays on Healthcare Access, Use, and Cost Containment 

      Dugan, Jerome (2012-09-05)
      This dissertation is composed of two essays that examine the role of public and private health insurance on healthcare access, use, and cost containment. In Chapter 1, Dugan, Virani, and Ho examine the impact of Medicare ...
    • Essays on heterogeneous technologies in banking and finance 

      Inanoglu, Hulusi (2004)
      This dissertation focuses on the heterogeneous production technologies in banking and finance within the context of efficiency-analyses. The first essay studies the cost efficiency of Turkish banking industry. Studies of ...
    • Essays on investment planning in electricity generating capacity 

      Gonzalez-Gomez, Jorge (2009)
      In the first part of this study we develop and analyze two mathematical models that incorporate a time changing demand for electricity and uncertainty of input prices. The first model highlights the shortcomings in assuming ...
    • ESSAYS ON LABOR CONTRACT DURATION 

      WALLACE, FREDERICK H. (1987)
      The purpose of these essays is to test empirically a model of wage contract duration developed by Gray (1978). The focus is on wage agreements negotiated between unions and firms. In most contract length models negotiating ...
    • Essays on Labor Supply Dynamics, Home Production, and Case-based Preferences 

      Naaman, Michael (2013-07-24)
      In this paper we examine models that incorporate CBDT. In the first chapter, we will examine CBDT more thoroughly including a reinterpretation of the standard labor supply problem under a wage tax in a partial equilibrium ...
    • ESSAYS ON MULTICATEGORY DEPENDENCE MODELS OF CONSUMER CHOICE 

      Chaudhry, Alexander (2014-04-03)
      This research concentrates on understanding the dynamic choice behavior of households using econometric models; specifically the influence of promotional campaigns and cross-category dependencies on purchase incidence ...
    • Essays on nonstationary time series 

      Jiang, Bibo (2008)
      In the first chapter, we consider the logistic regression model with an integrated regressor. In particular, we derive the limit distributions of the nonlinear least squares (NLS) estimators and their t-ratios. It is shown ...
    • Essays on parametric and nonparametric modeling and estimation with applications to energy economics 

      Gao, Weiyu (1999)
      My dissertation research is composed of two parts: a theoretical part on semiparametric efficient estimation and an applied part in energy economics under different dynamic settings. The essays are related in terms of their ...
    • Essays on Productivity Analysis 

      Hao, Jiaqi (2012)
      In Chapter One, to measure the efficiency changes in the U.S. banking industry after structural changes since the late 1970s, we utilize a set of panel data stochastic frontier models of varying parametric assumptions and ...
    • Essays on Productivity and Panel Data Econometrics 

      Liu, Junrong (2014-03-24)
      There are four essays on productivity and Panel data econometrics in this dissertation, with the first two essays on empirical research and the last two more focused on theory improvement. The first chapter is study of ...
    • Essays on semiparametric estimation and structural modeling with applications in the banking industry 

      Adams, Robert Matthew (1997)
      New semiparametric panel estimation methods have been developed, which make minimal distributional or functional form assumptions on the model. These estimators are illustrated in an efficiency analysis of the banking ...
    • Essays on strategyproofness in cooperative production 

      Leroux, Justin Theodore (2005)
      We study incentive compatible profit-sharing rules when output (or profit) is obtained via the joint use of a technology exhibiting decreasing marginal returns. The incentives compatibility criterion we adopt is that of ...