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Three Essays on National Oil Company Efficiency, Energy Demand and Transportation
This dissertation is composed of three separate essays in the field of energy economics. In the first paper, both data envelopment analysis and stochastic production frontier estimation are employed to provide empirical ...
Modeling and estimating market shares in multiattribute, multicommodity markets
We introduce a model of market shares in aggregate markets beginning with the McFadden multiattribute consumer choice theory and extending to allow for lagged individual choice probabilities and unequally spaced historical ...
Essays on Commercial Banking: Survival, Performance, and Heterogeneous Technologies
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 nonstationary time series
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 ...
Productivity and measurement issues: An application to Brazilian agriculture
This dissertation examines measurement problems caused by imperfect data and productivity issues in a microeconometric framework. The empirical work is done on a panel of 384 farmers in the Zona da Mata region of Minas ...
Essays in applied economics
This dissertation consists of two empirical papers that investigate the return to education in Jamaica and the effect of federal assistance on state spending on Old Age Assistance. Paper one investigates the wage determination ...