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  • Health, Labour, and the Environment: A Social Economic Analysis 

    Tumpane, Sara Kathleen (2019-03-05)
    In this dissertation, I explore several social economic topics, including health, labour, and the environment. Although the chapters of this dissertation explore diverse subjects, the overall theme is to analyze important ...
  • Essays in Immigration and Migration 

    Monteiro, Stein (2019-03-05)
    This research explores the socio-structural features of the migration and assimilation decision. The socio-structural features explored are the impact of extended family members on the migration decision of individuals ...
  • Essays on Private Contributions for Public Goods 

    Zhang, Yi (2018-11-21)
    In many circumstances, public goods are funded by both government revenue and private contributions. Private contributions to public goods could achieve the same social goals as the government-funded public goods. Certain ...
  • Three Essays on Monetary Macroeconomics An Empirical Examination of the Soundness Of the Alternative Monetary Model and Monetary Policy in Canada 

    Collis, Reed Benjamin (2018-08-27)
    This series of essays explores the soundness of the Alternative Monetary Model (AMM) of Smithin (2013, 2018) via an examination of the monetary policy and monetary transmission mechanism in Canada. The AMM has assumptions ...
  • Essays on the Economics of Ethnolinguistic Differences 

    Dickens, Andrew Colin (2018-03-01)
    In this dissertation, I study the origins and economic consequences of ethnolinguistic differences. To quantify these differences, I construct a lexicostatistical measure of linguistic distance. I use this measure to study ...
  • Essays of the Pollution Effects on Sustainable Economic Development 

    Wang, Liang (2017-08-08)
    Since the arouse of Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC) hypothesis rst established by Simon Kuznets in 1950s, the analysis of the relationship between economic growth and environmental degradation have become popular among ...
  • Three Essays in Development Economics 

    Rubel, Ashfakuddin (2017-07-27)
    This dissertation focuses on certain policies and programmes that could help achieve four of the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) endorsed by the United Nations (UN) to be achieved by 2030: ensure sustainable ...
  • Essays on Inequality and Productivity Growth Decomposition 

    Akbar, Rushde Elahi (2017-07-27)
    In this dissertation I analyze the effect of globalization on income inequality and aggregate productivity growth. In the first two chapters I develop a theoretical model to study the effect of international trade and ...
  • Essays on Migration, Remittance and Households Consumption, Production and Investment Decision: Evidence from Bangladesh 

    Kabir, Mir Ahasan (2017-07-27)
    This dissertation consists of three related essays on the motivation of migration, remittance, and the effect of remittance on households. For the empirical analysis, we use Household Income Expenditure Survey (HIES-2010) ...
  • Asymptotic Likelihood Inference for Sharpe Ratio 

    Qi, Ji (2016-11-25)
    The Sharpe ratio is one of the most widely used measures of the performance of an investment with respect to its return and risk. Since William Sharpe (1966) defined the ratio, as the funds excess return per unit of risk ...
  • Misallocation and Productivity: Micro Evidence from Bangladesh 

    Jalil, Ferdous Bin (2016-09-20)
    An important determinant of aggregate measured productivity is how resources are allocated across heterogeneous production units. Idiosyncratic distortions from institutional policies and factors can be a source for ...
  • Essays on Preferential Trade Agreements Under Uncertainty 

    Ali, Shafkat (2016-09-20)
    This dissertation studies the formation of preferential trade agreements using a coalition formation approach in both certain and uncertain frameworks. It is at the intersection of international trade and cooperative game ...
  • Essays On International Capitol Mobility 

    Vafa, Shervan (2016-09-20)
    Unequal quality of fundamental institutions induces different patterns of international capital flows in terms of both direction and magnitude. This dissertation examines, theoretically and empirically, the link between ...
  • Essays in International Economics and Political Economy of Trade Policy 

    Mai, Joseph Jiacong (2015-08-28)
    My primary areas of research interest are international economics, political economy of trade policy, and protection of intellectual property rights (IPR). I focus the first chapter of my PhD dissertation on cross-boarder ...
  • Culture and Redistribution 

    Quattrociocchi, Jeff (2015-08-28)
    My dissertation empirically examines whether characteristics of one's social groups influence an individual's preferences for redistribution. I begin by focusing on the socioeconomic status of the ethnic and religious ...
  • Essays On Productivity and Resource Reallocation 

    Sadeghzadeh Biglari, Javad (2015-01-26)
    My thesis consists of four chapters that examine how productivity is affected by government policies and market regulations. In particular, I study the impact of policy reforms on productivity through their effect on: (a) ...

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