Recent Submissions

  • Investor Behavior and Stock Returns 

    Rahman, Oriana (2022-03-03)
    Theoretical and empirical studies usually assume that agents are all rational thinkers in making decisions. Experimental evidence is, however, that human judgments are not always rational, and people make systematic mental ...
  • Essays in determinants of comparative advantage and welfare implications of trade wars 

    Gu, Ke (2022-03-03)
    My main research areas are international trade and empirical microeconomics. In the first and second chapter of my PhD dissertation, I use similar empirical methodology clearly identify and analyzing comparative advantage ...
  • Corporate Hedging, Executive Compensation and Commodity Price Prediction 

    Tong, Michelle Jacqueline (2021-07-06)
    This thesis examines the agency problem surrounding the corporate hedging decision. It gives insight on how managerial incentives impact corporate hedging decisions and on how executive compensation can be used to minimize ...
  • The Effects of Skill-Biased Technical Change on Income Distributions 

    Aziz, Imran (2020-11-13)
    This thesis broadly investigates the impacts of skill-biased technical change (SBTC) on income distributions. In Chapter 1, I develop a SBTC model with an intergenerational framework, where heterogeneously-skilled ...
  • A Study of Immigration Performance in Terms of Task Specialization in the Canadian Labor Market 

    Jiang, Shiyu (2020-11-13)
    In this dissertation, I study the impact of immigration on the Canadian economy as well as the economic outcomes of immigrants to Canada. I focus on two key economic outcomes, which differ from most of the previous literature: ...
  • Likelihood-Based Estimation Methods for Credit Rating Stochastic Factor Model 

    Bandehali, Maygol (2020-11-13)
    This thesis is an empirical investigation of various estimation methods for the analysis of the dynamics of credit rating matrices. More specifically, the thesis presents three maximum likelihood estimation methods of the ...
  • Essays in Incomplete Information and Trade Policy 

    Ning, Haokai (2020-08-11)
    Strategic trade policy has been one of the most intensively researched areas in theory of industrial organization and international trade over the last three decades. The fundamental motivation is that governments adopt ...
  • Positional Momentum and Liquidity Portfolio Management 

    Panahidargahloo, Akram (2020-08-11)
    This thesis introduces a new positional momentum management strategy based on the expected future ranks of asset returns and trade volume changes predicted by a bivariate Vector Autoregressive (VAR) model. Chapter one ...
  • Measuring the Effect of Low-Skilled Workers on Innovation 

    Harris, Rachel Ann (2020-08-11)
    While the effects of high-skilled immigration and labour on an economy have been well studied, the effects of low-skilled immigrants have not. In particu- lar, this effect is presumed to be negative. This Dissertation seeks ...
  • Time Series Analysis of Bitcoin 

    Hencic, Andrew (2019-11-22)
    This thesis addresses the prediction problems associated with noncausal processes in cryptocurrency markets. Chapter one provides background on Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in general. It begins by introducing four major ...
  • 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 ...

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