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    • 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: ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 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 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 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 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) ...
    • 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 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 ...
    • 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) ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...

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