• The Financialization of the Business Enterprise 

    Canavati De La Torre, Sergio Andres (2015)
    This dissertation focuses on the theoretical and empirical causes and consequences of the financialization of the business enterprise. The first chapter argues that the transition from the Post-War SSA to the Contemporary ...
  • Firm access to capital markets in Europe 

    Lee, Sunglyong, 1973- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    This dissertation estimates and compares bank concentration and integration effects on real activities with firm level data under different stances of the capital market structure and different consequences from the creation ...
  • The fiscal responsiveness to economic fluctuations 

    Kim, Jin Myung, 1970- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    In this paper I investigate the pattern of the fiscal responsiveness with economic development and the determinants of the fiscal responsiveness for 79 central governments during 1972 ~ 2007. For the analysis, I estimate ...
  • Fiscal sustainability in the light of aging trend: finding the patterns among aged OECD countries 

    Lee, Sangwon, 1969- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    This study is an investigation into the fiscal sustainability of countries in the light of the aging trend and finds that it runs downhill in the countries that are classified as high-level age and have experienced the ...
  • Forecasting county-level unemployment accounting for spatial correlation 

    Sweet, Dustin L. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2011)
    This paper analyzes the effect of including a spatial component in models that predict monthly county-level unemployment in Missouri. The initial analysis seeks to explore the general spatial structure of unemployment ...
  • Forecasting unemployment with spatial correlation 

    Sweet, Dustin L. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2005)
    Using regional data from Missouri, I compare the forecasting performance of a univariate autoregressive model to another which considers spatial correlation. I build each type of model for each designated area and evaluate ...
  • A further analysis of the causal link between abortion and crime 

    Martin, Spencer A. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    Following Donohue and Levitt (2001), this paper looks at abortion and crime data from 1985-2005 to further investigate the link between legalized abortion in the 1970s and its effect on the crime rate starting in the 1990s. ...
  • Growth and volatility in inter- and intra-national data 

    Pereyra, Martin, 1976- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    Growth and economic fluctuations are negatively correlated at the country level. Least developed countries measures of output volatility are almost double the size of the developed countries counterpart. This paper provides ...
  • A Heterodox Analysis of International Exchange and Employment Policies 

    Saygili, Cigdem Ates (2015)
    The refugee crisis sourcing from the Middle East has been haunting Europe. Although the warfare caused this crisis, well-directed and well-timed international exchange and employment policies can be the solution. The aim ...
  • The impact of the distribution of economic activity on the gravity model estimation of international trade 

    Deng, Zhongyun (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2012)
    In this study, I test the gravity model in international trade in a series of simulation studies, with a focus on the impact of the distribution of economic activity, inter-regional distance measure, and the capital location ...
  • Inflation and seigniorage studies in Africa 

    Mueller, Jason (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    This paper explores the link between inflation and seigniorage, which is the revenue governments get from printing money. My research uses data from twenty-nine African countries in the time period 1981 to 2005 to find the ...
  • Information in and market reactions to recommendations from chaebol brokerages 

    Jung, Junhwan, 1972- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
    This study examines the pattern of recommendations on companies listed on the Korean Stock Exchange and the response of stock prices to the recommendations. There is evidence that brokerages affiliated with chaebols make ...
  • Investigating a countercyclical price level with procyclical inflation 

    Roeger, Edward A. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    Recent work of the last 15 years has sought to revaluate what are often thought of as consistent business cycle facts, and one of these in particular is that of procyclical prices. Several publications have found empirical ...
  • Macroeconomic trade-offs in small open economies 

    Chu, Shiou-Yen, 1979- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    This paper addresses the issue of output gap, inflation and exchange rate trade-offs in small open economies. The weights imposed on output gap, inflation rate and exchange rate in the policy objective function are estimated ...
  • Marital-property scheme, marriage promotion and matching market equilibrium 

    Liu, Yau-Jr, 1976- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2006)
    This paper studies how liberalization in choosing marital-property schemes may impact the aggregate marriage rates. We use a Two-Sided Matching model and search model as theoretical frameworks to study the stable matching ...
  • Motives for savings and portfolio choice: evidence from micro-data for Japan 

    Yoon, Byungtae, 1960- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2006)
    This study investigates the effects of income risk and liquidity constraints on household portfolio choice and saving behavior using Japanese household-level data (POSFAL) from 1989 to 2003. An integrated analysis for three ...
  • Network goods, piracy, and firm strategies in the global economy 

    Won, Seoung Joun (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
    This dissertation investigates network effects and the strategic reactions of firms in international markets. In particular, the reason of cross-country differences in software piracy rate and the strategic reaction of ...
  • Oil price shocks and stock market behavior: empirical evidence for the U.S. and European Countries 

    Park, Jung Wook, 1968- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    This dissertation analyze the relationship between oil price shocks and stock market for the US and 13 European countries with monthly data from 1986.1-2005.12. Three countries (Denmark, Norway and the UK) among 13 European ...
  • On- and off-balance sheet credit risk and capital in U.S. banks: evidence of unbalanced panel data 

    Poramapojn, Pituwan, 1980- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    This study presents the relationship between capital and on- and off-balance sheet credit risk and the effectiveness of capital standards in the United States. The selected banks are commercial banks and bank holding ...
  • Pricing the residential housing of Shanghai and Shenzhen 

    Chen, Jie, 1980- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    The price of a real estate depends on its location. In China, an urban high-rise typically includes multiple dwellings, which share the same characteristics such as the age of the estate, the neighborhood amenities, and ...