• An analysis of income distribution effects of a gasoline tax: evidence from the U.S. micro-level data 

    Kim, Hyung-Gun, 1975- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    This is a study of an income distributional effect of a gasoline tax, taking account of behavioral responses of households depending on income levels. We examine the price elasticities of gasoline demand and the tax burdens ...
  • Analysis of residential housing markets in large U.S. metropolitan areas 

    Lu, Yu, 1979- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    This paper consists of three essays focusing on the geography of U.S. residential housing markets, the role of housing attributes in the residential housing markets, as well as the housing tenure ...
  • The association between raising grandchildren and grandparent caregiver marital relationships 

    Matzek, Amanda E. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    Few studies have examined how raising grandchildren influences the marital relationship of grandparent caregivers even though raising grandchildren may strain marital relationships. This study used nationally representative ...
  • The determinants and impacts of foreign direct investment in the Thai manufacturing sector: a three-way fixed effects approach 

    Laoswatchaikul, Pongsak (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2011)
    This study investigates the determinants of inward FDI in the Thai manufacturing sector. The data of industrial FDI are obtained from 14 source countries and 9 manufacturing industries during 1990 - 2008. The panel data ...
  • Development Theory and the Cold War: A Historical Analysis of Latin American Structuralism from 1930 to 1970 

    Bracarense, Natália (2013)
    Latin America has experimented with two different development strategies over the last two centuries. First, and currently, an “outward-oriented” program based on exports of primary commodities. Alternatively, for a few ...
  • Dynamic models of credit ratings and default probabilities 

    Hirani, Pranav (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    The upheaval in the capital markets since 1997 has highlighted the need for orderly stress testing of banks' portfolios, including both their trading and lending books. Within the past few years important advances have ...
  • Econometric methods for improved measures of financial risk 

    Kim, Moohwan (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2011)
    Faced with the current financial crisis, several US and foreign banks and investment firms have failed due to excessive losses. The Value-at-Risk (VaR) was a widely-used risk model that was problematic. We evaluate competing ...
  • Effects of exchange rate changes on investment: a study with U.S. firm level panel data 

    Lee, Seung Won, 1968- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    In this paper I investigate the effects of exchange rate changes on firm investment through the export channel and imported input channel using U.S. manufacturing firm level data for 1998-2007. For this study, I create a ...
  • Empirical analysis of household consumption behavior 

    Seol, Youn, 1973- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    The dissertation is an empirical analysis of consumer behavior using household-level data. The dissertation consists of two essays. The first essay conducts split sample test on whether household consumption responds to ...
  • Empirical inference for online auctions 

    Wang, Guojie (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2011)
    This dissertation consists of three essays. The first essay adopts the survival analysis to empirically analyze a new auction format, pay-per-bid auction, in which a fee occurs to the bidder when a new bid is submitted. ...
  • Energy price uncertainty, energy intensity and firm-level investment 

    Yoon, Kyung Hwan, 1966- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    In this dissertation I estimate the effect of oil price and energy price uncertainty and energy price shocks on firm-level investment. An error correction (ECM) model of capital stock adjustment and the dynamic investment ...
  • Entry biases in Cournot markets with free entry 

    Mesta Iscan, Ozlem (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    Entry biases determine whether free entry is desirable. This study examines entry biases in a Cournot market by comparing the number of free entry equilibrium firms to the number of social optimum firms. First, a homogeneous ...
  • Essays in health economics and health policy 

    Kim, Eun Young (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2011)
    This dissertation is a compilation of three essays. The first essay critiques a recent paper by Wilper et al. (2009) for its inappropriate model calibration in analyzing the association of health insurance and mortality. ...
  • Essays on advance selling of new to-be-released products 

    Zeng, Chenhang (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2012)
    This dissertation comprises three essays on the same topic: advance selling of new to-be-released products. The first essay studies the retailer's optimal strategy in a model where the demand uncertainty comes from both ...
  • Essays on fluctuations of the crude oil price and the economy 

    Zeng, Junchuan Jesse, 1983- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    This dissertation studies two major topics related to the crude oil price and the economy. The first topic studied is about the relationship between speculation and the crude oil price and the related implications on the ...
  • Essays on retail pricing 

    Khan, Muhammad Taimur (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    Most empirical literature on Walmart Supercenters quantifies the price effect of Supercenter entries using lower frequency data (annual or monthly) and does not take into account finer geographical detail of retail markets ...
  • Estimates of school productivity and implications for policy 

    Peng, Xiao (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    School productivity was not perfectly estimated because of the sampling error and the measurement error. The traditional Ordinary Least Square (OLS) leaves the estimation of school productivity questionable. Moreover, ...
  • Estimation of spatial autoregressive models with dyadic observations and limited dependent variables 

    Luo, Shali (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2012)
    Spatial correlation, like temporal correlation, often leads to inconsistent estimates if not properly handled. This dissertation addresses spatial correlation in flow data that are recorded as binary or censored values. ...
  • Exploring the dynamics of competing risk models for multiple discrete outcomes 

    Chandra, Nilay, 1976- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
    The objective of this research is to explore the predictive power of the correlated competing risks model in two different economic contexts. In both cases there are multiple discrete outcomes influenced by unobserved ...
  • FDI and economic growth: the role of stock market liberalization and trade liberalization 

    Han, Kyoung Ho, 1966- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    This paper analyzes the effect of stock market liberalization and trade liberalization on the relationship between FDI and economic growth using the data of 124 countries for the period of 1980 to 2005. To this end, I, for ...