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  • Contributions to the theory and methodology of quantile models with endogeneity 

    Liu, Xin (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2021)
    In the first chapter, I develop smoothed GMM estimation and inference for overidentified instrumental variables quantile regression (IVQR) and related quantile models. Previous approaches have been limited to exact ...
  • Effects of the fiscal policy on macroeconomic outcomes 

    Davila Fadul, Ivan Enrique (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2021)
    The dissertation consists in three chapters addressing the effects of fiscal policy on macroeconomic outcomes. In the first chapter, I take advantage of the scarcity of evidence on the effects of public spending on GDP ...
  • Essays in policy evaluation and labor economics 

    You, Zhiyang (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2021)
    This dissertation contains three chapters. The first chapter evaluates the effect of a gun control act in California. State legislators in the U.S. are striving to curb gun violence. A common approach is to extend the ...
  • Essays on early childhood education 

    Wei, Xin (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2021)
    Early childhood educations plays a fundamental role in human capital development. This dissertation studies skills development during early childhood. Chapter 1 focuses on early childhood intervention from birth to age 3. ...
  • Essays on economics of higher education 

    Qian, Cheng (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2021)
    This dissertation consists of three chapters. In Chapter 1, We use rich administrative microdata from Missouri to examine the potential to expand and diversify the production of STEM degrees at universities by tapping into ...
  • Essays on inequality and mobility of Korean households' income and consumption 

    Kwon, Sanguk (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2021)
    This dissertation analyzes income and consumption inequality empirically and theoretically using Korean Labor and Income Panel Study (KLIPS). This dissertation consists of three chapters. First two chapters are about ...
  • Essays on intergenerational transmission in Korea 

    Ahn, Joonhong (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2021)
    This dissertation studies the effects of parents' resources on children's labor market outcomes in Korea. The educational structure in Korea has changed substantially with rapid economic growth over the last several decades. ...
  • Essays on machine learning applications in economics : causal inference and prediction 

    Bian, Yong (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2021)
    This study includes three chapters related to machine learning applications with focus on different empirical topics. The first chapter talks about a new method and its application. The second chapter focuses on young ...
  • Three essays on crime policy and the Bayesian bootstrap 

    Hofmann, Lonnie (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2021)
    This dissertation consists of three chapters. In the first chapter, I analyze credible intervals for quantiles constructed using Bayesian bootstrap techniques and show that credible intervals constructed using the ...
  • Three essays on economics of education 

    An, Yang (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2020)
    This dissertation includes three chapters. In Chapter 1, I estimate the effects of gender and race/ethnicity matching between students and high school math and science teachers on students' STEM enrollment and completion ...
  • Three essays on the labor market in China 

    Liu, Zixin (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2021)
    This dissertation consists of three chapters studying the impact of different policies in China on its labor market. In particular, we consider the impact of the Cultural Revolution on intergenerational mobility, the impact ...