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  • Essays on climate econometrics 

    Nam, Kyungsik (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
    This paper proposes a nonlinear cointegrating regression model based on the well-known energy balance climate model. Specifcally, I investigate the nonlinear cointegrating regression of mean of temperature anomaly distributions ...
  • Essays on decision making under uncertainty : Stochastic dominance 

    Zhuo, Longhao (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2017)
    Decision making under uncertainty is certainly the most important task of an economics agent and it is often a very difficult one. In most cases, the goal of further analysis of uncertainty is not necessarily to reduce it, ...
  • Essays on economics of microcredit and economics of fertility 

    Doan, Nguyen (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2014)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] This dissertation is a combination of three essays on development economics. In essay 1, I examine the impact of microcredit use on several aspects of ...
  • Essays on empirical models of retirement 

    Kong, Wei (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] In this study, I examine effects of financial incentives and non-financial incentives on public school teachers' retirement in Missouri. For financial ...
  • Essays on financial sector and optimal monetary policy 

    Wang, Ting (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] The 2007-2009 economic events have renewed interests in the relationship between the financial sector and the macroeconomy and suggested that shocks ...
  • 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 inflation dynamics, economic fluctuations and fiscal policy 

    Chin, Kuo-Hsuan (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2015)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] Understand the short-run inflation dynamics is essential for conducting the fiscal or monetary policies, and the New Keynesian Phillips Curve (hereafter, ...
  • Essays on labor economics 

    Tan, Li (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] This dissertation consists of two chapters on labor economics. In the first chapter, we study redistributions via the United States Social Security ...
  • Essays on labor market policies in Korea 

    Lee, Tai (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2019)
    This dissertation examines the impact of employment protection regulations using job duration data in Korea. In 2007, the Korean government introduced a labor market reform that required employers to convert a worker's ...
  • Essays on monetary economics 

    Song, Jian, 1987- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    This dissertation consists of two essays on monetary economics. The first essay studies a monetary model in which the lack of repayment enforcement causes the agent's credit limit to bind. When the credit constraint binds, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Essays on the economics of education 

    Parsons, Eric (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] The first chapter in this dissertation follows a cohort of initially high performing Missouri students from grade-3 through grade-9 and examines which ...
  • 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. ...
  • An experimental study of the game of Nim 

    Maslar, David (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] This study is an analysis of the game of Nim. The paper is divided into two parts. The first part is a theoretical examination of the game in which ...
  • Exploring the dynamics of competing risk models for multiple discrete outcomes 

    Chandra, Nilay, 1976- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] The objective of this research is to explore the predictive power of the correlated competing risks model in two different economic contexts. In both ...
  • Family structure, residential area and housing demand : evidence from micro-data for the U.S. 

    Kim, Myung Woon, 1966- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    Existing literatures emphasize the estimates of price and income elasticities for housing demand over the whole population. This dissertation analyzes and quantifies different responses of whole population and subgroups ...
  • FDI and economic growth : the role of stock market liberalization and trade liberalization 

    Han, Kyoung Ho, 1966- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] This paper analyzes the effect of stock market liberalization and trade liberalization on the relationship between FDI and economic growth using the ...
  • 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 ...