The Department of Economics is part of the College of Arts and Science on the flagship campus of the University of Missouri. Its faculty conduct research that impacts both scholarly thought and policy at the international, national, and state levels. The department delivers instruction to a broad cross-section of the campus, including students in journalism, business, public affairs, and agricultural economics. Its undergraduate programs offer degrees in both the College of Arts and Science and the College of Business.

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  • Information, incentives, markets and policy 

    Yang, Fan (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    Chapter One: How low might be the resource costliness of making signals credible? Using a job market as an example, I build a signaling model to determine the extent to which a transfer from an applicant might replace a ...
  • 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 financial sector and optimal monetary policy 

    Wang, Ting (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    The 2007-2009 economic events have renewed interests in the relationship between the financial sector and the macroeconomy and suggested that shocks originated in the financial sector may be a potential source of business ...
  • Two empirical analyses of the minimum wage impacts on employment 

    Liu, Yandi (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2015)
    The contentious debates regarding minimum wages have produced little agreement so far on the extent to which it affects employment. The dissertation intends to provide a better understanding of minimum wage impacts on ...
  • Three essays on personnel economics in public education 

    Li, Jiaxi (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2015)
    This dissertation consists of three chapters on personnel economics in public education. The first chapter creates a simulation framework to examine the efficiency implications of using proportional evaluation systems. We ...
  • Spatio-temporal models of county-level economic growth 

    Beregovska, Tetyana (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2015)
  • Cyclical Behavior of Prices and Inflation 

    Li, Xue (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2015)
    One of the most important theme of macroeconomics is to describe and explain the behavior of key macroeconomic series, such as output, the price level, and inflation. This paper describes the way in which the price level ...
  • Empirical Analyses of Dynamic Categorical Data 

    Hu, Cai (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2015)
    Essay 1 analyzes the married couples' retirement decision using the PSID data. I employ the proportional hazard model to examine the factors that influence the retirement decision of husband and wife, and focus on examining ...
  • Essays on Inflation Dynamics, Economic Fluctuations and Fiscal Policy 

    Chin, Kuo-Hsuan (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2015)
    Understand the short-run inflation dynamics is essential for conducting the fiscal or monetary policies, and the New Keynesian Phillips Curve (hereafter, NKPC) has been widely used for charactering it in the past two ...
  • Three essays on financial markets 

    Cheng, Tengda (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2014)
  • Essays on economics of microcredit and economics of fertility 

    Doan, Nguyen (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2014)
  • 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 the economics of education 

    Parsons, Eric (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    The first chapter in this dissertation follows a cohort of initially high performing Missouri students from grade-3 through grade-9 and examines which school factors influence their academic success. Three key findings ...
  • 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 ...
  • Three essays on educator labor markets : evidence from Missouri public schools 

    Shi, Shishan (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    This dissertation consists of three essays. The first essay investigates the feasibility of moving high-performing teachers to low-performing schools using administrative micro data from Missouri. I find when a teacher ...
  • Missouri historical tax summary 1970-2012 

    Research Center-State & Regional Fiscal Studies Unit (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    This report presents the compiled data from the tax receipts of Missouri residents between the years 1970 and 2012.
  • 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. ...
  • Missouri historical tax summary 1950-1987 

    Research Center-State & Regional Fiscal Studies Unit (University of Missouri--Columbia, 1987-10)
    This report presents the compiled data from the tax receipts of Missouri residents between the years 1950 and 1987.
  • Historical tax receipts 1950-1984 

    Research Center-State & Regional Fiscal Studies Unit (University of Missouri--Columbia, 1984-10)
    This report presents the compiled data from the tax receipts of Missouri residents between the years 1950 and 1984.

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