• Three essays on personnel economics in public education 

    Li, Jiaxi (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 ...
  • Two empirical analyses of the minimum wage impacts on employment 

    Liu, Yandi (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 ...