• 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • On- and off-balance sheet credit risk and capital in U.S. banks: evidence of unbalanced panel data 

    Poramapojn, Pituwan, 1980- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    This study presents the relationship between capital and on- and off-balance sheet credit risk and the effectiveness of capital standards in the United States. The selected banks are commercial banks and bank holding ...
  • Three essays on the factor content of trade 

    Kim, Yeon Joon, 1973- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    This dissertation investigates the factor content of trade. This dissertation consists of three chapters that explain the factor content of trade with different methodologies. The first chapter is Demand Effects in ...
  • Three essays on trade gravity model 

    Wu, Wei, 1977- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    In chapter 1, the gravity models are revisited, for both the "old" one with which McCallum (1995) finds the famous "border puzzle," and the "new" one introduced by Anderson and van Wincoop (2003). We examine the role of ...
  • Vertical integration and sabotage: evidence and regulation 

    Chikhladze, George, 1978- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    Many network industries have an upstream monopolist that sells an essential input to downstream firms. When price of access is regulated the integrated monopolist may have incentives to degrade the quality of access if it ...