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  • Three essays on monetary and financial economics 

    Cao, Xueli (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
    This three-chapter dissertation focuses on the research topics in Monetary and Financial Economics. The first paper examines the time-varying impact of U.S. monetary policy shocks on asset prices. The monetary policy shock ...
  • Capital requirement and financial stability 

    Wei, Xingpeng (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
    This dissertation consists of two chapters. In the first chapter, I examine the tradeoff between bank competition and financial stability resulting from the capital requirement when an unexpected bank run may happen. Built ...
  • Essays on empirical models of retirement 

    Kong, Wei (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
    In this study, I examine effects of financial incentives and non-financial incentives on public school teachers� retirement in Missouri. For financial incentives, existing studies commonly model the retirement in two types, ...
  • 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, ...
  • Three essays on the relationship between reputation and leverage: A Bayesian perspective 

    Ganguli, Sumittra (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2017)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] In markets involving repeated interactions between a principal and an agent, (labor markets, credit market, goods market) agency problems are further ...
  • Two applications of lifecycle models: teachers' retirement under time-varying pension rules and the income-health correlation in PSID 

    Wu, Weiwei (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2017)
    This study uses two structural models to predict public school teachers' retirement decisions and explore the correlations among people's health, occupational choices, and labor income. Extensive literature suggests that ...
  • Sector-specific surprise and news shocks 

    Baek, Ingul (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2017)
    I estimate the decomposition of total factor productivity (TFP) shocks by two sectors: (a) investment and (b) consumption. I also identify sectoral shocks by the timing of shocks realization, surprise shocks (unanticipated) ...
  • Information, incentives, markets and policy 

    Yang, Fan (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] 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 ...
  • 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)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] The 2007-2009 economic events have renewed interests in the relationship between the financial sector and the macroeconomy and suggested that shocks ...
  • 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)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] This dissertation consists of three chapters on personnel economics in public education. The first chapter creates a simulation framework to examine ...
  • 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)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] Essay 1 analyzes the married couples' retirement decision using the PSID data. I employ the proportional hazard model to examine the factors that ...
  • 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, ...
  • Three essays on financial markets 

    Cheng, Tengda (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2014)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.]
  • Essays on economics of microcredit and economics of fertility 

    Doan, Nguyen (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2014)
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  • 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 ...

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