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  • Rural southern residents and the incentive to work 

    Scherer, Philip M. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 1972)
    "There has been much interest in the past few years in welfare reform. This interest is a result of the rising criticisms of the many relief measures which comprise the welfare, or public assistance, program. Two of these ...
  • Essays in applied microeconomics 

    Chikhladze, Tabitha Marie (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2023)
    The following three essays demonstrate the toolkit necessary for conducting applied microeconomic research. In Chapter 1, I analyze the socioeconomic and agency-specific determinants that may lead to disparities in traffic ...
  • Essays in financial macroeconomics 

    Arjmandi, Mohammad Nabi (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2023)
    This dissertation delves into critical aspects of financial markets and intermediaries, shedding light on optimal portfolio rebalancing strategies in the presence of cash distributions and transaction costs, as well as the ...
  • The redistributive effects of construction grants resulting from Public Law 92-500 in EPA Region VII 

    Collins, Robert A. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 1975)
    This study investigates the redistributive consequences of federal construction grants made for publicly owned wastewater treatment plants in EPA Region VII. This is accomplished by estimating the proportion of the benefits ...
  • A market study of sealed bid competition for Utah public school lunch milk, 1970-1975 

    Jensen, Halbert K. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 1981)
    This study was designed to determine the influence of various economic factors on sealed bid prices and, accordingly, to serve as a guide for setting these factors to obtain a more competitive price. Traditional concepts ...
  • Highway impacts on Ozark incomes and employment 

    Kuehn, John Allan (University of Missouri--Columbia, 1970)
    Introduction and problem review: Confronted by depressed economic and social conditions of extensive regions within the United States, the Federal Government through its various agencies is waging "war on poverty." Many ...
  • An analysis of interregional variation in general hospital expenses 

    Hinchey, Samuel Brackston (University of Missouri--Columbia, 1969)
    The dynamics of the medical care industry cannot escape the interest of the economist. Within the past one hundred years, the primary production unit in the industry, the hospital, has advanced from a practitioner's workshop ...
  • Essays on the econometrics of ordinal data 

    Wu, Qian (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2023)
    [EMBARGOED UNTIL 8/1/2024] In economics, ordinal variables like general health, mental health, and happiness level play a crucial role. Ordinal data is commonly used in surveys and questionnaires due to its ordered structure. ...
  • Selected effects of urban mobility 

    Wickman, Michelle (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2023)
    [EMBARGOED UNTIL 5/1/2024] This dissertation presents four essays characterizing urban mobility through cellphone location data. Chapter 1 surveys the recent literature using location data to understand urban interactions ...
  • Essays on money and credit 

    Xie, Qinhua (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2023)
    When at least some transactions are anonymous and there is missing a publicly available record keeping device, individuals who sell goods cannot force buyers to payback the debt. Thus, money and collateralized credit are ...
  • A methodology for shortage area designation of physicians : selected applications 

    Hicks, Lanis L. (University of Missouri-Columbia., 1975)
    "This dissertation is concerned with the forces leading to the passage of the legislation Public Law 92-585 and the introduction of Senate Bill 3585 and House Bill 17084, as well as the rationale behind Congress' choice ...
  • Essays on money and banking: a search-theoretic approach 

    Lee, Heon (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2022)
    My dissertation studies the role of banking in the monetary transmission. In the first chapter, I develop a monetary-search model where the money multiplier is endogenously determined. I show that when the central bank ...
  • Essays on estimating dynamic discrete choice models: methods and applications 

    Wang, Fangda (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2022)
    Estimating dynamic discrete choice models (DDCM) is a common task in many disciplines, including various fields of economics. In a typical DDCM a forwardlooking decision-maker chooses from a finite set of actions in each ...
  • Household finance, housing, and monetary policy 

    Joo, So Hyun (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2021)
    Household finance has been known to be a challenging research area in economics due to difficulties in measuring household behavior and the numerous unpredictable conditions each household faces, such as borrowing constraints ...
  • Essays on early childhood education 

    Wei, Xin (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2021)
    Early childhood educations plays a fundamental role in human capital development. This dissertation studies skills development during early childhood. Chapter 1 focuses on early childhood intervention from birth to age 3. ...
  • Essays on economics of higher education 

    Qian, Cheng (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2021)
    This dissertation consists of three chapters. In Chapter 1, We use rich administrative microdata from Missouri to examine the potential to expand and diversify the production of STEM degrees at universities by tapping into ...
  • Three essays on economics of education 

    An, Yang (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2020)
    This dissertation includes three chapters. In Chapter 1, I estimate the effects of gender and race/ethnicity matching between students and high school math and science teachers on students' STEM enrollment and completion ...
  • Effects of the fiscal policy on macroeconomic outcomes 

    Davila Fadul, Ivan Enrique (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2021)
    The dissertation consists in three chapters addressing the effects of fiscal policy on macroeconomic outcomes. In the first chapter, I take advantage of the scarcity of evidence on the effects of public spending on GDP ...
  • Essays on intergenerational transmission in Korea 

    Ahn, Joonhong (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2021)
    This dissertation studies the effects of parents' resources on children's labor market outcomes in Korea. The educational structure in Korea has changed substantially with rapid economic growth over the last several decades. ...
  • Three essays on the labor market in China 

    Liu, Zixin (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2021)
    This dissertation consists of three chapters studying the impact of different policies in China on its labor market. In particular, we consider the impact of the Cultural Revolution on intergenerational mobility, the impact ...

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