• Comparisons and extensions of reduced form and structural approaches to retirement decision of Missouri public school teachers 

    Wu, Chao (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2019)
    There have been growing calls to reform teachers' pension systems. Designing of pension reforms requires modeling retirement decisions first. My thesis compares different models of teachers' retirement decisions. To further ...
  • Empirical analyses on the effects of economic incentives on teacher retention and teacher quality 

    Wang, Xiqian (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2019)
    This study conducts empirical analysis on the effects of economic incentives on retaining teachers, both in the late-career and early-career, and improving teacher quality in public schools. The first chapter analyzes ...
  • Essays in applied economics 

    Whitworth, Rebecca L. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2019)
    This dissertation examines several themes in applied economics. Specifically, Essay 1 examines the dynamics in an overlapping generations model with three-period lived agents, fiat money, and credit, Essay 2 reviews ...
  • Essays on applied macroeconomics and monetary policy 

    Dhital, Saroj (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2019)
    The dissertation presents three essays in applied macroeconomics and monetary theory. First essay explores the existence of global financial cycles and examines the relationship between financial and macroeconomic sectors ...
  • Essays on labor market policies in Korea 

    Lee, Tai (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2019)
    This dissertation examines the impact of employment protection regulations using job duration data in Korea. In 2007, the Korean government introduced a labor market reform that required employers to convert a worker's ...
  • Three essays on bayesian analysis of nonlinear DSGE models 

    Noh, Sanha (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2019)
    The 2008 financial crisis has highlighted the importance of nonlinear features of our economy including risks, uncertainty shocks, rare disasters, structural changes, zero-lower bound, and occasionally binding constraints. ...