• Essays on labor economics 

    Tan, Li (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
    This dissertation consists of two chapters on labor economics. In the first chapter, we study redistributions via the United States Social Security retirement system for cohorts of men born during the second half of the ...
  • Essays on the economics of education 

    Parsons, Eric (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] The first chapter in this dissertation follows a cohort of initially high performing Missouri students from grade-3 through grade-9 and examines which ...
  • 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 ...