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    • An essay on the regulation of the press 

      Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731 (R.S. Bear, 2003-07)
    • The essays 

      Bacon, Francis, 1561-1626; Boss, Judith (R.S. Bear, 1998)
    • Essays in Environmental and Public Economics 

      Vander Naald, Brian (University of Oregon, 2012)
      Benefit-cost analysis of environmental policies typically focuses on benefits to human health and well-being. When it comes to humans' willingness to pay (WTP) for improvements in the quality of life for other species, ...
    • Essays in experimental economics: Examining the effects of ambiguity and competition 

      Wozniak, David (University of Oregon, 2010-06)
      Individuals compete against each other in a variety of different settings. In labor markets they compete for promotion; in athletic tournaments they compete for fixed prizes. Important aspects of competitive choices include ...
    • Essays in health and environmental economics: Challenges in the empirical analysis of micro-level economic survey data 

      Cai, Beilei, 1979- (University of Oregon, 2008-09)
      Micro-level survey data are widely used in applied economic research. This dissertation, which consists of three empirical papers, demonstrates challenges in empirical research using micro-level survey data, as well as ...
    • Essays in Labor Economics 

      Lee, Logan (University of Oregon, 2015-08-18)
      I model a hiring process in which a candidate is evaluated sequentially by two agents of a firm. Each agent observes an independent signal of the candidate's productivity. I show that if the second agent values a non-productive ...
    • Essays in Operations and Supply Chain Management 

      Xu, Shubin (University of Oregon, 2012)
      This dissertation is based on three essays in operations and supply chain management. In essay 1, we study an operations scheduling problem in a complex manufacturing system, most notably, semiconductor manufacturing. ...
    • Essays in political economy 

      Friedrich, Silke, 1980- (University of Oregon, 2010-06)
      The following essays address the impact of special interest groups on economic decision making processes. The hypothesis of the first essay is that there exists a dynamic relationship between politicians and lobby groups. ...
    • ESSAYS ON CHOICE WITH SPATIAL HETEROGENEITY 

      Wyer, Joseph (University of Oregon, 2016-10-27)
      Consumers make choices based on an array of product attributes or consumer-specific characteristics. This dissertation includes three separate essays that examine consumer choice as a function of different consumer-specific ...
    • Essays on Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions, Technology, and Frictional Costs 

      Lee, Donghyun (University of Oregon, 2012)
      Foreign direct investment (FDI) has played a major role in the increasing economic globalization of the past couple decades. Cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M & A) is the major source of FDI, particularly for ...
    • Essays on Economic Development and Climate Change 

      Fitch-Fleischmann, Benjamin (University of Oregon, 2015-08-18)
      The first essay considers the relative effectiveness of government and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) as channels to allocate resources. I use a catastrophic climate-related shock--Hurricane Mitch--to examine the ...
    • Essays on Income Inequality and the Environment 

      Voorheis, John (University of Oregon, 2016-10-27)
      This dissertation considers two of the most pressing concerns of the current time, income inequality and exposure to pollution, and provides evidence that these two concerns may in fact be causally linked. In order to do ...
    • Essays on Mutual Funds 

      Genc, Egemen (University of Oregon, 2012)
      My dissertation consists of two essays on mutual funds. The first essay examines the role of extreme positive returns on future fund flows using maximum style-adjusted daily returns (hereafter MAX) over the previous month. ...
    • Essays on School Choice, Information, and Textbook Funding 

      Holden, Kristian (University of Oregon, 2014-09-29)
      The second chapter examines the impact of information about school quality on student enrollment. I use a regression discontinuity design to estimate the effects of a school choice program in California that provides ...
    • Essays on the Economics of Health and Education 

      Swensen, Isaac (University of Oregon, 2013-10-03)
      I present empirical research considering the response of health and educational outcomes to alcohol consumption, drug abuse, and collegiate athletics. Chapter II considers the effect of legal access to alcohol on student ...
    • Essays on the Economics of Higher Education 

      Tang, Hui-Hsuan (University of Oregon, 2012)
      This dissertation is comprised of two essays that broadly consider the role human capital plays in the matching process between individuals and institutions and builds on prior education literature that has found growing ...
    • Essays on the Economics of Telephones and Evolving Technologies 

      Thacker, Michael (University of Oregon, 2016-10-27)
      Telephones have changed dramatically from their introduction to their current form, and done so most significantly since the introduction of cell phones in the 1980s. This has impacted competition in the telephony market. ...
    • Essays on the Recreational Value of Avian Biodiversity 

      Kolstoe, Sonja (University of Oregon, 2016-10-27)
      This dissertation uses a convenience sample of members of eBird, a large citizen science project maintained by the Cornell University's Laboratory of Ornithology, to explore the value of avian biodiversity to bird watchers. ...
    • The Essential Role of Information for High Deductible Health Insurance Plan Consumers 

      Van Sickle, Matthew D. (2007-06)
      Key categories of medical information needed by high deductible health insurance plan members are identified in relation to cost and quality of care (Kelley & Attridge, 2006). This type of plan is also called a consumer ...
    • Essentially Criminals: A Transatlantic Content Analysis of Immigration Coverage and Readers' Reactions 

      Somaini, Francesco (University of Oregon, 2014-10-17)
      This dissertation investigated the relationship between news coverage of immigration and readers' reaction to such coverage. Quantitative content analysis was used to study the subject with a comparative approach across ...