Economics Theses and Dissertations

 

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  • Jerman, Michael (University of Oregon, 2020-12-08)
    This dissertation presents methods for economic analysis in settings characterized by sparse data. In the first substantive chapter, I show that difference-in-differences estimators can be biased in the presence of treatment ...
  • Duong, Hoa (University of Oregon, 2020-09-24)
    This dissertation investigates the implications of frictions in labor and financial markets, with a focus on developing economies. Through theoretical and empirical analyses, I first analyze the effects of a large informal ...
  • Sytsma, Tobias (University of Oregon, 2020-09-24)
    Through trade policy actions, decades of global trade liberalization have resulted in lower formal trade barriers. However, there remain significant barriers to trade that fall outside the realm of traditional policy tools. ...
  • Mindock, Maxwell (University of Oregon, 2020-09-24)
    The complexities of the Judicial system provides unique research opportunities to model and learn about human behavior. Whether it be the opinions of United States Supreme Court Justices or the length of time a defendant ...
  • Miromanova, Anna (University of Oregon, 2020-09-24)
    In this dissertation I investigate the evolution of the current Russian foreign trade policy from trade liberalization following the accession to the World Trade Organization in 2012 to protectionism in the form of the ...
  • Dlouhy, Curtis (University of Oregon, 2020-09-24)
    Fossil fuel markets have formed the backbone of commerce in the United States for the better part of the last century. Whether it be through the extraction of raw materials, the refinement for future use, their use in the ...
  • Khalid, Ayesha (University of Oregon, 2020-09-24)
    This research examines how air pollution and climate change influence human capital accumulation in a developing-country context and also studies the effects of policies targeted to keep children in school in face of ...
  • Wilson, Kyle (University of Oregon, 2020-02-27)
    This dissertation focuses on two aspects of Environmental Economics that are critical in cost-benefit analysis. Chapters II and III focus on estimating potential costs of drought that may be exacerbated by climate change, ...
  • Wheeler, William (University of Oregon, 2019-09-18)
    This dissertation focuses on the valuation of nonmarket goods using travel cost models of recreation demand. An accurate and up-to-date understanding of the value of public lands and nonmarket environmental goods is integral ...
  • Minard, Simeon (University of Oregon, 2019-09-18)
    This dissertation includes previously unpublished co-authored material. The first chapter of this dissertation outlines a new method of estimating the synthetic control technique that has a number of desirable properties. ...
  • Biemiller, Nathan (University of Oregon, 2019-09-18)
    I use applied and experimental methods to empirically investigate individual decisions in a number of settings where behavior may be more consistent with models from behavioral economic theory than from traditional economic ...
  • McNichols, Drew (University of Oregon, 2019-09-18)
    This dissertation includes three essays in labor economics. Youth Employment Opportunities and Crime: Criminal involvement has been shown to peak at a young age. While Becker's theory of the rational criminal is often ...
  • Walch, Ryan (University of Oregon, 2019-09-18)
    This research examines the economics of carbon pricing programs with a focus on evaluating issues relating to distribution and equity concerning these policies. The first substantive chapter, Chapter 2, empirically ...
  • Wood, Nicholas (University of Oregon, 2019-09-18)
    I investigate the effect to which consumer heterogeneity impacts varying markets. I find that it has a substantial effect all the markets that I consider. In the US automobile industry, we model demand for the durable goods ...
  • Imboden, Christian (University of Oregon, 2019-09-18)
    This dissertation deals with important issues in the field of public finance, namely, how we raise government revenue via taxation and how we spend it in the form of public goods. The first substantive chapter examines the ...
  • Li, Lamp Chieh (1960-06)
    This paper is essentially a review, in general terms, of some of the problems and formulations of investment criteria in under-developed but developing countries.
  • Smith, Grant R. (1955-06)
    The Korean War which began in the summer of 1950 was to reimpose upon the world economy, only so recently recovered from the devastation of World War II, many new and pressing economic problems. The war touched off a ...
  • Nighswander, Tristan (University of Oregon, 2018-09-06)
    My research focuses on the integration of behavioral economics into well understood general equilibrium macroeconomic models populated by overlapping generations of heterogeneous agents. Specifically, I analyze the ...

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