Economics Theses and Dissertations

 

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  • Kopriva, Mary (University of Oregon, 2021-09-13)
    This dissertation consists of three essays: “The Effect of Women's Access to Free Health Care on Breastfeeding Practices: Evidence from Armenia” examines how women's decisions regarding breastfeeding respond to increased ...
  • Li, Xiang (University of Oregon, 2021-09-13)
    Real-time tracking of the present state of macroeconomic activity is of great interest to firms, workers, financial market participants, and policymakers. This is particularly true for tracking recessions in real time, as ...
  • Etcheverry Hernandez, Luciana (University of Oregon, 2021-09-13)
    In chapter II and III of my dissertation I strive to understand the potential that family policies have to enhance gender equality in paid and un-paid work in low- and middle-income countries, by analyzing two distinct ...
  • Lester, Chandler (University of Oregon, 2021-09-13)
    How we model individual’s expectations and predictions in economic models playsan essential role in economic outcomes. We can assume that individuals are well informed and developed nuanced views on the economy, meaning ...
  • Stockwell, Thomas (University of Oregon, 2021-09-13)
    The asymmetric effects of monetary policy is the idea that monetary policy actions have asymmetric effects on output and inflation across different states of the world or across different characteristics of the monetary ...
  • Li, Jungang (University of Oregon, 2021-09-13)
    Agent heterogeneity has been a widely discussed topic in the recent decade. However, most of the models that emerged from the literature draw their conclusions from a rational expectations equilibrium. These models impose ...
  • Houghton, Kendall (University of Oregon, 2021-09-13)
    This dissertation considers three topics in public and labor economics. Chapter I introduces the work. In Chapter II, I consider the gender wage gap in the United States by evaluating the differences in work timing and ...
  • Javed, Amna (University of Oregon, 2021-09-13)
    This dissertation explores distinct facets of the association between social institutions and family formation, as it pertains to women in South Asia. In Chapter II, I analyze an increase in the legal age of marriage for ...
  • Garcia, Brett (University of Oregon, 2021-09-13)
    Transportation plays an important role in economic growth and development, as it interacts with almost all other industries. Whether it be through barge, rail, road, or air, shippers are charged a price to have a commodity ...
  • 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 ...

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