Economics Theses and Dissertations: Recent submissions

  • 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    This dissertation includes previously unpublished co-authored material.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 ...
  • Brennan, Benjamin (University of Oregon, 2018-09-06)
    The subject of this dissertation is nominal GDP (NGDP) targeting. In the wake of the Great Recession, some economists have proposed using some form of NGDP target to replace current monetary policy. We evaluate the ...
  • Falconer, Jean (University of Oregon, 2018-09-06)
    The subject of this dissertation is fiscal policy in the United States. In recent years the limitations of monetary policy have become more evident, generating greater interest in the use of fiscal policy as a stabilization ...
  • Mueller, Rosie (University of Oregon, 2018-09-06)
    This research examines both health effects and market responses from local changes in environmental quality. Both can be of significant interest to policy makers. I examine the health effects of population exposure to ...
  • Rashid, Amani (University of Oregon, 2018-09-06)
    We empirically explore the effect of attorney representation for foster care youth in abuse and neglect hearings on adoption outcomes. By exploiting temporal variation in the passage of state-level statutes that mandate ...
  • Adams, Nathan (University of Oregon, 2018-09-06)
    In this dissertation, I examine changes in risk-taking behavior, beliefs, and self-deception induced by changes in policy and behavior. Specifically, Chapter II examines player performance and risk-taking behavior in ...
  • Hunt, Erin (University of Oregon, 2018-09-06)
    The U.S. social security system faces funding pressure due to the aging of the population. This dissertation examines the welfare cost of social security reform and social security policy uncertainty under rational ...
  • McClung, Nigel (University of Oregon, 2018-09-06)
    This dissertation studies monetary-fiscal policy interactions and adaptive learning applications in regime-switching DSGE models. A common thread through my research is understanding how policymakers may be affected by the ...
  • Nguyen, Tuan (University of Oregon, 2017-09-06)
    This dissertation consists of three separate papers in the field of public economics. In the first substantive chapter, I examine several factors that affect public sentiment on the death penalty, including individual ...

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