Browsing by Author "Pecorino, Paul"

Browsing by Author "Pecorino, Paul"

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  • Zhang, Wanfa (University of Alabama Libraries, 2009)
    Works on the relationship between polarity and war in the past produce inconsistent, sometimes, self-conflicting conclusions. This is caused by the lack of a comparable way of conceptualizing and defining polarity and the ...
  • Mann, Christopher (University of Alabama Libraries, 2015)
    This dissertation sets out to determine if the health care sector suffers from low productivity growth and the implications on government finances in the long run. I use the condition treatment approach to measure utilization ...
  • Lira, Cristina (University of Alabama Libraries, 2010)
    In the study of the impact of Free Trade Agreements on Foreign Direct Investments and on trade flows, there are some econometric issues that have not been fully addressed. This research aims to provide a discussion of these ...
  • Ume, Ejindu (University of Alabama Libraries, 2014)
    In this dissertation, I study the interconnections between the housing market and labor market, and the link between monetary policy and housing market activity. In the first chapter, I focus on the interplay between the ...
  • Williams, Miesha (University of Alabama Libraries, 2014)
    Economies have three investors: public investors, private investors and the foreign investors. This dissertation examines the response of each investor to economic shocks in the United States (US). Chapter 1 employs an ...
  • Solomon, Michael (University of Alabama Libraries, 2019)
    Information asymmetries are an important driver of many economic phenomena. The uncertainty that arises from them puts even theoretically rational agents at a distinct disadvantage which can cause less efficient outcomes. ...
  • Yaya, Mehmet Erdem (University of Alabama Libraries, 2009)
    Income inequality and immigration are two important issues with welfare and policy implications which have long been debated across the political spectrum. This dissertation ventures to shed light on some of the important ...
  • Hasani, Karim (University of Alabama Libraries, 2020)
    The rise in global average temperature due to greenhouse gas emissions is a serious international concern. Yet, one of the important barriers for clean energy transition in the world is the existence of energy subsidies. ...
  • Cai, Anna Kathryn (University of Alabama Libraries, 2015)
    Since the seminal work of Lucas (1988), uncompensated knowledge spillovers have been shown to play a critical role in the process of economic development. However, the standard Lucas model studies human capital accumulation ...
  • Krell, Matthew Reid (University of Alabama Libraries, 2019)
    I investigate the determinants of settlement and plaintiff payouts in federal civil trial litigation. Using a process theory framework, I analyze the impacts of multiple litigation phases on the outcomes of cases and on ...
  • Souto, Anne-Charlotte (University of Alabama Libraries, 2019)
    In this work, we revisit the traditional human capital framework and infer that risk as measured by the shape of the returns to education's distributions should be included. While education is often considered to be an ...
  • El-Karaksy, Hoda (University of Alabama Libraries, 2010)
    Abstract Egypt is a fairly large country with a struggling economy, like many others in the region. An improved economic performance in both Egypt and other countries in North Africa and the Middle East has the potential ...
  • Hankins, William Bryce (University of Alabama Libraries, 2014)
    This dissertation is composed of three essays that investigate how legislature size, political alignment, and political polarization impact the distribution of government expenditures at different levels of government. The ...
  • Connolly, Laura (University of Alabama Libraries, 2018)
    In the first essay, we use linked employer-employee data for the formal labor market in Brazil to examine the relative importance of firm age and firm size for job creation and destruction in Brazil. We find that firm age ...
  • Yang, Zhe (University of Alabama Libraries, 2019)
    In the first essay, we prove existence and uniqueness of equilibrium in rent-seeking contests in which players are heterogeneous in both risk preferences and production technology. Given identical linear production technology, ...
  • Woodruff, Benjamin Rodney (University of Alabama Libraries, 2015)
    I examine three topics related to systemic risk which not usually considered in mainstream research. I find evidence that coffee price risk might be hedged by Ugandan producers, possibly mitigating the risk of economy-wide ...
  • Mullinax, Stefan Christopher (University of Alabama Libraries, 2011)
    A central proposition of international trade theory is that trade allows a country to achieve a higher level of income than would otherwise be possible. Initial studies have shown evidence in support of a positive relationship ...

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