Browsing Department of Economics, Finance & Legal Studies by Issue Date

Browsing Department of Economics, Finance & Legal Studies by Issue Date

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  • 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 ...
  • Jeon, Jin Q (University of Alabama Libraries, 2009)
    This dissertation contains three essays in corporate finance. The first essay investigates the size and relative impact of termination fees utilized in merger agreements using a sample of 1,702 M&A deals involving U.S ...
  • Holzhauer, Hunter Matthew (University of Alabama Libraries, 2010)
    Since the recession of 2008, many financial advisors and investors have begun to take a closer look at the holdings within their respective portfolios. These holdings are a two-fold reflection of risk and return. First, ...
  • Nasser, Tareque (University of Alabama Libraries, 2010)
    This dissertation contains three distinct essays in the broad area of corporate finance. The first two essays examine the role of an independent director who is also a blockholder (IDB), a potent governance mechanism, on ...
  • Cooper, Patrick Ryan (University of Alabama Libraries, 2010)
    While life insurers are generally free to set prices on term life insurance contracts, they face three constraints in doing so. Two of these constraints, insurance premium taxes and insurance guaranty funds, are imposed ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Olson, Eric David (University of Alabama Libraries, 2010)
    This dissertation contains three essays regarding the Taylor curve. Taylor (1979) posited a permanent tradeoff between the volatility of output gap and the volatility of inflation. The first essay explores the empirical ...
  • Wang, Jun (University of Alabama Libraries, 2010)
    Essay 1, Growth/Value, Market-Cap, and Momentum, examines the profitability of style momentum strategies on portfolios based on firm growth/value characteristics and market capitalization. We use monthly total returns of ...
  • Patterson, Bradford (University of Alabama Libraries, 2011)
    We investigate three topics in this dissertation. In Chapter 1 we investigate a matter related to Chapter 7 non-business bankruptcy in the United States. We find that state homestead exemptions tend to have a positive ...
  • Lu, Xing (University of Alabama Libraries, 2011)
    Essay one, Do Internet Board Messages Predict Stock Returns? An Analysis with Explicit and Intensive Board Postings, tries to discover whether postings on message boards predict future stock performance. While many other ...
  • Walsh, William Acree (University of Alabama Libraries, 2011)
    This dissertation examines sixty years of fishing activity and more than twenty years of direct regulatory management in the Gulf red snapper fishery in order to assess the consequences of regulatory intervention in the ...
  • Collins, Sondra (University of Alabama Libraries, 2011)
    The purpose of this dissertation is to assess the demand for effectiveness of, and economic impact of Alabama's Title V funded abstinence-only sex education programs. The specific outcomes to be examined in this study are ...
  • 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 ...
  • Lee, Hyejin (University of Alabama Libraries, 2012)
    The main focus of this dissertation is to find ways to improve the power in cointegration tests. This dissertation consists of three essays. In the first essay, a modified testing procedure for the Engle and Granger (1987; ...
  • Richardson, Heather Renea (University of Alabama Libraries, 2012)
    This dissertation consists of three separate essays in the area of real estate. The first essay examines the continuing evolution of the Internet and the resulting effects on the efficiency of buyer search. The second essay ...
  • Zeng, Hongchao (University of Alabama Libraries, 2012)
    This dissertation contains three essays in corporate finance. In the first essay, using the presence of business combination (BC) laws to proxy for the monitoring strength of the takeover market, we examine how an active ...
  • Meng, Ming (University of Alabama Libraries, 2013)
    This dissertation is concerned with finding ways to improve the power of unit root tests. This dissertation consists of three essays. In the first essay, we extends the Lagrange Multiplier (LM) unit toot tests of Schmidt ...
  • Nichols, Ezekiel Andrew (University of Alabama Libraries, 2013)
    This dissertation uses proprietary drug screening data, illicit drug prices from the DEA STRIDE database, and national and local macroeconomic variables to measure the price responsiveness and treatment effectiveness of ...
  • Stelk, Steven (University of Alabama Libraries, 2013)
    This study exploits the recent financial crises as a unique natural experiment to examine relationships in residential real estate brokerage and real estate investment through three essays. The first essay examines the ...

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