Theses and Dissertations - Department of Economics, Finance & Legal Studies

Theses and Dissertations - Department of Economics, Finance & Legal Studies

 

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  • Gao, Jiahong (University of Alabama Libraries, 2020)
    The focus of my dissertation is to study how the industrial organization of the banking sector affects the risk-taking behavior of financial intermediaries and the degree of instability within the banking system. In the ...
  • Herndon, James Dennis (University of Alabama Libraries, 2020)
    In the first essay, I examine the price behavior of consumer goods in the strategically vital country of Pakistan. Results show that prices converge both temporally and spatially. A wage-adjusted Consumer Price Index shows ...
  • Harrison, Andre (University of Alabama Libraries, 2020)
    In the early 2000’s, there were large swings in capital flows across countries due to a worldwide savings glut. How did it affect investment across countries? Did it have an impact on the transmission channels of monetary ...
  • Goodnature, Mia (University of Alabama Libraries, 2020)
    Gentrification occurs when low-income areas transition into higher-income neighborhoods. Chapter 1 examines one possible driver of gentrification: the influx of same-sex couples into a community. Anecdotal evidence suggests ...
  • 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. ...
  • Wu, Fan (University of Alabama Libraries, 2020)
    My dissertation on behavioral decision making contains two independent chapters, both adopting the methodology of developing theoretical model, running parameterized simulations, and testing equilibrium predictions or ...
  • Zhang, Wenqiao (University of Alabama Libraries, 2019)
    This dissertation includes three essays on executive traits and various corporate consequences. In the first essay, we document a unique type of CEOs who are not always selfish, that is, altruistic CEOs. Specifically, we ...
  • Stewart, Shamar Levaughn (University of Alabama Libraries, 2019)
    This dissertation explores modeling existing nonlinear dynamics in exchange rates and economic growth. Particularly, the three essays, herein, investigate the stability of the International Monetary Fund's Special Drawing ...
  • 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. ...
  • Banerjee, Piyali (University of Alabama Libraries, 2019)
    In the first essay, we propose a new Autoregressive Distributive Lag (ADL) cointegration test in the presence of structural breaks approximated by a Fourier function. The test offers a simple way to capture a smooth ...
  • Gober, Richard Wayne (1963)
    Today there is an increasing emphasis on the use of the ideas of probability theory in the simulation of a variety of models suitable for the description and interpretation of complex problems. These problems involve ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • Yang, Haoyi (University of Alabama Libraries, 2019)
    This dissertation explores three aspects of CEO perquisite related issues. The first essay is related to CEO perk consumption and firm value. We break down CEO perk packages into five groups (management/entertainment, ...
  • Sheehan, Alice (University of Alabama Libraries, 2019)
    In this work, we revisit some of the most common nonparametric specification tests and assess their robustness to real world economic data. Most nonparametric econometric theory is based on a compact support assumption of ...
  • Teterin, Pavel (University of Alabama Libraries, 2018)
    This dissertation includes three essays on volatility and information content of futures markets. This work gives new insight into the structural changes in volatility, the information content of global interest rate ...
  • Young, Michael (University of Alabama Libraries, 2018)
    Over the last two decades, there has been a significant increase in research related to behavioral finance. As Barberis and Thaler (2002) point out, there are two main aspect of behavioral finance: limits to arbitrage and ...
  • Hampton, James (University of Alabama Libraries, 2018)
    In the first essay, we use stochastic dominance techniques to understand how the reporting of behavioral problems as well as ADHD prevalence has changed between 2000 and 2004. This time period coincides with changes in ...
  • 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 ...
  • Arnatt, Richard Anthony (University of Alabama Libraries, 2018)
    This dissertation comprises three essays based on the VIX Index, the Chicago Board Options Exchange’s (CBOE) index representing S&P 500 Index implied volatility. The first essay looks at the performance of VIX-related ...

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