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  • Wu, Chi-Yin (Jenny) (Kansas State University, 2012)
    This dissertation is composed of two essays in the field of Industrial Organization. Specifically, the empirical studies are conducted by focusing on the market structure and competition issues in the airline industry. The ...
  • Rashid Nadimi, Soheil (Kansas State University, 2015)
    This dissertation consists of one essay in financial econometrics and two essays in quantitative industrial organization. The first essay studies the relationship between stock return volatility and current and prior shocks ...
  • Bejan, Vladimir (Kansas State University, 2012)
    This dissertation consists of three essays in macroeconomic econometrics. The first essay investigates industry level production functions. Part of the interest in doing this is to contribute to the ongoing improvements ...
  • Atems, Bebonchu (Kansas State University, 2011)
    This dissertation consists of three essays in nonlinear macroeconomic modeling and econometrics. In the first essay, we decompose oil price movements into oil demand (stock market) shocks and oil supply (oil-market) shocks, ...
  • Scott, C. Patrick (Kansas State University, 2012)
    This dissertation consists of three essays relating to asymmetric preferences in optimal monetary policy models. Optimal monetary policy models are theoretical optimal control problems that seek to identify how the monetary ...
  • Abington, Casey (Kansas State University, 2010)
    The first essay examines the allocation of education spending. Human capital investment in early childhood can lead to large and persistent gains. Beyond this window of opportunity, human capital accumulation is more ...
  • Thomas, Tyson (Kansas State University, 2015)
    This dissertation seeks to answer questions regarding changes in the competitive environment in international air travel markets which has undergone rapid changes since the early 1990s. Specifically, the research in this ...
  • Potter, Joel (Kansas State University, 2008)
    This first essay empirically tests the Peltzman Effect utilizing a unique dataset that is used to investigate the behavior of Formula One race car drivers. The race-level dataset was culled from various sources and includes ...
  • Shadmani, Hedieh (Kansas State University, 2015)
    This dissertation consists of three essays on modeling the behavior of both fiscal and monetary policy by allowing for asymmetry in preferences of the policy authorities. Whether the responses of fiscal or monetary policy ...
  • Paulo, Eugenio Maria (Kansas State University, 2015)
    The increase in commodity prices that has taken place in the past decade or so has resulted in renewed interest in the debate about the macroeconomic consequences of such price increase. Previous studies tend to assume ...
  • Schulz, Lee Leslie (Kansas State University, 2012)
    This dissertation empirically examines how demand-enhancing activities conducted by food industry participants affect retail beef steak pricing, consumer demand for ground beef, and industry concentration. It follows the ...
  • Alakshendra, Abhinav (Kansas State University, 2012)
    The dissertation includes three essays on development and regional economics. Son preference prevails among Indian couples. I test the hypothesis that women who bear sons experience an elevated status within the household, ...
  • Xie, Xin (Kansas State University, 2014)
    This dissertation constitutes two essays in the field of industrial organization. Specifically, the research focuses on empirically assessing the market effects of airline alliances. The first essay examines how codesharing, ...
  • Youderian, Christopher J. (Kansas State University, 2012)
    The first essay tests whether the returns to education are different between entrepreneurs and regular employees. If the signaling model of education is correct, entrepreneurs should receive lower returns from education ...
  • Luo, Zijun (Kansas State University, 2012)
    This dissertation comprises three chapters in international trade and the economics of conflict. These chapters are put together according to two dimensions. From the international relations dimension, Chapter 1 analyzes ...
  • Fewell, Jason Edward (Kansas State University, 2013)
    The adoption of new technologies on-farm is affected by socio-economic, risk management behavior, and market factors. The adoption of cellulosic biofuel feedstock enterprises and conservation practices plays an important ...
  • Aba Alkhail, Bandar A. (Kansas State University, 2007)
    This dissertation consists of three chapters. Chapter one presents a theoretical model using a dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) approach to investigate the role of world oil prices in explaining the business ...
  • Banafea, Waheed A. (Kansas State University, 2012)
    This dissertation consists of three chapters. The first chapter surveys recent studies on the stability of the money demand function in selected developing countries. This chapter presents specific details about modeling ...
  • Le, Huubinh B. (Kansas State University, 2014)
    My dissertation is comprised of two essays in the field of industrial organization with an emphasis on the airline industry. In particular, I investigate how airline mergers and alliances affect the components of total ...
  • Melichar, Mark Alan (Kansas State University, 2013)
    In the first chapter I study the effects of oil price shocks on economic activity at the U.S. state-level, an innovative feature of this dissertation. States which rely more heavily on manufacturing or tourism are more ...