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  • Cross, Robin M. (2004-12-07)
  • Torosyan, Karine (2005-12-15)
    This dissertation consists of two papers on International Trade topics. The first paper addresses the development of trade patterns between countries in transition and developed economies. The second paper focuses on t ...
  • Livingston, Olga Voyteshenko (2009-12-17)
    Two essays are focused on semiparametric econometric methods. The first essay investigates applicability of the smooth back tting estimator (SBE) to statistical analysis of residential energy consumption. The second ess ...
  • Hagimoto, Toru (2015-06-10)
    Land use is one of the leading factors that cause environmental degradation, such as water pollution, open space contraction and habitat loss. This dissertation consists of three essays. First paper investigates the rela ...
  • Noh, Dong Woon (2002-10-28)
    This dissertation addresses three topics on applied microeconomics. First, we investigate issues of market power and tax incidence in the U.S. brewing industry. Since alcohol consumption can be addictive, we derive a str ...
  • Cao, Zheng (2011-07-06)
    This dissertation consists of two essays that address behavioral economics issues. In first chapter we analyze the effects of psychological pressure on performance using National Basketball Association (NBA) free throw ...
  • Tanaka, Katsuya (2003-12-02)
    This dissertation consists of three papers on agricultural nonpoint source pollution and control. The first paper focuses primarily on agricultural land use changes under alternative conservation policies. The second a ...
  • Sherpa, Maya (2011-07-06)
    This dissertation is composed of two self-contained essays, which examine two different factors that could affect human capital accumulation in a developing country. Both essays utilize cross-sectional data from the se ...
  • Wang, Chunhua (2008-08-14)
    Environmental quality and the spatial distribution of economic activities affect each other in many ways. The primary purpose of this dissertation is to contribute to understanding the complex interrelationship and its p ...
  • Bellenger, Moriah J., 1980- (2010-05-27)
    The following three essays explore the use of the directional output distance function (Chambers et al., 1996), an economic model originally developed to measure efficiency and productivity for multi-input and multi-ou ...
  • Marshall, Kandice Kleiber (2011-06-07)
    Two essays are focused on crop choice and the growth of corn production in the Corn Belt and surrounding areas. The first essay develops a partially degenerate nested logit model to examine the effect of price islands ...
  • Youn, Hyungho (2003-05-01)
    This dissertation addresses three topics on information economics. Generally, information is not perfect or costless as classical economics assumes. Thus, a consumer searches information at his cost or a seller provide ...
  • Hascic, Ivan (2006-06-21)
    This dissertation consists of three papers on land use economics and regulation. The first paper focuses on the environmental impacts of land use and their implications for the design on water quality trading policies. T ...
  • Li, Man (2010-06-30)
    China has experienced rapid economic growth in the last twenty years, accompanied by large-scale land conversion, severe environmental degradation, and rising carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions. Designing policies for sustai ...
  • Wu, Caiwen (2012-11-20)
    Location is a critical component of business decisions. A firm's location decision may be influenced not only by market forces, such as the location of input suppliers, output processors and competitors, but also by gove ...
  • Sohn, Saeyoon (2000-12-05)
    This dissertation addresses two topics on market imperfections. First, chapter 2 presents a theoretical model that focuses on problems associated with informational asymmetry. The model presents a dynamic signaling gam ...
  • Lin, Haixia (2006-08-22)
    To protect and restore environmental quality, efficient and effective conservation policies are needed. Designing policies require a sound understanding of the contributions of natural endowments to economic vitality, an ...
  • Li, Cheng (2013-03-18)
    Oregon's nursery and greenhouse industry has ranked the first in the State's agricultural for 18 years. The majority of nursery sales from the Pacific Northwest come from Oregon. Due to data limitations, empirical stud ...
  • Pipoblabanan, Chayun (2008-11-26)
    This dissertation addresses two main issues involving alcohol markets. In the first, we employ both parametric and nonparametric methods to analyze the market structure and estimate the degree of market power in the U. ...
  • Echeverria, Rodrigo A. (2006-09-06)
    This dissertation investigates the relative importance of firm-specific and geographic characteristics for export behavior in the Chilean primary and processed food industries. The first essay develops a new method for ...

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