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  • 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 ...
  • Chen, Yunguang (2015-06-01)
    The appropriate use of disaggregated economic data not only improves the accuracy and robustness of economic analyses, but also extends the existing economic models to address new aspects of the issue. This dissertation ...
  • Isariyawongse, Kosin (2009-05-21)
    This dissertation addresses issues of strategic behavior of firms in oligopoly markets. In the first study we analyze how generic advertising affects brand advertising and firm profits in differentiated oligopoly markets ...
  • Kudo, Yasushi (2007-12-05)
    This dissertation addresses issues of strategic behavior of firms in lobbying, brand and generic advertising, and advertising-price relationships in imperfectly competitive markets. In the first study, we investigate co ...
  • Ruan, Jun (2007-09-19)
    Technology is a key determinant of comparative advantage among nations. As information technology improves and the nations of the world become economically integrated, concern arises over the dissipation of high-income e ...
  • Lai, Jiayin (2008-07-14)
    This dissertation consists of three papers on land use economics and regulation. The first paper reviews numerous past literatures on how land-use regulation, agricultural subsidies, and use-value assessment method aff ...
  • Rashford, Benjamin S. (2006-09-13)
    Wildlife managers are on the front lines of the effort to conserve wildlife and are required to do so cost-effectively. This dissertation consists of three manuscripts that integrate economics and ecology to inform cos ...
  • Yan, Wenfeng (2012-03-21)
    This dissertation investigates the effect of endogenous and exogenous events on firm behavior and performance. These are fundamental questions in economics. The contribution of this study is threefold. First, it provides ...

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