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  • Essays on Higher Education 

    Espinoza Gonzalez, Ricardo Andres (2017)
    Higher education has changed dramatically in the last 40 years. What was the privilege of rich nations or poor countries' elites is now an integral part of international competition and development strategies. However, the ...
  • Essays on Institutions, Culture and Economic Outcomes 

    Karalashvili, Nona (2017)
    This dissertation examines how institutions and culture shape each other and affect individuals’ behavior. Chapter 1 analyzes the interplay between the law and prevailing values to understand the origins of legal order in ...
  • Inforum Models: Origin, Evolution, and By-ways Avoided 

    Almon, Clopper (Institute of Economic Forecasting, Russian Academy of Sciences, 2015)
    Inforum models combine input-output tables with econometric analysis in dynamic models in which the investment in each industry depends upon the growth of output in that industry. They have been built and used in a number ...
  • ESSAYS ON THE ROLE OF THE SOVEREIGN IN INTERNATIONAL FINANCE 

    Moreno Soto, David Nicolas (2016)
    This dissertation investigates the role that the sovereign plays in the international economy, from two different aspects: the first chapter deals with the important role that institutional quality plays in the official ...
  • Essays on Matching Markets and Their Equilibria 

    Utgoff, Naomi M. (2016)
    Matching theory and matching markets are a core component of modern economic theory and market design. This dissertation presents three original contributions to this area. The first essay constructs a matching mechanism ...

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