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  • Essays on the Effects of Social Insurance for Disability 

    Rennane, Stephanie Louisa (2016)
    This dissertation examines how social insurance, family support and work capacity enhance individuals' economic well-being following significant health and income shocks. I first examine the extent to which the ...
  • Essays on Information Frictions, Prices and Unemployment 

    Morales-Jimenez, Camilo (2016)
    I investigate the effects of information frictions in price setting decisions. I show that firms' output prices and wages are less sensitive to aggregate economic conditions when firms and workers cannot perfectly understand ...
  • Economic Development of Urban Areas 

    Quistorff, Brian Alexander (2016)
    In this dissertation I study the development of urban areas. At the aggregate level I investigate how they may be affected by climate change policies and by being designated the seat of governmental power. At the household ...
  • Institutional Persistence and Change in England's Common Law: 1700-1865 

    Schmidt, Martin (2015)
    Institutions are widely regarded as important, even ultimate drivers of economic growth and performance. A recent mainstream of institutional economics has concentrated on the effect of persisting, often imprecisely measured ...
  • THE PRICE SENSITIVITY OF DEMAND FOR HIGHER EDUCATION AMONG NON-TRADITIONAL STUDENTS 

    Baschnagel, Charles Norbert (2015)
    This dissertation examines the price sensitivity of demand for higher education among non-traditional students in the United States. Chapter 1 discusses the issues related to the demand for higher education. It presents ...

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