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    • Essays in nonmarket valuation and energy economics 

      Miller, Mark Vincent (2016)
      This dissertation comprises three essays, relating to negative externalities in economics. The first essay concentrates on residential electricity consumption. In the economic literature, price elasticity of demands ...
    • Essays in Personal Transportation Demand and Consumer Finance 

      Evans, Jaclyn (2016)
      This dissertation is composed of three essays covering two areas of interest. The first topic is personal transportation demand with a focus on price and fuel efficiency elasticities of mileage demand, challenging assumptions ...
    • Essays on China's Rural Land Rental Market: Institutions and Contract Design 

      Yang, Ziyan (2017)
      China's rural land rental market, a gradually maturing market, is now revolutionizing agriculture in China by facilitating the upgrading of smallholder production to factory farming. I study a mature rural land rental ...
    • Essays on Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation for Agriculture 

      Ortiz Bobea, Ariel (2013)
      Over the past twenty years economists have developed econometric approaches for estimating the impacts of climate change on agriculture by accounting for farmer adaptation implicitly. These reduced-form approaches are ...
    • ESSAYS ON DECOMPOSITION ANALYSIS 

      Palacios Lopez, Amparo (2013)
      Chapter 1 shows the implications of credit and labor market imperfections on gender differences in agricultural labor productivity, especially highlighting how both imperfections negatively affect female productivity by ...
    • Essays on Education in Costa Rica 

      Vega Monge, Melissa Vanessa (2021)
      My dissertation consists of three chapters related to education economics. In the first chapter, I investigate the effects of class size on educational outcomes for secondary schools of Costa Rica. To assess the impact of ...
    • Essays on Education in Developing Countries 

      Brudevold-Newman, Andrew (2017)
      Almost all countries subsidize education. These subsidies are generally designed to account for positive social returns to education and a recognition of education as a basic human right. Without subsidies, credit ...
    • ESSAYS ON EDUCATION INVESTMENT DECISIONS 

      Gan, Tianqi (2022)
      This dissertation focuses on the economics of education in developing countries with a particular focus on parental educational investment decisions in China. In Chapter 1, I explore how parents' belief affect their ...
    • ESSAYS ON ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT IN INDIA 

      Malik, Kabir (2013)
      Expanding electricity generation is driving economic activity in the developing world. Increasing energy demand, largely met through the combustion of coal and natural gas, poses significant trade-offs between development ...
    • ESSAYS ON ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND FOREST CONSERVATION 

      Maher, Joseph Andrew (2015)
      This dissertation is composed of three essays in environmental economics related to residential energy efficiency and forest conservation. My first paper assesses the effectiveness of energy-efficient technologies in the ...
    • ESSAYS ON ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS: CARBON TAX, PRICE REGULATION AND RESIDENTIAL ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION 

      Wang, Jikun (2019)
      This dissertation features three essays in environmental economics. In the first essay, I analyze how price regulation changes the welfare effects of carbon emission policies. Specifically this paper shows that electricity ...
    • Essays on Environmental Policies and Vehicle Market 

      Lin, Yujie (2022)
      This dissertation analyzes the impacts of energy efficiency standards, vehicle ownership restrictions, and passenger vehicle emission standards on the vehicle market and evaluates the welfare consequences of these environmental ...
    • ESSAYS ON ENVIRONMENTAL SHOCKS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: ADAPTATION OF SOCIAL PROTECTION, MIGRATION AND LABOR 

      Sebastian, Ashwini Rekha (2014)
      Environmental shocks, particularly high impact natural disasters, such as earthquakes, floods and droughts, test the boundaries of social resilience and vulnerability. According to the International Disaster Database ...
    • Essays on Female Education, Fertility, and Health: Evidence From Turkey and the US 

      GUNES, PINAR MINE (2014)
      Education is an important factor in reducing poverty, improving child health, and empowering women, which are key indicators of economic development and are supported by the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. ...
    • ESSAYS ON FINANCIAL MARKET IMPERFECTIONS AND THE ENVIRONMENT 

      Andersen, Dana Charles (2014)
      The first chapter explores the effect of credit constraints on production-generated pollution emissions. I develop a theoretical model wherein polluting firms borrow externally to finance investment in various assets, ...
    • Essays on Government Spending and Sustainable Growth 

      Islam, Asif Mohammed (2012)
      The first chapter examines the effect of the composition of federal and state government spending on SO2 air concentrations in the US. The results indicate that a reallocation of spending from RME to PME at the state and ...
    • Essays on Impact of Infrastructure in the presence of market imperfections 

      Ali, Rubaba (2015)
      This dissertation is a collection of papers analyzing the effect of transport and credit infrastructure on the agricultural and non-agricultural sectors. Chapter 1 uses a partial equilibrium framework to isolate the effect ...
    • ESSAYS ON NATURAL HAZARD MITIGATION AND FOREST COVER CHANGE 

      Ferris, Jeffrey Sheppard (2015)
      In the first chapter of my dissertation, I assess the affect of wires alerts for exteme weather on hazard mitigation. Wireless alerts delivered through mobile phones are a recent innovation in regulatory efforts towards ...
    • ESSAYS ON QUALITY CERTIFICATION IN FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL MARKETS 

      Adalja, Aaron Ashok (2017)
      This dissertation features three essays exploring the market impacts of two types of quality certification---a voluntary non-GMO label and a mandatory food safety standard. In the first essay, I use a hedonic framework to ...
    • Essays on Regulatory Uncertainty & Energy Development in the American West 

      Hunt, Jeffrey (2021)
      This dissertation undertakes an analysis of regulation in the American West, investigating the effects of expropriation uncertainty and technological change in the leasing process.The first chapter explores the possible ...