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  • Three essays on corruption in the Middle East and North Africa 

    Author(s):Kirsanli, Fatih
    Date Issued:2022
    Format:born digital; doctoral dissertations
    This dissertation focuses on the corruption phenomenon at the macro level in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) after the Arab uprisings regarding its impacts on economic growth and income inequality. The first chapter ...
  • Three essays on Indonesia's economic development 

    Author(s):Nugroho, Wisnu Setiadi
    Date Issued:2022
    Format:born digital; doctoral dissertations
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  • Three essays about substance use and addiction in economics 

    Author(s):Perry, Teresa
    Date Issued:2022
    Format:born digital; doctoral dissertations
    This dissertation includes three papers on substance use and addiction in economics. Chapter 1 explains the different theories of addiction within economics with a particular emphasis on the rational addiction model. Once ...
  • Three essays on the economic effects of combat related post-traumatic stress disorder on U.S. veterans 

    Author(s):Lee, Kelly M.
    Date Issued:2022
    Format:born digital; doctoral dissertations
    Since September 2001, approximately 2.77 million military service members have served on over 5.4 million deployments (Wenger, 2018) to Iraq and Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi ...
  • Eonomic and the Real, The: reflections on justice, methodology, and ontology in economics 

    Author(s):Teather-Posadas, Edward R.
    Date Issued:2022
    Format:born digital; doctoral dissertations
    The role of perspective is often overlooked within economics. While the scale and scope of economics has expanded greatly in the last decades, less and less time has been devoted to introspection. Yet, as economics grows, ...
  • Local economic impact of demographic change, The 

    Author(s):Landini, Austin
    Date Issued:2022
    Format:born digital; doctoral dissertations
    Little research exists exploring the relationship over time between changes in demographic concentrations and economic outcomes such as tax, spending and income. Given the speed of demographic transformation in the United ...
  • Pharmaceuticals, physicians and money 

    Author(s):Aleksanyan, Yeva
    Date Issued:2022
    Format:born digital; doctoral dissertations
    Pharmaceutical companies have contributed tremendously to improving health and quality of life. Treatments unavailable decades ago now extend lives and eliminate the need for invasive medical procedures. New cures are ...
  • Essays in the economics of care 

    Author(s):Altringer, Levi A.
    Date Issued:2022
    Format:born digital; doctoral dissertations
    The Build Back Better legislation (H.R. 5376) currently being debated in Congress represents the first major attempt to build a care infrastructure that heavily invests in children and families, recognizing the value of ...
  • Socioeconomics of modern-day migration within the United States: determinants and economic implications across race and ethnicity 

    Author(s):Duca, Bryanna
    Date Issued:2022
    Format:born digital; doctoral dissertations
    There have been, and continue to be, inequalities based on race, ethnicity, and gender. This dissertation explores the racial and ethnic gaps in internal migration within the U.S. in addition to wage outcomes as a result ...
  • Three essays on regional economic development 

    Author(s):Deming, Kristopher
    Date Issued:2022
    Format:born digital; doctoral dissertations
    This dissertation explores factors that contribute to regional economic growth. The first two chapters focus on one of the key drivers of regional economic growth: entrepreneurship. In the first two chapters I examine how ...
  • Three essays on labor, gender and development 

    Author(s):Sedai, Ashish Kumar
    Date Issued:2022
    Format:born digital; doctoral dissertations
    In my PhD dissertation, I write three research essays on labor, gender and development in India. These essays are based on applied economic research and use longitudinal data estimation techniques. These essays relate to ...
  • Three essays in feminist economics: empirical & historical applications 

    Author(s):Small, Sarah F.
    Date Issued:2022
    Format:born digital; doctoral dissertations
    This dissertation includes three essays in feminist economics. The first two are quantitative empirical studies, which study the interactions between paid work, allocations of housework, and intrahousehold power dynamics. ...
  • Merger and innovation: the case of the oil and gas industry 

    Author(s):Anindhito, Rezki
    Date Issued:2010
    Format:doctoral dissertations
    Many studies in the late 1990’s concerning the internet and information technology industries show that innovation is the main reasons for company mergers. This dissertation attempts to explain whether merger activities ...
  • Harnessing trade for structural transformation in sub-Saharan Africa: monitoring exports, South-South trade and commodity price volatility 

    Author(s):Hagan, Maame Ayegua
    Date Issued:2021
    Format:born digital; doctoral dissertations
    This dissertation consists of three main empirical papers that lie at the intersection of international trade and (under) development. In particular, motivated by the proposition that structural change in sub-Saharan Africa ...
  • Essays on sustainable development: renewable energy, regional growth, environment, and welfare 

    Author(s):Jeon, Hwayoung
    Date Issued:2021
    Format:born digital; doctoral dissertations
    Given the growing concerns about the consequences of climate change, development of renewable energy has attracted significant attention as a creditable alternative to fossil fuels. As a result, renewable energy has ...
  • Foreign direct investment in developing countries: productivity growth, dual economies, and location determinants 

    Author(s):Ohakim, John
    Date Issued:2021
    Format:born digital; doctoral dissertations
    This study revisits the role of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in developing countries along two dimensions. First, we empirically analyze the impact of FDI on productivity growth in 30 developing countries for the period ...
  • Modeling tax competition in developing countries: a theoretical and empirical analysis 

    Author(s):Nguyen, Hiep Quang
    Date Issued:2021
    Format:born digital; doctoral dissertations
    While much attention has been paid in the literature to tax competition in developed countries, little research has focused on tax competition among developing countries. These two groups of countries are very different, ...
  • Three essays on U.S. foreign assistance spending and U.S. politico-military integration 

    Author(s):McCarthy, Christopher David
    Date Issued:2021
    Format:born digital; doctoral dissertations
    Simulations show that recipient nations are directly impacted by U.S. foreign assistance spending (in the form of U.S. economic and military aid) in a manner similar to transfer payments, spurring growth, and easing liquidity ...
  • Three essays on the effect of domestic inequality and global inequality on economic growth 

    Author(s):Barasi, Fathalla
    Date Issued:2021
    Format:born digital; doctoral dissertations
    In the preface to his Principles of Political Economy and Taxation (1817; 1951, p. 5), David Ricardo wrote that the determination of laws of distribution is the principal problem in Political Economy. One of the political ...
  • Broken promise of mobility, The: higher education's funding impact on poverty and college debt 

    Author(s):Singleton, John
    Date Issued:2021
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    Following findings of increased poverty over time among Coloradans with college experience, I estimate the impact of Higher Education spending on poverty and debt outcomes for groups of individuals who have completed at ...

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