Recent Ph.D. Dissertations
"An Exploration of the Determinants of Systematic Risk and Financial Crisis" (adviser Wayne Gray)
"Exploring the Linkages between the Markets for Housing and Education" (adviser John Brown)
Gbetonmasse Blaise Somasse
"Essays on the Relationships between Education Policies, Achievement, Labor Market Outcomes, and Inequality" (adviser Wayne Gray)
Mariko Gayani Tilakaratne Wijekoon
"The Demand for Food and Nutrients in Sri Lanka"
Belkis Johnanna Cerrato Caceres
"Analyzing the Food Environment's Impact in Neighboring Communities" (adviser Jacqueline Geoghegan)
"An Exploration of the Relationship Between Private and Public Finance at the International, Regional, and Local Level" (adviser Wayne Gray)
"Health Insurance, Women Empowerment and Child Mortality in Ghana" (adviser Wayne Gray)
"Environmental Regulation and Plant's Behavior" (adviser Wayne Gray)
Christa Michelle Marr
"Exploring Income Inequality in the United States through Redistribution Preferences, Intergenerational Mobility, and Political Polarization" (adviser Wayne Gray)
"The Impact of Workplace Safety on Occupational Choices and Wages" (adviser Wayne Gray)
Michael D. McKay
"Maternal Bargaining Power and Safety Nets: Impacts on Consumption and Childhood Health" (adviser Wayne Gray)
"Environmental Regulation, Pollution Abatement and Productivity: A Frontier Analysis" (adviser Wayne Gray)
Samuel Kofi Ampaabeng
"Three Essays on the Determinants of Educational Achievement" (Chih Ming Tan)
Alemseged Gebreamlak Lemma
"Productivity and Turnover of the Private and Public Firms in the Ethiopian Manufacturing Sector" (adviser Wayne Gray)
Daniel Jonathan Martin
"Studies in Macro Labor Markets: Flows, Stability, Search and Matching" (adviser John Brown)
"Measuring Urban Amenities and Disamenities in U. S. Cities - A Discrete-Choice Approach" (adviser Junfu Zhang)
"Essays on Racial Residential Segregation, Suburbanization and Black Unemployment" (adviser Junfu Zhang)
Michael Richard Johnson
" Two Essays on Free and Open Source Software" (adviser Sang Hoo Bae)
"The Relationship Between Trade and the Environment and Their Impacts on Productivity: Evidence from the U.S. and China" (adviser Wayne Gray)
"What Creates a Successful Entrepreneur? Study of Determinants of Entrepreneurial Survival and Success" (adviser Wayne Gray)
"Commuting, National Border Effects, and Regional Differences in the European Union" (adviser Wayne Gray)
Nkechi Srodah Onuoha Owoo
"Causes and Consequences of Fertility in the U.S. and Ghana: A Spatial Econometric Approach" (adviser Amy Ickowitz)
"English-Language Proficiency's Effects on Earnings and Employment of Foreign-Born Immigrants in the United States" (adviser Wayne Gray)
"Labor Market Efficiency in West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU)" (adviser Wayne Gray)
Soumendra Nath Banerjee
"Environmental Regulation and Economic Performance in U.S. Manufacturing: Industries, Firms, and Plants" (adviser Wayne Gray)
"Environmental Regulation and Economic Performance in the U.S. Manufacturing: Industries, Firms, and Plants"
"Labor Market Efficiency in West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU)"
"Effects of International Alliances on Air Traffic: A Case Study of US and International Carriers"
Allison Shwachman Kaminaga
"An Empirical Analysis of Social Interactions: Implications for HIV and Domestic Violence Prevention Programs in Rural Malawi"
"Discrimination and Affirmative Action" case of Labor Market in India"
"OSHA Regulation: Worker Participation, Plant Compliance, and Productivity"
"Reassessing the Benefits of Education: Three Papers on the Effects of Education in Ghana"
"Foreclosures and Housing Prices in a Heterogeneous Housing Market: Spatial Externalities, Crowding-in and Filtering Effects over the Short-and Long-run"
"Theoretical and Empirical Studies on Bundling Incentives for US Cable Companies"
"Three Essays in the Economics of Suburban Water Demand: A Spatial Panel Data Analysis of Residential Outdoor Water Demand"
"Labor Force Participation, Earnings, and Occupational Distribution of Asian and Hispanic Married Female Immigrants"
"Educational Attainment: A Comparative Analysis of Asians vs. Traditional Minorities"
"A Study of Spillovers of Returns and Volatilities and Associated Asymmetries in the Estonian Stock Market"
"Essays on Affordable Housing and Regional Economic Growth"
"Exchange Rate Pass-Through and the Monetary Regime in Developing Countries and Emerging Economies: is there a Link?"
"The Gold Mine Model of Economic Development: Labor Sorting, Wage Gradients and Housing Prices"
Sutanuka Dev Roy
"Unemployment and Wage Rigidity in the European Monetary Union: An Imperical Investigation"
"The Paradox of External Debt: Lessons from Two Decades of Debt Relief"
"The Dimensions of the Sri Lankan Dual Labor Market"
"Corruption: Its Consequences, Causes and Persistence"
"What do Nurses Unions do? Implications for RN wages, the Patient Care Environment, and Patient Outcomes"
"A Game-theoretic Approach to Mass Killing and War"
"Inter-district choice in the State of Massachusetts"
"Transboundary Pollution Spill-ins and Local Regulatory Response"
"Three Essays Analyzing Internet Markets"
"Equivocal Enforcement: Regulatory Contests in OSHA"
"Strategic Interaction Among Local Governments: A Spatial Analysis of Spillover of Public Goods"
"Revealing Agency Preferences: The Case of OSHA"
"An Analysis of Macroeconomic Fluctuations for a Small Open Oil-based Economy: The Case of Saudi Arabia"
"Demand for International Reserves of Oil Exporting Countries"
"Measuring the Peace Dividend: Evidence from Developing Economies"
"Exit and Voice: An Analysis of Direct Participation in a Tiebout Framework"
"Budget Deficit and Debt Accumulation: An Empirical Test of Two Theories"
"The UN Security Council Veto: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis"
"Efficiency of Representative Democracy: A Comparative Study of Two Competing Models"
"Does Inflation Targeting Matter? An Analysis of the European Central Bank Common Monetary Policy"
"Essays in Applied Spatial Economics"
"A Spatially-Explicit, Individual-Based Economic Model of Wetlands Losses in Urban and Rural Areas of Mississippi from 1982-1992"
"The Impact of Health Insurance on the Determinants of Medical Expenditures in the United States from 1987 to 1996"
"Research and Development, Real Interest Rate, and Technological Growth"
"Two Essays on Public Sector Economics"
"Long-run Analysis of the Impact of EPA and OSHA Regulation on Manufacturing Productivity"
"Internalizing Pollution Externalities through Out-Migration"
"Estimating the Optimal Size of Government in the Context of Endogenous Growth Model"
"Economic Growth and the Environment: An Examination of Indian Data"
George Andrew Riley
"Technology, High Technology, and Interstate Earnings Inequality"
Robert Thomas Jones
"Can Migration Lead to the de facto Merging of Rich and Poor Communities: A Special Application to the Provision of Medicaid"
"Impact of Air and Water Pollution on Housing Prices: A Spatial Hedonic Analysis for the Pulp and Paper Industry"
"Fiscally Induced Migration in the European Union"
"Determinants of Consumption in the Long-Run and Short-Run: A Critical Analysis of the Implications of Permanent Income Hypothesis"
"Impact of Exchange Rate Change in a Spatial Model of Differentiated Goods"
Elizabeth Pitney Seidler
"A Comparison of Access to Health Care for the Black and White Populations in the United States Over the Past Twenty-five Years"
"The Austro-Hungarian Empire as an Optimal Currency Area"
"Pollution in a Spatial Model"
"Land-Use Change, Deforestation, and Peasant Farm Systems; A Case Study of Mexicoâ€™s Southern Yucatan Peninsular Region"
"Environmental Awareness, Inequities, and Justice"
Shengjun (Steve) Guo
"The Influence of OSHA Inspectorsâ€™ Detection Capabilities on OSHA Effectiveness: Evidence from a Panel Data 1979-1985"
Mohua (Datta) Ghosh
"Rivalry in Business and among Nations: Applications to the Price Structure in the US Telecom Industry and Defense Spending in India and Pakistan"
"An Empirical Investigation in the Asymmetric Impact of Federal Reserve Policy on the Industrial Sector at the Disaggregated Level"
"Interest Rate Spreads and the Business Cycle: Role of Liquidity and Uncertainty"
"Two Essays on Spatial Competition"
"The Impact of Debt-Management Policies on the Treasury Yield Curve"
"An Empirical Investigation of EPA Effectiveness: Enforcement and Compliance in the Pulp and Paper Industry"
'Loan Sales: An Empirical Investigation of the Competition Hypothesis"
"The Effect of Firm Count on the Extent of Vertical Integration: An Empirical Investigation of the Inorganic Chemical Industry"
"Food Security: Economics of Famine Food Aid and Market Integration in Ethiopia"
"Child Health and the Utilization of Primary Health Services in Tanzania"
"Impact of High Technology on Economic Growth"
"Capitalism of Fiscal Differences & Willingness to Pay: An Empirical Study Using Hedonic Price Mechanism"
"Computer Modeling in Economics"
"A Dominant Incentive Mechanism for the Provision of Local Public Goods"
"Speculative Attacks, Credibility, and Exchange Rate Uncertainty, Some Evidence from the European Monetary System: 1992-1993"
"The Impact of a Solid Waste Disposal Charge on Packaging: An Econometric Model"
"Steady-State Convergence and the Role of Public Capital Across U.S. States"
"Trade Policy with Endogenous Quality"
"The Effects of Devaluation on Output in Developing Countries"
"An Empirical Analysis of Uncertainty and Investment During the Great Depression"
"Meeting Future Demands for Elderly Housing: A Suggested Approach"
Georgios M. Dairis
"Import Penetration in Oligopolistic Markets"
What Determines the Size of the Local Public Sector? Leviathan versus the Median Voter"
"Sectoral Effects of Real Exchange Rate Uncertainty on Trade: A Case Study of the Greek Trade Flows"
"The Spatial Competition under Fear of Undercutting: A New Variant of Conjectural Behavior"
"Determinants of Intra-Industry Trade: An Analysis of U.S.-Canadian Trade Flows"
"An Intertemporal Approach to the Current Account: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis of the Case of Cyprus"
"Compensating Wage Differentials for Health Risks"
"A New Approach to Evaluate Risks to Life: A Case Study of End-Stage Renal Disease"
"Commodity Bundling in Duopoly Markets"
"A General Equilibrium Approach to the Analysis of the Short-run Effects of Tariff Restructuring and Foreign Exchange Rate Devaluation in the Philippines"
"Efficiency Gains through Privatization: An Empirical Analysis of the U.K. Experience"
"The Effects of Group Behavior on Philanthropic Contributions: An Empirical Test of the Theory of Reciprocity"
"The Role of the Agricultural Sector in the Economic Development of Pakistan: Inter-Sectoral Resource Flows and Growth Linkages (1972-81)"
Peter Damian Lena
"Export Earnings Instability and its Impact on Domestic Investment and Economic Growth: A Case Study of Twenty-Three Countries in the Asian Region, 1971-1986"
"The Determination of the Optimal Number of Firms in an Industry within the Contestable Market Paradigm"
"Determinants of Crop Acreage and Sales in Zambia: Econometric Estimates and Policy"
Eung Jin Kim
"The Selection of a Framework for Intermediate Monetary Policy Targets in a Changing Financial Environment"
Tomas de los Santos
"The Distributive Impact of Inflation through Price, Income and Employment Effects: A Case Study of Mexico"
"The Channels of Italian Monetary Policy 1970-1987: A VAR Analysis"
"Industrial Diversification and Manufacturing Employment Stability: A Study of the State of Connecticut"
"A Macroeconomic Model for the Egyptian Economy Specification, Estimation and Simulation under Alternative Principles of Economic Regulations"
"Modeling the Role of Natural Resources in the Economy: An Extended Materials-Balance Approach"
"A Policy Planning Model for Guatemala"
"The External Factor of Retirement: An Empirical Study"
"A Critique of Kaleckian Macroeconomics"
"The Structural and Institutional Causes of Rural-to-Urban Migration in Developing Countries: A Dynamic Analysis"
"The Competitive Performance of the U.S. Manufacturing Sector, 1967-1980"
"Externalities in Oligopolistic Markets"
"The Effect of Deregulation on Monetary Control: A Time Series Analysis"
"Shadow Prices for Project Evaluation; A World Bank Approach for Greece"
"Symmetry in Production Functions: Implications for Theory and Empirical Analysis"
"The Impact of Certificate-of-Need and Section 1122 of Social Security Act on Investment of Hospital Industry-Long Run"
"Incomes vs. Consumption Base Taxes: A Multiperiod Analysis of Equity"