Dept. of Economics
Over the years, the Department of Economics has produced 821 Ph.D.’s and countless undergraduate and Master’s students. The Department’s Centennial in 1995 is a time for the Department to celebrate its past and look forward to its future. As it moves into its second one hundred years, the Department enjoys status as a top twenty-five economics department, as determined by the Gourman Report ranking of graduate departments. Five of its faculty serve as editors or co-editors of economics journals, one was elected Fellow of the Econometrics Society, and several have been recognized by the campus as among its best instructors. The Department is well positioned for its second hundred years.
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(2017-03-17)This dissertation concentrates on land use, both urban and rural, in United States. First, I focus on land conservation and study how state fiscal incentives can affect private land conservation on the eastern region of ...
(2016-12-01)This thesis contains two research areas including political advertising in presidential elections and legislating in the Congress. In the first chapter, we focus on political advertising, and the following two chapters ...
(2016-05-17)This dissertation contains three chapters that study education decisions in Colombia. Below are the individual abstracts for each chapter. Chapter 1: Information Policies and Higher Education Choices: Experimental Evidence ...
(2016-07-11)We examine the sustainability of fiscal policy in terms of linearity vs. non-linearity of fiscal reaction function, and especially the semi-parametric approaches are employed. Moreover, the threshold of fiscal policy regime ...
(2016-07-14)In Chapter 1, the relationship between condominium price and the collective action problem associated with condominium reconstructions in Japan is discussed. Condominium reconstruction involves a difficult collective ...