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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An empirical study of global corporate social responsibility reporting regulation and practice over 2000-2015 period (2018-07-12)This dissertation is motivated by an observation of a global steep increasing trend in corporate social responsibility (CSR) reporting regulation since year 2000. By 2015, world top 63 economies have instituted 345 CSR ...
(2018-07-05)The first paper presents a general equilibrium framework to quantify the welfare impact of firm level shocks in the home country and abroad. We take our framework to data using sectoral level and firm level data from ...
(2018-07-13)This paper examines the cyclical and structural stance of fiscal policy. Firstly, to measure the stance of tax policy more accurately, this paper constructs a new tax-indicator – “discretionary tax policy index”. Secondly, ...
(2018-07-12)In chapter one, I construct a dynamic stochastic general equilibrium model of optimal default, in which the government optimally holds net debt and attachable assets. The model is novel as it allows for the possibility of ...
(2018-04-18)The first chapter shows that a key driver of stock exchanges' competition on order-processing speeds is the Order Protection Rule, which requires an exchange to route its customers' orders to other exchanges with better ...