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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(2017-12-05)This dissertation consists of three essays. The first essay looks at the impact of biomass burning on health. It exploits variation in sugarcane burning in Brazil to identify the effect of pollution from biomass burning ...
(2017-12-05)The first two chapters are on the funding challenges and the value of infrastructure to households and firms. Chapter 1 is titled “Do State Governments Defer Highway Maintenance Expenditures?”. Deferring maintenance ...
(2017-10-31)This thesis discusses the long-run effects of exposure to shocks in developing economies in Latin America. Chapters 1 and 2 focus on the effects of exposure to violence in the context of the Peruvian armed conflict occurred ...
(2017-05-19)This thesis presents three essays in the field of empirical industrial organiza- tion, with a particular focus on the retailer market for liquor in Iowa. This work is divided into three chapters, with each focusing on a ...
(2017-07-10)This dissertation consists of three chapters. The first chapter, titled “Response to Earthquake Fault Zoning in California” exploits changes in earthquake fault zones in California to provide evidence of capitalization of ...