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  • Feng, Xue (2015-11-09)
    Strong relationships and networks prevail in the venture capital (VC) industry and are crucial to the success of VC firms and their start-up companies. There are at least two kinds of networks among venture capitalists, ...

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  • Orihara, Masanori (2015-12-01)
    We address three topics on the relationship between taxation and corporate decision-making. A feature of our study is that we use natural experiments in Japan for identification as well as unique data sets of Japanese ...

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  • Sogo, Takeharu (2015-11-23)
    This dissertation consists of three essays. The first essay is joint work with Dan Bernhardt. We endogenize entry to a security-bid auction, where participation is costly, and bidders must decide given their private ...

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  • Godwin-Jones, Luke Arthur (2015-10-13)
    This dissertation examines a number of issues that arise in U.S. Congressional elections. In the first chapter, I look at the source congressional campaign contributions. I show that the source of a campaign contribution ...

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  • Cheng, Tzu-Chang (2015-07-16)
    This dissertation consists of three independent essays on applied econometrics. The first chapter extends the model averaging estimator (Hansen, 2007) to the time series scenario. To this end, I propose a Mallows model ...

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