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PLEASE NOTE: During the first phase of the UWSpace expansion project this community will be limited to two collections:

  1. Economics Articles (Peer-Reviewed): Publications that have been peer-reviewed.
  2. Economics Theses & Dissertations: Graduate student research required for degree completion.

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  • Skill mismatch in the labour market 

    Chen, Yu (University of Waterloo, 2016-12-02)
    This thesis contains three chapters on skill mismatch in the labour market. Chapter 1 provides a theory of ex ante skill mismatch, which we define as a situation where firms create jobs that workers search for and ...
  • The Effect of Technological Innovations on Economic Activity 

    Oystrakh, Mykhaylo (University of Waterloo, 2016-05-05)
    In this PHD dissertation, the nature of technological shocks and their effect on economic activity are examined. The first chapter is dedicated to the analysis of general purpose technologies (GPTs) and their identification ...
  • Three Empirical Essays on Job Training, Income Support Programs, and Household Debt 

    Amery, Behnoush (University of Waterloo, 2016-04-29)
    This thesis consists of three essays examining the effects of education and job-related training on promotions and wages in Germany, the effects of a reduction in Unemployment Insurance duration on the likelihood of joining ...
  • Three Essays in Labour Economics and Public Finance 

    Legree, Scott (University of Waterloo, 2016-04-27)
    This three-chapter thesis evaluates the potential for two major government policy levers to influence income inequality in Canada: the tax and transfer system, and the labour relations framework. The first two chapters are ...
  • Three Essays on Financial Modelling with Price Limits 

    Lin, Xiao Yan (University of Waterloo, 2015-10-21)
    In this thesis, a class of clustered censored distributions are proposed in various financial modelling processes. In particular, the proposed distribution can accommodate many stylized (observed) phenomena across different ...
  • The Role of Institutions on R&D, FDI, and Economic Growth 

    Zelaya, Mauricio (University of Waterloo, 2014-09-24)
    This thesis broadly consists of three essays examining the impact of institutions on firm R&D, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) activity, and economic growth. The focus of each paper is unique in its contribution. The first ...
  • Economics of Ramping Rate Restrictions at Hydro Power Plants: Balancing Profitability and Environmental Concerns 

    Niu, Shilei (University of Waterloo, 2014-08-01)
    This thesis consists of three essays on the economics of ramping rate restrictions at hydro power plants. The first essay examines the impact of ramping rate restrictions imposed on hydro operations to protect aquatic ...
  • Female Labour Supply with Time Constraints 

    Franceschi, Francesco (University of Waterloo, 2013-08-29)
    The Italian labour market seems unable to allocate a significant fraction of the working age population efficiently. The gap between the employment rate in Italy and in the other developed economies is foremost attributable ...
  • Three Papers on the Effects of Competition in Engery Markets 

    Choi, Wai Hong (University of Waterloo, 2013-08-29)
    This thesis comprises three papers examining the impact of competitive pricing or competition on participants in energy markets. The scope of each paper is narrow but focused, dealing with one particular aspect of competition ...
  • Essays in Risk Management for Crude Oil Markets 

    Al Mansour, Abdullah (University of Waterloo, 2012-10-22)
    This thesis consists of three essays on risk management in crude oil markets. In the first essay, the valuation of an oil sands project is studied using real options approach. Oil sands production consumes substantial ...
  • Time Allocation and the Weather 

    Shi, Jingye (University of Waterloo, 2012-07-31)
    The overriding theme of my dissertation is the use of short-term weather fluctuations to study how people allocate their time across activities. In Chapter 1, a theoretical model is developed to distinguish malfeasant from ...
  • Three Chapters on the Labour Market Assimilation of Canada's Immigrant Population 

    Su, Mingcui (University of Waterloo, 2010-12-03)
    The three chapters of my dissertation examine immigrant assimilation in the Canadian labour market. Through three levels of analysis, which are distinguished by the sample restrictions that are employed, I investigate ...
  • Modelling the dynamics of commodity prices for investment decisions under uncertainty 

    Chen, Shan (University of Waterloo, 2010-09-27)
    This thesis consists of three essays on commodity-linked investment decisions under uncertainty. Specifically, the first essay investigates whether a regime switching model of stochastic lumber prices is a better model for ...
  • Essays on Innovation, Patents, and Econometrics 

    Entezarkheir, Mahdiyeh (University of Waterloo, 2010-08-03)
    This thesis investigates the impact of fragmentation in the ownership of complementary patents or patent thickets on firms' market value. This question is motivated by the increase in the patent ownership fragmentation ...

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