This is the collection for the University of Waterloo's Department of Economics .

Research outputs are organized by type (eg. Master Thesis, Article, Conference Paper).

Waterloo faculty, students, and staff can contact us or visit the UWSpace guide to learn more about depositing their research.

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  • The Relative Performance of International Students and Their Academic Program Choices 

    Chen, Zong Jia (University of Waterloo, 2021-01-18)
    Canada is increasingly looking to international students as a source of postsecondary tuition revenues and new immigrants. In Chapter 1, we examine the relative course grades of international undergraduate students in an ...
  • On Functional Data Analysis: Methodologies and Applications 

    Tian, Renfang (University of Waterloo, 2020-05-04)
    In economic analyses, the variables of interest are often functions defined on continua such as time or space, though we may only have access to discrete observations -- such type of variables are said to be ``functional'' ...
  • Essays in Wealth Effect, Family Structure, and Female Labour Supply 

    Pan, Yazhuo (University of Waterloo, 2020-04-27)
    This thesis consists of three self-contained essays evaluating topics in family structure, household wealth, and married women's labour decisions using Canadian data. The twentieth century has seen significant changes ...
  • The Economics of Water Conservation Regulations in Mining: An Application to Alberta's Lower Athabasca River Region 

    Huang, Yichun (University of Waterloo, 2020-04-21)
    Large demands for water by the mining industry are of increasing concern around the world and access to water is seen as a significant constraint on future mine development. Citizens, environmental groups and other ...
  • Three Essays In Policy Evaluation 

    Arcila, Andres (University of Waterloo, 2020-04-20)
    This thesis consists of three chapters that study the effect of public policy on several economic and environmental outcomes. In the first chapter, we investigate the effect of a change in tax policy affecting cars on car ...
  • The Economics of Waste Clean-Up from Resource Extraction Projects: Environmental Bonds versus Strict Liability 

    Aghakazemjourabbaf, Sara (University of Waterloo, 2019-01-08)
    This thesis contains three essays spanning the fields of environmental economics and investment in a non-renewable resource under uncertainty. All essays relate to the analysis of the clean-up of hazardous waste resulting ...
  • The housing market impacts of wastewater injection induced seismicity risk 

    Ferreira, Susana; Liu, Haiyan; Brewer, Brady (Elsevier, 2018-11-01)
    Using data from a county severely affected by the increased seismicity associated with injection wells since 2009 in Oklahoma, we recover hedonic estimates of property value impacts from nearby shale oil and gas development ...
  • Commodity Prices, Stock Prices and Economic Activity in a Small Open Economy 

    McLeod, Shernette (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-10)
    This thesis is comprised of three papers which jointly examine the role of commodity prices as well as other asset prices in influencing the evolution of economic activity in a small-open economy (SOE). Using Canada as the ...
  • Empirical Essays in Water and Electricity Use 

    memartoluie, ghazal (University of Waterloo, 2018-04-30)
    This thesis consists of three self-contained essays evaluating the impacts of educational attainment and average income at the community level on water consumption, the effects of different sources of energy on wholesale ...
  • The Labour Market Integration of Immigration and Their Role on Innovation 

    张, 珏 (University of Waterloo, 2017-12-20)
    This thesis contains three chapters evaluating the role of labour market skills in determining immigrants' labour market integration and Canada's innovation rate. In Chapter 1, I estimate how the impact of entry economic ...
  • Three Essays on the Economics of Innovation as Adaptation to Climate Change 

    Li, Hongxiu (University of Waterloo, 2017-12-11)
    This thesis consists of three chapters on technological innovation as adaptation to climate change. The first chapter adopts a non-cooperative game theory model to investigate the relationship between adaptation technology ...
  • Essays in Earnings, Academic Productivity, and School Competition 

    gao, hang (University of Waterloo, 2017-08-31)
    This thesis consists of three self-contained essays evaluating current issues in earnings, academic productivity, and school competition. The first chapter, coauthored with Anindya Sen, looks at returns to post-secondary ...
  • Essays in Consumer Debt, Personal Saving Rate, and Household Insolvency in Canada 

    Ghaziaskar, Mohamad (University of Waterloo, 2017-01-24)
    This thesis consists of three essays attempting to determine the key determinants of spending-saving behaviour and financial stability of Canadian households from both micro and macro economics. In the first chapter, we ...
  • 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 ...

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