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    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...


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