Three Essays on International and Development Economics 2019-06-10T01:39:47Z (GMT) by JIAYI WANG This thesis studies three topics in international and development economics: how trade barriers or trade openness affects innovation activities, how demographics affect a country’s current account position, and how financial market development influences cross country capital flows.
This dissertation focuses on the financial markets including stock markets, commodity futures and options markets. Chapter 2 studies the trading activity in commodity futures and options markets. Little is known about trading activity in commodity options market. We study the information content of commodity futures and options trading volume. Time-series tests indicate that futures contracts.
All students are expected to write three essays or equivalent pieces of written work. Indicative reading. Naomi Lamoreaux and Kenneth Sokoloff eds., Financing Innovation in the United States, 1870 to the Present (MIT Press, 2007); Joel Mokyr, The Gifts of Athena: Historical Origins of the Knowledge Economy, (Princeton University Press, 2002.
The third essay examines the determinants of analyst target price disagreement. I find that while disagreement in short-term earnings and in long-term earnings growth forecasts are significant determinants, recent 12-month idiosyncratic return volatility has the strongest explanatory power for target price disagreement.
Three Essays on Strategic Human Resource Management by Xiaoyu Huang. (HPWS) relate to innovation and financial performance of organizations. The contingency perspective suggests that such change constitutes beneficial flexibility because changes in aspects of HPWS are required to attain dynamic fit. By contrast, the universalistic.
Description This dissertation consists of three essays that examine the effects of emerging technologies in accounting. The first essay examines whether firms abuse XBRL extension elements to increase the complexity of their mandatory filings in interactive data format.. and more readable financial reports. The third essay introduces robotic.
This thesis examines three key aspects of strategic human resource management (HRM). Chapter 1 uses an eight-year longitudinal survey to investigate how patterns of change in high-performance work systems (HPWS) relate to innovation and financial performance of organizations.
Three Essays on Financial Markets by Lu Zhang A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Finance Faculty of Business. technological innovation and creative destruction during the 1920s and the 1930s, one of the.
Three essays on financial development and economic growth. (Pilhyun Kim) -- Abstract: The primary part of my dissertation investigates the potential effects of financial sector development on economic growth.. Also, I examine empirically whether financial development has any effect on the rate of technological innovation using patent.
This study estimates top 3.8% as the turning point defining which organizations attain outstanding performance and show the positive relationship between performance and innovation adoption. In Chapter III, develop a theoretical framework for predicting and explaining active representation in bureaucracy and test two hypotheses from the framework to test its validity.
Abstract. This thesis consists of three essays examining different aspects relevant to the banking sectors of developing economies. The first two essays focus on Emerging Europe a region with one of the highest foreign bank presence in the world - to study the impact of foreign bank ownership and bank organizational structure on the cost of financial intermediation and terms of loan contracts.