Economics - Theses
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Decision-making under pressure: a study of tennis professionals
This thesis examines the effect of pressure on a sample of highly-trained individuals in a simple strategic setting. By modelling the strategic interaction between servers and receivers in professional tennis matches, ...
Beliefs and learning in the laboratory: essays in experimental economics
This thesis uses economic experiments to contribute to the literature on belief elicitation and learning. Belief elicitation helps researchers disentangle the ways that preferences and beliefs jointly govern the decision-making ...
Monte Carlo methods for pricing early-exercise financial derivatives
Pricing and hedging early-exercise financial derivatives has long been a challenging problem for both industrial practitioners and academic researchers. Especially, when the driving dynamics are of path-dependence and high ...
Sports behaving badly: an economic study of momentum
This thesis studies momentum and the behavioral implications of leading and lagging in multi-stage tournaments. More specifically, it tests the predicted outcomes of best-of-k tournaments using two contrasting theories of ...
When do trade networks matter in aggregate?: Essays in international trade
This thesis studies the informational effects of trade networks from an aggregated viewpoint. A recent literature shows that an enhanced trade network can allow a firm to lower informational frictions, leading to significant ...
Essays on financial literacy and decision-making
This thesis consists of three essays on financial literacy and financial decision-making. Chapter 2 investigates how financial sophistication affects (i) the average active superannuation investment allocation and (ii) the ...
Essays in network economics
This thesis examines three topics in network economics. Chapter 2 is motivated by the fact that many countries adopt ad hoc industrial policies without evaluating their overall impacts. This is particularly problematic ...
Copula models of serial dependence with applications to economic and financial time series forecasting
Almost all existing copula models use copula functions to capture cross-sectional dependence. Instead, this thesis explores using copula functions to capture serial dependence. The advantage of doing this, is that the ...
The distribution of the discounted claims under renewal sums
Amounts paid at random times occur in many financial models. This thesis studies the renewal sum of the discounted value of amounts paid over a finite or infinite time period, assuming that amounts are paid at renewal ...
Studies in business cycles and macroeconomics
This thesis comprises three self-contained chapters. Each chapter is linked through the common motivation of understanding fluctuations in aggregate economic activity. Sectors with higher separation rates have a larger ...