Recent Submissions

  • Financial frictions, labour markets, and the macroeconomy 

    Moertel, Julia Stefanie (The University of Edinburgh, 2020-11-30)
    In the first chapter, we use detailed Danish micro-data and study how a credit-driven boom in consumer demand affects firm dynamics. We exploit the introduction of interest-only mortgages in 2003 to establish a structural ...
  • Essays on the selection and design of information structures 

    Ferguson, Sean (The University of Edinburgh, 2021-07-31)
    This thesis consists of three chapters, each of which is a self-contained analysis of a distinct theoretical setting. The chapters are linked by the overarching theme of choices about information structures. In each, I ...
  • Essays on collective bargaining, wage inequality and firm dynamics 

    Briskar, Juraj (The University of Edinburgh, 2021-07-31)
    In this thesis I study collective bargaining, wage inequality, firm dynamics and the ways in which they interact. In the first chapter I investigate the extent to which wages vary across different industries after ...
  • Role of uncertainty, stress and failure in dietary and economic decision making 

    Vitt, Nicolai (The University of Edinburgh, 2021-07-31)
    This thesis studies how economic circumstances and psychological factors in the decision environment affect individuals’ behaviours and choices, particularly in the context of dietary and economic decisions. Using both ...
  • Essays on dynamic procurement 

    Laugwitz, Justus Michael (The University of Edinburgh, 2020-07-15)
    This thesis studies the impact of uncertainty and its sequential resolution on the design of procurement mechanisms and, in particular, auctions. Procurement contracts constitute a considerable fraction of output in ...
  • Essays on heterogeneity over the business cycle 

    Forshaw, Rachel Joy (The University of Edinburgh, 2020-08-06)
    The three chapters of this PhD thesis look at how heterogeneity and business cycles interact. The first chapter features heterogeneity in the form of multidimentional tasks in occupations, and the composition of job-to-job ...
  • Economics of contests: theory and evidence 

    Trevisan, Francesco (The University of Edinburgh, 2020-08-06)
    This thesis consists of three chapters devoted to the study of the economics of contests. Each chapter can be read independently. A special attention is placed on teams’ behaviour and team-incentive schemes. These questions ...
  • Economics of fertility: repercussions and alterations 

    Robertson, Josephine (The University of Edinburgh, 2009)
    There are significant economic implications of an ageing population and in developed societies the main cause is the decline in fertility rates. The economic theory of fertility provides an understanding of the demand ...
  • Risk and cost optimised condition monitoring system design for marine renewable energy 

    Kenny, Calum Jethro (The University of Edinburgh, 2020-07-03)
    Marine Renewable Energy (MRE) has significant potential to contribute to global energy security and sustainability. However, the high initial Levelised Cost Of Energy (LCOE) of MRE, as well as issues with survivability ...
  • Economics and stuff 

    Kerr, Steven (The University of Edinburgh, 2019-11-29)
    This thesis consists of four self-contained works that are organised by chapter. They are arranged roughly in the chronological order that I worked on them. I provide a short abstract for each below. Chapter 1: The dating ...
  • Wage inequality in the global economy 

    Schröder, Sarah (The University of Edinburgh, 2019-11-29)
    This thesis is devoted to understanding the driving forces of growing wage inequality across and within countries. My research aims to empirically assess and to find theoretical justifications for two features of wage ...
  • Can behavioural economics make us healthier and more ethical? 

    Vecchi, Martina (The University of Edinburgh, 2019-11-29)
    This thesis discusses potential motivations behind unhealthy or unethical behaviour. With the experimental method and drawing on insights from behavioural economics, it identifies features of the decision making process ...
  • Empirical studies in behavioral and development economics 

    Eigner, Johannes Franz (The University of Edinburgh, 2019-07-10)
    The chapters of this thesis comprise three separate studies on topics in behavioral and development economics. The first chapter discusses the impact of advantageous and disadvantageous income inequality on self-reported ...
  • Essays on behavioural economics and household finance 

    Sulka, Tomasz (The University of Edinburgh, 2019-07-10)
    This thesis studies the impact of behavioural biases and limited cognition in the domain of household finance, in particular financial preparation for retirement. A special focus is placed on the resulting implications ...
  • Skills, tasks and mismatch: three essays in empirical microeconomics 

    Bizopoulou, Aspasia (The University of Edinburgh, 2019-04-29)
    This PhD dissertation examines the role of job tasks as a means to explaining wage inequality in the labour market. In the first chapter I study whether we can improve our understanding of labour market mismatch and its ...
  • Value and price: a critical analysis of the "transformation problem” 

    Moreno, Julio Fernando Goicoechea (The University of Edinburgh, 1979)
    Von Bortkiewicz commences his analysis of Marx with an assertion, viz., that there is a quantitative disagreement between value and price of production, or granting an approximate exactness, a quantitative disagreement ...
  • A comparative study of income taxes in Britain, Egypt and France 

    Hassan, Abdel-Razek Mohamed (The University of Edinburgh, 1952)
    This study is an investigation of the role of income taxation since its first imposition as a temporary measure till it "became a reformative tool for social ends
  • Fractures of the femur 

    Vaudrey, Edmund (The University of Edinburgh, 1888)
  • A comparative study of the economics of the woollen industry of Scotland and the Panjab 

    Sirajuddin, Jamila Mary (The University of Edinburgh, 1927)
    The subject of this Thesis is the comparison of economic conditions prevailing in the woollen Industry in Scotland and the Panjab. the cottage industry has been dealt with in greater detail throughout the Thesis, as ...
  • The relative influence of money and credit of general prices 

    Ryan, John (The University of Edinburgh, 1922)
    It will be seen from the fore-going pages that, in our opinion, general prices are determined by the ratio existing between the total supply of money end credit and the volume of exchanges to be performed. But money end ...

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