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    • 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 ...
    • Indian foreign trade 1900-1931 and its economic background 

      Raghaviah, W. B. (The University of Edinburgh, 1937)
      An attempt has been made here, to study the Foreign Trade of India during the period 1900-1931. The Foreign Trade of a country is the sale and purchase of goods, by individuals in a country to and from those outside it. ...
    • Intertemporal decision-making and loss aversion 

      Qiao, Xiao (The University of Edinburgh, 2008)
      This thesis is devoted to a novel approach to intertemporal decision-making. Specifically, it applies the reference-dependent model to intertemporal choices and shows that one can model intertemporal choice even without ...
    • Contribution of university-industry linkages (UILs) to tourism clusters: multiple-case studies in Thailand 

      Parsunpangsri, Siriluk (The University of Edinburgh, 2013)
      This research develops a theoretical framework explaining how University -Industry Linkages (UILs) affect the performance of tourism clusters in Thailand. Significant external and internal factors affecting Thai tourism ...
    • The double dividend: revenue neutral environmental tax reform and income distribution 

      Park, Andy; Park, Andrew (The University of Edinburgh, 2001)
      The concept of revenue neutral environmental tax reform has been around since the early 1970's when the concept of taxing an economic 'bad', e.g., pollution, and using the revenue raised to reduce distortionary taxation ...