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    • The economics of trade secrets : evidence from the Economic Espionage Act 

      Searle, Nicola C. (University of St Andrews, 2010-11) - Thesis
      This thesis reports on the economic analysis of trade secrets via data collected from prosecutions under the U.S. Economic Espionage Act (EEA.) Ratified in 1996, the EEA increases protection for trade secrets by criminalizing ...
    • Empirical investigations into stock market integration and risk monitoring of the emerging Chinese stock markets 

      Chen, Xing (University of St Andrews, 2012-06-19) - Thesis
      The degree of stock market integration has important implications for cross-border portfolio diversification, for which Mainland China has become an attractive destination, particularly following the gradual opening-up ...
    • Empirical market microstructure of the FTSEurofirst index futures 

      Faciane, Kirby (University of St Andrews, 2010-05) - Thesis
      This thesis is among the first market microstructure studies of an index futures market with designated market makers in the academic literature. The purpose of this thesis is to investigate intraday patterns of key ...
    • Environment and health in Central Asia: quantifying the determinants of child survival 

      Franz, Jennifer Sue (University of St Andrews, 2007-06-20) - Thesis
      The impact of environmental degradation on well-being is largely ignored in terms of economic costs of development. Due in large part to measurement difficulties, the environment in the daily welfare of the world's poorest ...
    • Essays in competition policy, innovation and banking regulation 

      Seifert, Jacob (University of St Andrews, 2014) - Thesis
      This thesis investigates the optimal enforcement of competition policy in innovative industries and in the banking sector. Chapter 2 analyses the welfare impact of compulsory licensing in the context of unilateral refusals ...
    • Essays on cartel policy with endogenous cartel size 

      Kalb, Jonas (University of St Andrews, 2018-06-29) - Thesis
      This thesis examines the role of endogenous size processes in the stability and price setting decisions of cartels. Chapter One analyses how the stability of cartels de- pends on the level of horizontal product differentiation ...
    • Essays on categorical and universal welfare provision : design, optimal taxation and enforcement issues. 

      Slack, Sean Edward (University of St Andrews, 2016-06-24) - Thesis
      Part I comprises three chapters (2-4) that analyse the optimal combination of a universal benefit (B≥0) and categorical benefit (C≥0) for an economy where individuals differ in both their ability to work and, if able to ...
    • Essays on corruption and development issues 

      Lauw, Erven (University of St Andrews, 2015) - Thesis
      Corruption is widely considered to have adverse effects on economic development through its negative impact on the volume and quality of public investment and the efficiency of government services. Conversely, many of these ...
    • Essays on governance, public finance, and economic development 

      Okumu, Ibrahim Mike (University of St Andrews, 2014) - Thesis
      This thesis is composed of three distinct but related essays. The first essay studies the role of the size of the economy in mitigating the impact of public sector corruption on economic development. The analysis is based ...
    • Essays on housing and monetary policy 

      Nam, Min-Ho (University of St Andrews, 2013-03-19) - Thesis
      This thesis, motivated by my reflections about the failings of monetary policy implementation as a cause of the sub-prime crisis, attempts to answer the following inquiries: (i) whether interest rates have played a major ...
    • Essays on international portfolio choices and capital flows 

      Zhang, Ning (University of St Andrews, 2016) - Thesis
      The goal of this thesis is to study the international portfolio choices of countries in an asymmetric world. In practice, this corresponds to the salient facts of country portfolios and the underlying structural asymmetries ...
    • Essays on issues in climate change policy 

      Daube, Marc (University of St Andrews, 2017-06-23) - Thesis
      This thesis addresses three themes relating to climate change. The first is which types of fossil fuel to leave in the ground when they can differ in both their extraction cost and emissions rate. The analysis shows that ...
    • Essays on responsible investment, research output analyses and investment performance evaluation 

      Hoepner, Andreas G. F. (University of St Andrews, 2010) - Thesis
      This thesis includes four essays, of which each comprises two original contributions. Based on this thesis’ eight contributions, we add knowledge or understanding to the literatures on responsible investment, research ...
    • Explaining medium run swings in unemployment : shocks, monetary policy and labour market frictions 

      Rannenberg, Ansgar (University of St Andrews, 2010) - Thesis
      The literature trying to link the increase in unemployment in many western European countries since the middle of the 1970s to an increase in labour market rigidity has run into a number of problems. In particular, changes ...
    • Factors influencing export performance : the case of Saudi Arabia 

      Boodai, Bassam M. (University of St Andrews, 2001) - Thesis
      This research expands the current body of export performance research by examining the factors influencing export performance among private sector exporting firms in a developing country, namely Saudi Arabia. This study ...
    • Factors which affect the dynamics of privately-owned Chinese firms: an interdisciplinary empirical evaluation 

      Xu, Zhibin (University of St Andrews, 2007-11-30) - Thesis
      The thesis focuses on those factors which affect firm growth in the setting of the Chinese transition economy, such as size, age, entrepreneurship, resources, and environment. As regards the complexity of the business ...
    • Factors which foster the survival of long-lived small firms 

      Power, Bernadette (University of St Andrews, 2004) - Thesis
      This thesis focuses on those factors which foster the long-run survival, or continued existence, of the small firm. Using fieldwork methods, new data were gathered in face-to-face interviews with 63 owner-managers of mature ...
    • Foreign aid, economic development and the indebtedness problem, with special reference to the Sudan 

      Abuel Nour, Abuel Gasim Mohamed (University of St Andrews, 1981) - Thesis
      In the task of promoting both economic growth and development of the developing countries, both theory and development experience suggest that international co-operation in a broad sense has a vital role to play. For ...
    • Four essays in dynamic macroeconomics 

      Sun, Qi (University of St Andrews, 2010-06-25) - Thesis
      The dissertation contains essays concerning the linkages between macroeconomy and financial market or the conduct of monetary policy via DSGE modelling. The dissertation contributes to the questions of fitting macroeconomic ...
    • Four essays on UK takeovers : evidence from matching analysis 

      Adra, Samer (University of St Andrews, 2015) - Thesis
      In four empirical chapters, matching analysis is employed to estimate the effects of specific contractual and regulatory arrangements on particular deal outcomes in the UK takeover market. The first chapter highlights ...