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Three essays on the wealth effects of deferred payments in corporate takeovers
(University of St Andrews, 2015) - Thesis
In three papers, I employ parametric and nonparametric methods in order to further examine the determinants of value creation in M&A deals financed with contingent earnout payments. The first paper investigates the ...
The economic development of Jordan, 1948-1966
(University of St Andrews, 1969) - Thesis
Numerical analysis and multi-precision computational methods applied to the extant problems of Asian option pricing and simulating stable distributions and unit root densities
(University of St Andrews, 2014-12-01) - Thesis
This thesis considers new methods that exploit recent developments in computer technology to address three extant problems in the area of Finance and Econometrics. The problem of Asian option pricing has endured for the ...
Jevons, Debreu and the foundations of mathematical economics: an historical and semiotic analysis
(University of St Andrews, 1997) - Thesis
This thesis analyses whether the criticism that 20th c economic theory is too abstract, and lacking in economic meaning as a consequence of being mathematical, is justified, from a methodological perspective that is ...
ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) : how far have we come? : analysis and evidence on effects of AFTA
(University of St Andrews, 2013) - Thesis
This thesis addresses issues concerning trade effects of a particular RTA: AFTA. In the first part of the thesis, 2 different but related gravity frameworks are constructed as to evaluate the independent effects of AFTA ...
Towards the microfoundations of finance and growth
(University of St Andrews, 2007-06-20) - Thesis
We take a critical view of the standard approach to finance and growth. The mapping between the theory and empirics is shown to be poorly understood, and this is traced to deficiencies in our understanding of the microeconomics ...
Economics of entry into marriage
(University of St Andrews, 2009-06-26) - Thesis
This thesis contains three studies on the economics of entry into marriage; a life event that has been shown to have significant implications for the well-being (economic and otherwise) of men, women and their children. ...
Optimal monetary and fiscal policy in economies with multiple distortions
(University of St Andrews, 2008) - Thesis
This thesis aims to contribute towards a better understanding of the optimal coordination of monetary and fiscal policy in complex economic environments. We analyze the characteristics of optimal dynamics in an economy ...
The quest for growth in developing countries : an analysis of the effects of foreign aid on economic growth
(University of St Andrews, 2017-06-23) - Thesis
Large quantities of foreign development assistance continue to flow to many developing countries. At the same time, most of the aid-receiving countries have stagnated and become even more aid-dependent. This grim reality ...
Essays on categorical and universal welfare provision : design, optimal taxation and enforcement issues.
(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 ...