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  • The optimal structure of incentives in the principal–agent problem under the smooth ambiguity model 

    Öztürk, Fatih (Bilkent University, 2018-07)
    We study a principal-agent problem where we model the uncertainty regarding the relationship between the level of effort and the monetary outcome using the smooth ambiguity model (Klibanoff et al., 2005). We provide ...
  • Fiscal decentralization in Turkey: an empirical assessment of the transfer rule 

    Özdemir, Begüm (Bilkent University, 2018-07)
    This thesis analyzes whether the fiscal relations between the central and local governments of Turkey can be solely explained by socio-economic and demographic factors or the regional and political positions of cities ...
  • Effectiveness of unconventional monetary policy at the zero lower bound: evidence from Japan 

    Benli, Arda (Bilkent University, 2018-06)
    In this thesis I provide new evidence on unconventional monetary policy at the zero lower bound using Japanese data. After the recent financial crisis, undesirably low levels of inflation and policy rates being stuck at ...
  • Analysis of cooperative behavior when utility is semi-transferable 

    Dede, Yasemin (Bilkent University, 2018-06)
    The primary purpose of this study is to analyze both cooperative and nonco- operative games under semitransferable utility. In game theory literature, utility seems so far to have been assumed not to be transferable at ...
  • Essays on bargaining theory 

    Özcan Tok, Elif (Bilkent University, 2018-06)
    Bargaining refers to a situation where two or more agents try to decide over how to divide a surplus generated by the economic transactions among these agents. There are two major approaches to bargaining problems: ...
  • Essays on macroeconomics 

    Karasoy Can, Hatice Gökçe (Bilkent University, 2018-06)
    This dissertation consists of four essays on macroeconomics with a special emphasis on monetary economics and corporate finance. It presents empirical evidence for the floating rate channel in monetary policy transmission, ...
  • Estimation of term premia in term structure of Turkish government bond yields 

    Yıldız, Murat Adil Can (Bilkent University, 2017-10)
    In this thesis, the Turkish Treasury yield curve is estimated by the Nelson-Siegel- Svensson method between January 2010 and December 2016 in a daily frequency. Interest rates taken from estimated yield curves can be ...
  • Relative identification of sequentially rationalizable choice procedures 

    Dula, Erion (Bilkent University, 2017-09)
    Sequentially Rationalizable Choice functions are a famous family of boundedly rational choice procedures. Given a set A of alternatives, the Decision Maker applies sequentially to each choice problem a pair of asymmetric ...
  • A Game theoretic model on post-insolvency procedures 

    Baytemür, Deniz (Bilkent University, 2017-09)
    This thesis utilizes the game theory literature with asymmetric information to model post-insolvency options of the indebted firm. We center the study on Turkish bankruptcy system and compare the system to an alternative ...
  • Essays on macroeconomics 

    Özcan, Gülserim (Bilkent University, 2017-09)
    This dissertation consists of four essays on macroeconomics with a special focus on monetary economics, and shows the rationale behind non-optimality of expectation formation both empirically and theoretically. The first ...
  • Explorations on X-self selectivity 

    Kerman, Toygar (Bilkent University, 2017-09)
    X-self selectivity of a social choice function is de ned as being self selective relative to the set of test functions X and all of its subsets. We explore the self-selectivity of social choice functions which satisfy ...
  • Oil price, oil price volatility and natural gas 

    Erdoğan, Mürşide Rabia (Bilkent University, 2017-09)
    Natural gas market has been developing and transportation and storage methods have been improving. Due to substitution between natural gas and oil in various sectors such as power generation, oil price and oil price ...
  • Role of education in preventing domestic violence 

    Abdurahimov, Ramiz (Bilkent University, 2017-09)
    This study explores the relationship between female education and domestic violence, utilizing a change in compulsory schooling law. We employ regression discontinuity design and instrumental variable estimation method to ...
  • Subgame perfect implementation of men-optimal matchings 

    Teoman, Ece (Bilkent University, 2017-07)
    In this study, we explore monotonicities and implementability of di erent matching rules. We nd a self-monotonicity of the stable rule and an h-monotonicity for the men-optimal rule, which does not satisfy Maskin-monotonicity. ...
  • Endogenizing banking regulation and supervision : a dynamic equilibrium approach 

    Karakoyun, Oğuz Kaan (Bilkent University, 2017-09)
    This thesis presents a modi ed dynamic general equilibrium model by introducing a supervisory and regulatory agent (RS) that is responsible for setting the level of bank regulation and supervision quality ( ) in order ...
  • The impact of the Kyoto Protocol on environmental efficiency : a sectoral analysis 

    Tan, Betim Melis (Bilkent University, 2017-09)
    This thesis studies sectoral level environmental efficiency changes in the Kyoto countries over the period 2000-2011. First, sectoral level environmental efficiency indexes for the Kyoto countries are computed by using ...
  • The impact of Turkey’s 2008 labor reform on informal employment across sectors 

    Yoldaş, Zeynep (Bilkent University, 2017-09)
    This thesis estimates the impact of 2008 Turkish Employment Subsidy Program which was enacted after the 2008 crisis to create formal employment opportunities in each main sector for females and young males who are regarded ...
  • Post-nafta U.S. imports and carbon content of trade : a sectoral analysis 

    Özcebe, Gülayça (Bilkent University, 2017-07)
    This thesis examines the changes in the carbon dioxide content of international trade following a multilateral free trade agreement. In this study, the focus is centered on the e ects of the North American Free Trade ...
  • Intransitive indifference under uncertainty 

    Dokumacı, Oral Ersoy (Bilkent University, 2017-07)
    We study preferences with intransitive indifference under uncertainty. Our primitive objects are semiorders and we are interested in their Scott-Suppes representations. We obtain a Scott-Suppes representation theorem in ...
  • Housing wealth, stock wealth and consumption 

    Karabulutoğlu, Emre (Bilkent University, 2017-02)
    The growth of the stock market in 1990s and the enormous increase in house market during the last decades have reawakened the wealth impacts on the consumption. The main goal of this study is to determine the differential ...

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