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  • Essays on growth and macroeconomic dynamics 

    Özer, Mehmet (Bilkent University, 2015-09)
    This dissertation is composed of four essays on economic growth and macro- economic dynamics. The first essay analyzes how the dynamic strategic in- teractions among agents a¤ect the long-run distribution of wealth in ...
  • Empirics of economic growth in Turkey 

    Doğuhan, Sündal (Bilkent University, 2016-09)
    In the empirics of growth literature method proposed by Mankiw et al. (1990) has been widely used to test the determinants of economic growth and the speed of convergence. This framework, however, considers technological ...
  • Effect of environmental policy on labor market 

    Mousavi Almaleki, Mohammad Reza (Bilkent University, 2016-09)
    This thesis examines the effect of environmental policy, i. e. tax on carbon emission, on the labor market as assessed in a directed technology change environment. Considerably positive and constructive effect on the labor ...
  • Network formation with systemic risk and default insurance 

    İdem, Mehmet Hamdi Berk (Bilkent University, 2016-07)
    In this paper, we study the networks that arise in the equilibrium when risk averse investors play a network formation game for making joint investments with each other. The outcomes of these projects are stochastic and ...
  • Network dependent altruism and economic growth 

    Çetin, Sefane (Bilkent University, 2016-07)
    This thesis studies reference dependent agents in a static network where the reference point is the average behaviour in one's neighbourhood. It shows that the economy grows at a constant rate on the balanced growth path ...
  • New Keynesian small open economy: Turkish case 

    Ersoy, Sedat (Bilkent University, 2016-06)
    Turkey experienced substantial declines in inflation after 2002. Was it due to good policy, good luck, or both? To address this question, we incorporate stochastic volatility into a small open new Keynesian model of Monacelli ...
  • Monetary - fiscal joint policy analysis: a regime switching DSGD model 

    Akbal, Ömer Faruk (Bilkent University, 2016-06)
    Recent literature on the macroeconomic theory examines the importance of the regime switching in macroeconomic dynamics. Using a regime switching structure, this paper studies a baseline New Keynesian model with fiscal ...
  • Explaining disaggregated trade data with ricardian trade model 

    Korkmaz, Halil İbrahim (Bilkent University, 2015)
    The aim of this thesis is to explain how disaggregated-product level trade data fits into Eaton and Kortum (2002) type Ricardian trade model. In their paper, Eaton and Kortum (2002) explain the effect of geographical ...
  • Impact Of Additional Donors in Lung Exchange 

    Sili, Duygu (Bilkent University, 2015)
    In this thesis, we mainly focus on lung exchange. There are significant differences between lung and kidney exchanges. While in kidney exchange patients come with a single donor, lung exchange often requires two donors. ...
  • Essays on uncertainty 

    Karaman, Seçil Yıldırım (Bilkent University, 2015)
    This dissertation consists of three essays on the real impacts of uncertainty shocks. The first essay develops a theoretical model to investigate the impact of financial market uncertainty on real economic downturns. The ...
  • A Regional and sectoral analysis on production technology dynamics of manufacturing industries in Turkey 

    Korkmaz, Sümeyra (Bilkent University, 2015)
    This thesis estimates regional and sectoral total factor productivity (TFP) using firm-level data on Turkish manufacturing industry over the 2003-2012 period to understand whether there is a parallelism between differences ...
  • Family and life satisfaction : long-term Swb interdependence within families 

    Kasman, Gamze Gizem (Bilkent University, 2015)
    In this thesis, using British Household Panel Survey (BHPS) for the time period 1996-2008 (excluding 2001) we examine the magnitude of longitudinal interdependence of Subjective Well-Being (SWB) within the family. We ...
  • Output gap estimatıon for the case of Turkey 

    Aytaç, Alican (Bilkent University, 2015)
    This study investigates the output gap estimation using dynamic, stochastic, and general equilibrium models. In macroeconomics, output gap is defined as the difference between the actual output and the potential output. ...
  • Sectoral determinants of the location choice of MNCs 

    Demir, Fitnat Banu (Bilkent University, 2007)
    This thesis examines the determinants of multinational companies (MNCs)’ location choices estimating conditional or nested logit model using a dataset of more than 17,000 firms invested in 38 developing countries over ...
  • Macroeconomic impacts of derivative markets 

    Polat, Mehtap Beyza (Bilkent University, 2006)
    There has been much debate over the effect of financial development on economic growth and well-being. A conclusion has not been reached yet; some of the works assert that the level of financial development leads to ...
  • Regulation via supply function equilibria 

    Hüseynov, Tural (Bilkent University, 2006)
    In this study we attempt to analyze the delegation problem via supply function equilibria in the intermanagerial game. We obtain that in a duopoly where firms play a supply function game an infinite number of equilibrium ...
  • The rise of money : an evolutionary analysis of the origins of money 

    Tahmilci, Ahmet (Bilkent University, 2006)
    This paper shows that if there are more goods than money in all trading periods then nonconvertible fiat money is evolutionarily successful in complex economies. This result is developed in Kiyotaki and Wright (1993) search ...
  • The equity premium puzzle : a survey of the literature 

    Tözün, Bahar (Bilkent University, 2006)
    This thesis is a survey of the literature on the equity premium puzzle. The puzzle was introduced in 1985 by Mehra and Prescott, who noted that the huge premium of equities over bonds is not consistent with the predictions ...
  • Bank lending channel in Turkey 

    Aktaş, Cihan (Bilkent University, 2006)
    This thesis analyses empirically the role of bank lending in monetary policy transmission on the basis of Turkish bank level data. First, the research addresses the theoretical framework of the bank lending channel, ...
  • Determination of periodically collapsing rational bubbles 

    Kuş, Savaş (Bilkent University, 2006)
    Since Evans’ criticism of conventional unit root and cointegration tests in case of periodically collapsing rational bubbles, a number of new approaches have been suggested. In this paper, we propose a new testing strategy ...

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