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  • Essays on status seeking, bequests and inequality 

    Harmankaya, Mehmet Fatih (Bilkent University, 2019-09)
    Social status is the motivating force that governs the behavior of individuals. The tendency to desire higher social status affects household decision making activities. The quest for social status is mostly associated ...
  • Monetary policy in a Two–Agent New Keynesian (TANK) model with two sectors 

    Erten, Eser Tuna (Bilkent University, 2019-09)
    The objective of this study is to analyze the implications of consumer heterogeneity for monetary policy in a setting simpler than a general heterogeneous agent model. I present a Two–Agent New Keynesian (TANK) model ...
  • Electricity consumption and economic growth in Turkey: an MF-var approach 

    Berksun, Dilara (Bilkent University, 2019-09)
    This thesis investigates the relationship between monthly electricity consumption, quarterly GDP and quarterly components of GDP using a Mixed Frequency VAR model for Turkey. The empirical evidence reveals that an ...
  • The position of countries in global value chains 

    Erdoğan, Oğuzhan (Bilkent University, 2019-08)
    To detect the position of countries in global value chains in a consistent manner, we propose that export and import upstreamness measures of a country should be varying across its trade partners over time. To formalize ...
  • Do women misreport domestic violence: evidence from couple data 

    Vergili, Ali Yasin (Bilkent University, 2019-07)
    The literature on domestic violence against women excessively employs survey data in which there is only women side of the violence. In this study by benefiting from a couple data, we use both men and women reporting of ...
  • Essays on network theory and applications 

    ikizler, Hüseyin (Bilkent University, 2019-01)
    This thesis consists of three essays centering on network theory. In the first essay, we use a network model to show how homophily, conjoined with conformity, may shape political divisions along ethnic lines in multi-ethnic ...
  • Essays on unit root tests in time series 

    Göğebakan, Kemal Çağlar (Bilkent University, 2019-01)
    This dissertation consists of three essays which develop new unit root testing methods in time series. First one is about the effect of the persistent volatility breaks, i.e. non-stationary volatility, on the unit root ...
  • Female labor force in the nexus of premature deindustrialization and automation 

    Yücel, Gül (Bilkent University, 2018-11)
    In this study, the effects of automation trends on the occupation groups are studied. Routine task index of occupations in Turkey are calculated and female labor force participation as well as female to male ratios in ...
  • Essays on macroeconomics 

    Taş, Mustafa Anıl (Bilkent University, 2018-09)
    This dissertation consists of three essays on macroeconomics. The first essay models the term structure of interest rates in an international framework from a macro-finance perspective. Other essays focus on the Turkish ...
  • A study of extensions of the stable rule for roommate problems 

    İşbilen, Asu (Bilkent University, 2018-09)
    Roommate problems might not have a stable solution. But for such problems we are still faced with the problem of matching the agents. One natural approach would be to match the agents in such a way that the resulting ...
  • 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 ...

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