Recent Submissions

  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Does inflation targeting matter in industrialized countries? 

    Acar, Ozan (Bilkent University, 2006)
    After it was first adopted by the New Zealand in 1989, inflation targeting (IT) has became quite popular and several other countries have started to design their monetary policy strategies within the IT framework. In the ...
  • The free trade implications of differential fertility and longevity between countries: a 3x2x2 overlapping-generations general equilibrium analysis 

    Arbatlı, Cemal Eren (Bilkent University, 2006)
    overlapping-generations model with lifetime uncertainty and altruistic agents to investigate the welfare implications of fertility and longevity differentials between trading countries. In the first model (the basic ...
  • Estimating consumer surplus in ebay computer monitor auctions 

    Giray, Tuğba (Bilkent University, 2006)
    In this study, using data from computer monitor auctions on eBay collected in 2000, bidding functions are estimated by maximum likelihood using five different assumptions about the underlying distribution of independent ...
  • Investigation on sources of growth for Turkey, 1968-1998 

    Bayraktar, Bahar (Bilkent University, 2001)
    The purpose of this thesis is to analytically evaluate the correlations between growth and selected macroeconomic indicators under the dynamic macroeconomic adjustments of a globalizing developing economy, Turkey, ...
  • Financial, economic, banking sector and institutional development and productivity 

    Özcan, Gökçe (Bilkent University, 2004)
    This thesis explores the links between Malmquist Productivity Index (and its two components, namely efficiency change and technological change) and the banking sector, economic, financial development and institutional ...
  • Do inflation targeting regimes reduce inflation uncertainty? : evidence from five industrilized and five emerging countries 

    Ertürk, Burak (Bilkent University, 2004)
    In this thesis, using a time-varying parameter model with GARCH specification, it was investigated whether there is a structural break in expected inflation and two types of inflation uncertainties –structural and impulse ...
  • Fiscal decentralization and its effects on macroeconomic performance 

    Yalım, Derya (Bilkent University, 2003)
    Decentralization has become an important policy issue in recent years. International organizations allocate more space for fiscal decentralization in their agenda. In the literature, there are vast amount of studies that ...
  • Graduate admission problem with quota and budget constraints 

    Karakaya, Mehmet (Bilkent University, 2003)
    In this thesis, we have studied the graduate admission problem with quota and budget constraints as a two sided matching market. We constructed algorithms which are extensions of the Gale - Shapley algorithm and showed ...
  • Coincidence of Myerson allocation rule with Shapley value 

    Kapan, Tümer (Bilkent University, 2003)
    This thesis studies the coincidence of the Myerson allocation rule in the context of networks with the Shapley value in the context of transferable utility games. We start with a value function defined on networks and ...

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