Recent Submissions

  • Essays on the effects of compulsory schooling: education, labor market, and time use outcomes 

    Akar, Betül (Bilkent University, 2021-08)
    This thesis consists of four essays on the effects of the compulsory schooling reform, which extends the mandatory years of schooling from five to eight years in 1997 in Turkey. The first essay utilizes the exogenous ...
  • Explorations to refine Aizerman Malishevski's representation for path independent choice rules 

    Doğan, Serhat (Bilkent University, 2020-09)
    This dissertation consists of four main parts in which we explore Aizerman Malishevski's representation result for path independent choice rules. Each path independent choice rule is known to have a maximizer-collecting ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, 2018-12)
    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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Analysis of cooperative behavior when utility is semi-transferable 

    Dede, Yasemin (Bilkent University, 2018-05)
    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, 2018-05)
    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, 2018-05)
    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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 3+1 Essays on the Turkish economy 

    Yücel, Mustafa Eray (Bilkent University, 2005)
    This dissertation comprise of four essays. The first essay studies the relationship between treasury auction maturity and auction interest rates. Using the Turkish auction data from 1988 to 2004, a reciprocal linkage ...
  • Quality and production control with opportunities and exogenous random shocks 

    Toy, Ayhan Özgür (Bilkent University, 2005)
    In a production process, opportunities arise due to exogenous or indigenous factors, for cost reduction. In this dissertation, we consider such opportunities in quality control chart design and production planning for ...
  • An investigation of the effects of population dynamics on growth and trade in an overlapping-generations general equilibrium model 

    Jelassi, Mohamed Mehdi (Bilkent University, 2004)
    In this study, variants of a two-sector, two-factor overlapping-generations model are solved under autarky and free trade scenarios to investigate the effects of population dynamics on growth and trade. Simulation exercises ...
  • Five essays on monetary policy applications in an open economy under economic uncertainty and shocks 

    Dinçer, Nazire Nergiz (Bilkent University, 2004)
    In this dissertation, we analyzed the monetary policy applications under uncertainty and shocks and their effects on the economy. The uncertainties we concern are inflation uncertainty and exchange rate risk, whereas the ...
  • Three essays on inflation and monetary policy in Turkey 

    Us, Vuslat (Bilkent University, 2003)
    This dissertation analyzes three studies on inflation dynamics and monetary policy alternatives in Turkey. In the first article, inflation inertia is analyzed. To this aim, expectations are assumed to be formed optimal ...
  • Representing information flow in building design process using the parameter-based design structure matrix 

    Pektaş, Şule Taşlı (Bilkent University, 2003)
    The Architecture/Engineering/Construction (AEC) industry is one of the multidisciplinary domains in which collaboration among related parties is of utmost importance. Despite the intense flow of information between design ...
  • Alternatives in debt management : investigation of Turkish debt in an overlapping generations general equilibrium framework 

    Voyvoda, Ebru (Bilkent University, 2003)
    The purpose of this dissertation is to investigate the fiscal policy alternatives on debt management, cohort welfare and growth for the Turkish economy. The dissertation is decomposed into two major parts. The first part ...
  • Non-cooperative game theory under prospect theory 

    Keskin, Kerim (Bilkent University, 2016-05)
    This dissertation consists of three essays in which I study prospect theory preferences in non-cooperative game-theoretic frameworks. In decision-making experiments, it is commonly observed that actual choice behavior might ...

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