Award Year

2007

Award Type

First Prize

Dissertation Advisor

Gary Solon

Abstract

This dissertation examines the influence of exogenous price changes on equilibrium behavior in three distinct settings. The first essay investigates the dynamic impact of oil price shocks on the employment and wages of production workers in the U.S. Oil and Gas Field Services (OGFS) industry. The second essay, with Matias Busso, evaluates Round I of the federal urban Empowerment Zone (EZ) program. The third essay examines the impact of juvenile curfew laws on adolescent criminal behavior.

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