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    • Essays on macroeconomics and banking 

      Fernandes, Fernanda Corrêa
      2016-11-26
      Essa tese é composta por dois capítulos. No primeiro, desenvolvo um modelo para quantificar o papel da heterogeneidade setorial, em relação ao acesso a crédito, na determinação dos efeitos da integração financeira. Fricções ...
    • Essays on growth, structural transformation and education 

      Pereira, Luciene Torres de Mello
      2016-12-20
      This thesis contains three chapters. The first chapter studies the emergence of slums as a common feature in a country's path towards urbanization, structural transformation and development. Based on salient micro and macro ...
    • Hypothesis testing in econometric models 

      Vilela, Lucas Pimentel
      2015-12-11
      This thesis contains three chapters. The first chapter considers tests of the parameter of an endogenous variable in an instrumental variables regression model. The focus is on one-sided conditional t-tests. Theoretical ...
    • Essays in industrial organization 

      Castilho, Rafael de Braga
      2016-09-29
      This thesis is composed of three articles, each one corresponding to a chapter. In the first chapter I analyze the extent to which the negative correlation between funds minimum initial application and fees can be explained ...
    • Essays on monetary theory 

      Barros Junior, Fernando Antonio de
      2017-01-30
      Nesta tese aplicamos métodos numéricos para estudar alguns modelos em que moeda é essencial. Seguimos uma abordagem de desenho de mecanismo em teoria monetária e procuramos por configurações em que as pessoas possam desfrutar ...
    • Three essays on the estimation of asset pricing models 

      Brandão, Diego Gusmão
      2016-09-23
      The thesis consists in three articles about the estimation of asset pricing models. The first paper analyses small sample properties of Generalized Empirical Likelihood estimators for the risk aversion parameter in CRRA ...
    • Essays on health economics 

      Carvalho, Rafaela M. Nogueira de
      2016-04-11
      Essa tese de doutorado se divide em três artigos. O primeiro artigo tem como objetivo analisar o impacto das restrições ao fumo nos EUA na qualidade dos nascimentos. Por qualidade dos nascimentos entende-se saúde do recém ...
    • Essays on multi-country economic growth and sectoral total factor productivity 

      Ferreira, Mariana Fialho
      2016-11-03
      Nesta tese, oferecemos uma abordagem alternativa - e talvez mais apropriada - para a estimação da produtividade total dos fatores (PTF) setorial. Nossa economia artificial utiliza insumos produzidos por diferentes setores ...
    • Essays on credit, durable goods and public debt in an incomplete market framework 

      Abreu, Rodrigo Soares de
      2016-06-10
      This thesis is an essay composed of three articles, each of them representing a chapter, about quantitative macroeconomics in an environment of incomplete markets. In all chapters the United States economy is used as a ...
    • Previdência, câmbio e macroeconomia de longo prazo 

      Souza, Pablo Valente de
      2014-09-29
      Há um debate clássico entre economistas brasileiros sobre o papel da taxa de câmbio no processo de crescimento econômico. Alguns argumentam que a boa performance econômica de certos países está diretamente associada às ...
    • Essays in macroeconometrics 

      Saraiva, Diogo Vinícius Menezes
      2015-11-27
      The knowledge of the current state of the economy is crucial for policy makers, economists and analysts. However, a key economic variable, the gross domestic product (GDP), are typically colected on a quartely basis and ...
    • Essays in applied econometrics 

      Duarte, Rafael Burjack Farias
      2015-11-27
      Using a unique dataset on Brazilian nominal and real yield curves combined with daily survey forecasts of macroeconomic variables such as GDP growth, inflation, and exchange rate movements, we identify the effect of surprises ...
    • Essays on health care reform, wealth inequality, and demography 

      Gomes, Diego Braz Pereira
      2016-01-13
      This thesis contains three chapters. The first chapter uses a general equilibrium framework to simulate and compare the long run effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and of health care costs ...
    • Três ensaios em economia aplicada 

      Gonzales Chávez, Christiam Miguel
      2015-02-27
      A tese é constituída por três artigos: 'Regulação Ótima de Pescarias com Imperfeito Enforcement dos Direitos de Propriedade', 'Estimação de um Modelo Generalizado de Pesca' e 'Fatores Condicionantes da Reincidência Criminal ...
    • Essays in applied microeconomics 

      Michon Junior, William
      2015-07-13
      Esta tese é composta de três artigos. No primeiro artigo, ``Risk Taking in Tournaments', é considerado um torneio dinâmico no qual jogadores escolhem como alocar seu tempo em atividades que envolvem risco. No segundo artigo, ...
    • Profit-share bidding auctions: a theoretical approach 

      Souza, Clara Costellini de
      2015-07-02
      In this paper, we study by means of a theoretical approach the Brazilian production sharing regime for oil exploration approved in Law No 12.351. We develop a model for production sharing to capture certain aspects of the ...
    • Avaliação de impacto de políticas de segurança: o caso das Unidades de Polícia Pacificadora (UPPs) no Rio de Janeiro 

      Butelli, Pedro Henrique
      2015-05-21
      This thesis aims on the impact evaluation of the Pacifying Police Units policy, incorporating the causality relations through differences-in-differences regressions with multiple specifications in order to measure the ...
    • Share bidding auctions, sliding scale royalty rates and the new brazilian regulatory framework for the pre-salt areas 

      Damé, Otávio Menezes
      2014-12-11
      Brazilian government recently passed legislation instituting a new regulatory framework for the pre-salt reserves. These areas should be negotiated through a profit-share bidding auction. Motivated by this new rules, we ...
    • Essays on household taxation and competition between heterogeneous firms 

      Oliveira, Érica Diniz
      2014
      Essa tese é constituída por três artigos: 'Tax Filing Choices for the Household', 'Optimal Tax for the Household: Collective and Unitary Approaches' e 'Vertical Differentiation and Heterogeneous Firms'.
    • Essays on banking theory and history of financial arrangements 

      Ferreira, Murilo Resende
      2014-06-27
      This thesis contains two chapters, each one dealing with banking theory and the history of financiai arrangements. In Chapter 1, we extend a Diamond and Dybvig economy with imperfect monitoring of early withdrawals and ...