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This dissertation examines the role of bank structure on the effectiveness of monetary policy. Using time series data for U.S. banks, I examine the varying effect of monetary policy on bank lending for the period 1976-2003. It is found that as the banking industry gets more concentrated (through...
ABSTRACTMIN, KYUNG-SEOL, An Empirical Investigation of Lending to Small Businesses. (Under the direction of Douglas K. Pearce and Karlyn Mitchell.) This dissertation analyzes lenders' two important decisions (loan approval decision and loan rate decision) in their loan evaluation procedures...
This dissertation investigates the properties of macroeconomic fluctuations in a small open economy under the presence of sovereign default risk. International borrowing and lending arise from the interaction between a risk averse sovereign representative agent in a small open economy trying to...