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To trust or not to trust one's feelings: The metacognitive processing of feelings

Tamar Avnet, 2005

Faculty Advisor: Michel Tuan Pham

Results from six experiments suggest that the reliance on feelings in judgment may involve a metacognitive assessment of whether one's feelings should be used in the judgment. The influence of integral (target-induced) and incidental (mood-induced) affect on judgment was found to depend on the momentary trust that participants had in their feelings. This trust moderated the influence of affect when cognitive resources were available, but not when resources were reduced. It is proposed that the reliance on feelings in judgment

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Essays on financial market risk premiums

Eric Capen Engstrom, 2005

Faculty Advisor: Geert Bekaert

This thesis analyzes financial market risk premiums. I use representative agent models to theoretically and empirically explain various asset pricing phenomena such as the joint dynamics of stock and bond market returns (Chapter 1) and the predictability of excess equity returns with respect to the dividend price ratio (Chapter 2). Finally, I use a similar model to determine the relative roles of time-varying investor preferences and time-varying volatility in driving variation in the equity risk premium (Chapter 3).

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Structural models for nonlinear pricing schemes

Raghuram Iyengar, 2005

Faculty Advisor: Asim Ansari

Nonlinear pricing schemes are present in many service industries. However, there is relatively little empirical research that models customers' choices of service options and their consumption decisions in the presence of such nonlinear pricing schemes. In this dissertation, we contribute by structurally modeling the impact of nonlinear pricing schemes employed by services on customers' choice of service options, their consumption patterns and their decision to stay or defect. We focus on the wireless industry.

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Competitive revenue management

Srinivas Krishnamoorthy, 2005

Faculty Advisor: Guillermo Gallego

Revenue management refers to the set of methods for capacity allocation and pricing used by airlines, hotels and other industries with fixed, perishable capacity. This thesis explores game theoretic models for revenue management.

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Multi-item supply chain and revenue management problems

Joern Meissner, 2005

Faculty Advisor: Awi Federgruen

The areas of Revenue Management and Supply Chain Management represent two fundamental pillars for the management of industries that procure and distribute consumer products. The former is concerned with the management of the demand processes and the development of methodologies and systems required to support this management function. The area of Supply Chain Management is concerned with the design of a supply process to match a given demand pattern as efficiently as possible. It may therefore be viewed as the complement of the Revenue Management area.

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An economic sociology of entry barriers: Business entry and the inner city market

Jeffrey A Robinson, 2005

Faculty Advisor: Paul Ingram

In this dissertation I argue that inner city markets pose a challenge for business managers and entrepreneurs because many do not understand how to address important social and institutional factors that exist in these markets. Business opportunities in inner city markets are shaped by these factors and therefore different approaches to entrepreneurship are necessary.

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Essays in empirical asset pricing

Kodjo Mawuelona Apedjinou, 2005

Faculty Advisor: Suresh Sundaresan

The first essay is about interest rate swap. Existing models of the term structure of interest rate swap yields assume a unique regime for the data generating process and ascribe variations in swap-Treasury yield spread to default risk or to liquidity premium. However, the interest rate swap market has been marked by economic events and institutional changes that might have significant effects on the data generating process, and thus on the relationship between the swap spread and its determining factors. We investigate the stability of the

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Essays on infrastructure development subsidization by product firms

Vildan Altuglu, 2005

Faculty Advisor: Donald Lehmann

Sales of radically new products and technological innovations in most instances depend on the development of an associated infrastructure. Infrastructure, as utilized in this thesis, is the development of supporting products, services and systems to capitalize on the adoption of an innovation. Infrastructure development can accelerate product growth, whereas its absence can hinder growth.

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Doctoral Program News

Honigsberg featured in Ideas at Work

The August issue of Ideas at Work features research that doctoral candidate Colleen Honigsberg led in conjunction with Sharon Katz.

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Wazlawek featured in Ideas at Work

Abbie Wazlawek's joint research with Professor Daniel Ames is featured in the June 24th, 2014 edition of Ideas at Work

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Ethan Rouen featured in Ideas at Work

Ethan Rouen's joint research with Professor Dan Amiram is featured in the May 15th, 2014 edition of Ideas at Work

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Rivas Wins Fellowship

The PhD program is proud to congratulate Miguel Duro Rivas, who was awarded the Nasdaq Educational Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship.

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Wong wins Deloitte Fellowship

We are proud to announce that Yu Ting (Forester) Wong is one of the recipients of the 2014 Deloitte Foundation Doctoral Fellowship in Accounting.

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The PhD Program Congratulates John Yao

PhD student John Yao was a finalist in the 2013 M&SOM (Manufacturing & Service Operations Management) student paper competition.

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Honigsberg Named Postdoctoral Fellow

The PhD program is proud to congratulate Colleen Honigsberg, who was named the Postdoctoral Fellow in Corporate Governance at the Millstein Center at Columbia Law School in October 2013

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