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University of Texas – Austin

1. -5791-532X. Essays on public economics and banking.

Degree: Economics, 2017, University of Texas – Austin

This dissertation presents two lines of research on public finance and banking respectively. The research on public finance explores the source of China’s state capacity, including fiscal capacity and the bureaucracy, and whether such state capacity promotes economic development. The research on banking discusses the discrimination in China’s bank loan markets, and the role of political connections and policy uncertainty in affecting bank risk-taking in the United States. My first chapter is about the state capacity in China. We offer a comprehensive study on the causal effects of state capacity in explaining China's spectacular economic growth, using rich historical variation and various outcomes in economic performance, education, health care, finance, and social unrest. Our estimates indicate that fiscal capacity has significantly positive impacts. However, a large size of bureaucracy plays a much weaker role, and it cannot reduce the incidence of protests, suggesting the existence of overstaffing in the public sector. The second chapter analyzes costly discrimination related to physical attractiveness and gender in bank loan markets using a market structure-based method. The rationale is that a concentrated market provides more space for loan officers to discriminate against a certain group of borrowers. We find that loan officers prefer good-looking people and males in relatively risky commercial/industrial loan markets. On the other hand, females and especially young good-looking females have an advantage in mortgage loan markets. We interpret these different patterns of favoritism as a result of differential risk levels associated with the two types of loans. The third chapter studies how political connections and their interaction with economic policy uncertainty affect banks' risk-taking. Our hypothesis is that policy uncertainty increases the option value of waiting but political connections can reduce such option value. We find when policy uncertainty is low, politically connected banks have a weaker tendency to take on more risk than those without political connections and enjoy the quiet life. However, when policy uncertainty is high, politically connected banks have much larger amounts of loans, but smaller amounts of loss provision than those without political connections. Advisors/Committee Members: Abrevaya, Jason (advisor), Gawande, Kishore S., 1959- (advisor), Geruso, Michael (committee member), Murphy, Richard (committee member), Hamermesh, Daniel (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: State capacity; Government revenue; Size of bureaucracy; Provincial capital; Physical attractiveness; Gender; Discrimination; Bank loan; Approval; Interest rate; Political connections; Economic policy uncertainty; Bank risk-taking; Senate Banking Committee

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APA (6th Edition):

-5791-532X. (2017). Essays on public economics and banking. (Thesis). University of Texas – Austin. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/2152/47264

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

-5791-532X. “Essays on public economics and banking.” 2017. Thesis, University of Texas – Austin. Accessed June 20, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/2152/47264.

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Author name may be incomplete
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MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

-5791-532X. “Essays on public economics and banking.” 2017. Web. 20 Jun 2019.

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Vancouver:

-5791-532X. Essays on public economics and banking. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of Texas – Austin; 2017. [cited 2019 Jun 20]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2152/47264.

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Author name may be incomplete
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Council of Science Editors:

-5791-532X. Essays on public economics and banking. [Thesis]. University of Texas – Austin; 2017. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2152/47264

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Author name may be incomplete
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation


University of Saskatchewan

2. Novosel, Tom Goran. Pulp fictions : the CCF government and the promise of a pulp industry in Saskatchewan, 1944-1964.

Degree: 2007, University of Saskatchewan

This thesis brings together for the first time, in an organised account, Saskatchewan’s search for a pulp industry. This thesis will show that, in a fundamental tension between goals of fiscal prudence and of economic growth, fiscal prudence won out again and again, to the point that the CCF governments could be characterised as risk-averse where pulp production was concerned. The cautious approach is in contradiction both to the activist reputation of the CCF governments and to their aggressive development of other resources, notably mining. Pulp offers an example of the contradictions that plagued the CCF governments and their policies for the north, contradictions that included disagreements between moderates and radicals over the roles of public and multinational enterprise, colonial attitudes towards the north, and risk aversion despite bold rhetoric and announcements.The methodology used in this thesis has generally maintained an economic policy and political discourse, and incorporates mostly a “top-down” governmental approach. The personal papers of Tommy Douglas and Woodrow Lloyd provided CCF government correspondence and departmental memos that included premiers, ministers, deputy ministers, and departmental directors involved with the Department of Natural Resources, the Timber Board, the Industrial Development Office, and the Economic Advisory and Planning Board, and with pulp company officials. Furthermore, pulp reports, surveys, and studies helped contextualise all of the interrelated correspondences. To supplement government discourse I utilised the Prince Albert Daily Herald to gain an understanding of what issues the public was debating and found to be most important. Advisors/Committee Members: Fairbairn, Brett, Waiser, William A., Smith-Norris, Martha, Handy, Jim, Fulton, Murray E..

Subjects/Keywords: comparative costs; profits; timber; freight rates; bond guarantees; capital; conservation; regulation; depletion; crown corporations; socialism; investment; monopoly; incentives; concessions; assistance; market access; Ross Thatcher; Clarence Fines; Mike Kalmakoff; Don Black; dependent; diversification; provincial treasury; vulnerability; forestry; Joe Phelps; boom-bust cycles

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Novosel, T. G. (2007). Pulp fictions : the CCF government and the promise of a pulp industry in Saskatchewan, 1944-1964. (Thesis). University of Saskatchewan. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10388/etd-06082007-100357

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Novosel, Tom Goran. “Pulp fictions : the CCF government and the promise of a pulp industry in Saskatchewan, 1944-1964.” 2007. Thesis, University of Saskatchewan. Accessed June 20, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10388/etd-06082007-100357.

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MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Novosel, Tom Goran. “Pulp fictions : the CCF government and the promise of a pulp industry in Saskatchewan, 1944-1964.” 2007. Web. 20 Jun 2019.

Vancouver:

Novosel TG. Pulp fictions : the CCF government and the promise of a pulp industry in Saskatchewan, 1944-1964. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of Saskatchewan; 2007. [cited 2019 Jun 20]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10388/etd-06082007-100357.

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Novosel TG. Pulp fictions : the CCF government and the promise of a pulp industry in Saskatchewan, 1944-1964. [Thesis]. University of Saskatchewan; 2007. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10388/etd-06082007-100357

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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