Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

1991

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Economics

First Advisor

Dermot J. Hayes

Abstract

This dissertation consists of three self contained essays. The first develops and implements a method for measuring taste change that does not require any parametric estimation. The second essay shows how expected utility maximization problems can be solved when the distribution of prices or revenue is truncated. The third essay examines optimal hedging behavior of a firm faced with both price and output uncertainty, and who has access to both futures and options markets.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-9302

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Yong Sakong

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI9212183

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

94 pages

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