Recent Submissions

  • Commitment Mechanisms and Blood Donation 

    Craig, Ashley
    Published 2009-10-01
    The Australian Red Cross Blood Service (ARCBS) recently introduced a policy of compulsory appointments for blood donations. This thesis examines the effect of these appointments on donor satisfaction and donation behaviour. ...
    Open Access
    Thesis, Honours
  • Asset Prices, Monetary Policy and Macroeconomic Stability 

    Stone, Sophie
    Published 2009-01-01
    A focal point of macroeconomic policy analysis over the past decade has been whether central banks should respond to changes in asset prices. This thesis addresses the question from the distinct perspective of equilibrium ...
    Open Access
    Thesis, Honours
  • The Hold-up Problem in the Presence of Free Trade Agreement Negotiations 

    Wei, Wenjie
    Published 2010-01-01
    This paper examines how the underinvestment that results from the hold-up problem is affected when there is some probability of reaching a free trade agreement (FTA). This paper examines the canonical domestic hold-up ...
    Open Access
    Thesis, Honours
  • Ethnic Conflict: A Model of Concessions 

    Samuel, Thampapillai
    Published 2008-01-01
    The Coase Theorem suggests that the ability of completely informed agents to make transfers should generally avert conflict. This thesis considers a complete information model of ethnic conflict where the dominated group ...
    Open Access
    Thesis, Honours
  • Equilibrium Price Dispersion: A Model of Intermediated Search with Repeated Interaction 

    Cusbert, Thomas
    Published 2008-01-01
    This thesis develops a model in which homogeneous producers and merchants interact repeatedly in a search market. Merchants are able to reduce the cost of search by o ering trading certainty to pro- ducers with whom they ...
    Open Access
    Thesis, Honours

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