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Essays in Financial Frictions, Entrepeneurship and Economic Development
Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
This dissertation consists of three essays that study the economic implications of financial frictions on entrepreneurial investment decision making and aggregate economic performance. The first essay studies investment horizon choice of a distribution of entrepreneurs when a fraction of the financiers within the economy consists of impatient type of lenders. The second essay studies the effects of financial contract enforcement in promoting productive entrepreneurship and economic development. The third essay studies the link between financial development and entrepreneurial capital-labor management.
Chair and Committee
Gaetano Antinolfi, James Bullard, Hong Liu, Bruce C. Petersen, Yongseok Shin
Uras, Rasim Burak, "Essays in Financial Frictions, Entrepeneurship and Economic Development" (2010). Arts & Sciences Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 198.