Date of Award

Spring 5-15-2021

Author's School

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Author's Department

Business Administration

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degree Type



This dissertation examines firm behavior in response to when regulators, market players or stakeholders address the issue of negative production externalities arising from firm activity. The first chapter examines how economic actors respond to an environmental regulation that seeks to foreclose certain market positions from future activity, in order to preserve natural resources. In chapter two, I examine how competition can have a monitoring effect on the likelihood of misconduct. Chapters one and two use satellite data on commercial fishing activity that allows me to observe fishing activity at a high spatial and temporal resolution. The third chapter addresses the issue of potential negative externalities that can emerge from bias in clinical trials data, with focus on for-profit and non-profit institutions.


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Chair and Committee

Lamar Pierce Seth Carnahan

Committee Members

Nick Argyres, Minyuan Zhao, Michael Widener,