The New School for Social Research

Past Dissertation Titles

  • The breadth of dissertations produced by economics doctoral students at The New School for Social Research speaks to the range of scholarship and diversity of interests among the department's graduates.


    Steven Bollon
    Generalized and Weight Constrained Mean-Variance Efficient Portfolio Selection for the U.S. Public-Sector Pension Plan

    Anthony Bonen
    Essays in Shareholder Value, the Cost of Equity, and Investment Cycles

    Mary Borrowman
    Essays on Gendered Labor Market Outcomes, International Trade and Economic Development

    Raphaele Chappe
    A Portfolio-Based Study on Wealth Accumulation and Distribution

    Mark Knell
    Three Essays on the Economics of Transition

    Rishabh Kumar
    Essays on Wealth and Capital in the Contemporary U.S. Economy

    Francisco Martinez Hernandez
    The Political Economy of Real Exchange Rate Behavior: Theory and Empirical Evidence for Developed and Developing Countries

    Bhargavi Ramamurthy
    Consumer Expenditures, Household Production and Inflation: Gender and Macroeconomic Considerations

    Enno Schroeder
    Euro Area Imbalances: Three Essays on Offshoring, Expenditure Growth, and Expenditure Switching

    Sinem Sonmez
    Macroeconomic Response to Oil Price Shocks From 1970-2013

    Ibrahim Tahri Lamtahri
    New Empirical Methods and Approaches to Keynesian Macroeconomics


    Daniela Arias 
    Essays on the Dynamics of Employment and Income Distribution

    Jacob Assa
    The Financialization of GDP: Essays in the Political Economy of National Accounting

    Katherine Elizabeth Bahn
    The ABCs of Labor Market Frictions: New Estimates of Monopsony for Early Career Teachers in the U.S. and Implications for Caring Labor

    Arkady Gevorkyan
    Financial Volatility and Macroeconomics: Exploring Dynamics in Cds Spreads, Energy Commodities, and Weather Derivatives

    Joshua Greenstein
    Growth and Distribution, Structural Change, Deindustrialization, Welfare Economics

    Johann Kaspar Jaeckel
    Essays on Labor Discipline

    Bhavani Khandrika
    Essays on Economics of Technical Change & Effects of R&D on Labor Productivity of the States in the U.S.

    Lebogang Mateane
    Three Essays in Macroeconomics and Finance

    Michal Padway
    Differential Impact of Income Inequality on Health Risks

    Lenore Palladino
    New York City's Stock Transfer Tax: Revenue and Employment Impacts

    Bhargavi Ramamurthy
    Consumer Expenditures, Household Production and Inflation: Gender and Macroeconomic Considerations

    Ellis Scharfenaker
    Essays on Inference in Economics, Competition, and the Rate of Profit

    Lauren Schmitz
    How Socioeconomic Status Shapes Health: Essays on the Biological and Social Determinants of Human Welfare At Older Ages

    Gregor Semieniuk
    Essays in Energy, Technical Change and Competition

    Sinem Sonmez

    Cameron Weber
    Dissertation Concerning a Political Economy of Art with Emphasis on the United States of America


    Obioma Ebisike 
    Inquiry into U.S. Banks' Exposures to Mortgage Securities

    Eloy Arturo Fisher Hogan
    Essays in the Political and Macroeconomic Dynamics of Public Finance and Social Policy

    Unurjargal Nyambuu
    Sustainable Growth, Exhaustible Resources, and the Environment in an Open Economy

    Dicle Ozdemir
    Essays on the U.S. Housing Market Dynamics and Boom-Bust Cycles

    Percival Pineda
    Essays in Financial Liberalization in Asean 4 Countries

    Amr Ashraf Ragab
    Three Essays on the Incomes of the Vast Majority

    Bhargavi Ramamurthy
    Consumer Expenditures, Household Production and Inflation: Gender and Macroeconomic Considerations

    Fernando Monteiro Rugitsky
    Essays on Growth, Distribution, and Finance: Studies on Kaleckian and Marxian Political Economy

    Daniel Scheer
    An Agent-Based Model of Skill Matching in the Labor Market

    Luis Alberto Villanueva Martinez
    Essays on the Political Economy of Growth and Inequality in Latin America


    Thomas Bernhardt
    Three essays on trade and development in the context of a changing international economic geography

    Jose Caraballo Cueto
    Income Measurement, Global Inequality and Inclusive Growth: A Contribution to Development Economics

    Jonathan Cogliano
    New Directions in Political Economy: Value Theory, Agent-Based Computational Modeling, and the Dynamics of Labor Mobility

    Gonçalo Fonseca
    Catallactics and Competition: A Study of Jevons and the Marginal Revolution

    Michelle Holder
    The Impact of the Great Recession and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) on the Occupational Segregation of Black Men

    Xiao Jiang
    Essays on International Trade, Employment, and Macro-dynamics

    Orlando Justo
    Three Essays on Current International Trade Issues in Transitional Economies

    Jan Keil
    Three Studies in Industrial Economics: Competition and Industry Structure

    Susan Ozawa
    Essays on Policy Efficacy Revisiting Neoclassical Approaches

    Nikolaos Papanikolaou
    Essays on the Econophysics of Gross and Post-Tax Personal Wage and Salary Income by Race and Gender in the United States during 1996 to 2011

    Christian Schoder
    Essays on investment, debt and macroeconomic dynamics

    Jonas Shaende
    Essays in International Money, The Monetary Order of World Power


    Mona Ahmad Ali
    Asymmetric Returns to U.S. Assets: American Superiority or Accounting Fiction - Essays on U.S. Foreign Direct Investment

    Laura Barbosa de Caravalho
    Economic Growth After the Great Recession: Essays on Structuralist Microeconomics

    Abdolreza Fazeli
    Financing the Welfare State in the OECD Countries

    Alberto Handfas
    Demand Pull, Supply resistance in a Classical Inflation Model

    Muhammed Rashid Memon
    Ethnic Differences in Labor Market Outcomes in Pakistan

    Syed Ali Asjad Naqvi
    Simulating Shocks in Regional Economics: Application of Agent-Based Models in Understanding Natural Disasters

    Michail Nikiforos
    Essays on Income Distribution, Capacity Utilization and Economic Growth

    Miriam Rehm
    Migration and Remittances: An Agent-Based Model

    Hee Young Shin
    Essays on the Causes and Consequences of the Asian Financial Crisis: Financialization, Stagnant Corporate Investment, and Alternative Measures of the Asian Labor Markets

    Prakash Kumar Shrestha
    Monetary Policy, The Banking System and International Reserves in Small Open Economies

    David Stubbs
    Essays in the Stabilization of Financial Markets

    Sheba Tejani
    Three Essays on Employment and Productivity Growth


    Harishchandra Iyer
    Product Coverage and Economic Welfare: Essays on Preferential Trade Liberalization in Developing Asia

    Ali Naqvi
    Simulating Shocks in Regional Economies: Application of Agent-Based Models in Understanding Natural Disasters

    Kidaya Ntoko
    Roads and Development under Dictatorship: A Study of the Democratic Republic of Congo

    Daniel Samaan
    Climate Change Policies and Structural Change - An Empirical Analysis of Employment Impacts

    Ross Tippit
    Modeling Ethical Decisions in a Borrow-Lender Relationship


    Markus Schneider
    Essays on the Statistical Mechanics of the Labor Market and Implications for the Distribution of Earned Income

    Eric Sunol
    Environmental Policies to Enhance Technological Change in the Electricity Sector

    Juan Santarcangelo
    Growth, Employment & Labor Productivity: A Long Run Analysis for the Case of Argentina

    Ilfan Oh
    Essays on Financing Constraints, Corporate Liquidity, and Investment

    Stephen Kinsella
    Essays on the Irish Economy

    Bobo Diallo
    Fiscal Policy, Public Debt Sustainability, and Economic Growth: Theory and Empirical Evidence for Selected sub-Saharan African Countries