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  • Enzymatic Activity of the Four Human Glutathione S-Transferase PI Variants Towards Nitrosourea Anticancer Drugs 

    Diogo Martins Vaz Haley, Ana Rita (University of ExeterBiosciences, 2013-01-07)
    Glutathione S-transferases (GST) are a superfamily of detoxifying enzymes present in most life forms. They catalyse the conjugation of the tripeptide glutathione (GSH) to a wide variety of exogenous and endogenous compounds ...
  • The Episcopate of Bishop Benson 1877-1883 and the beginnings of Truro Diocese and Cathedral: The Umbrella and the Duck. 

    Miller, David George (University of ExeterCollege of Humanities, 2012-06-08)
    The first Bishop of Truro, Edward White Benson, saw the building of a Cathedral as the centre piece of his vision for Cornwall. The foundation stones were laid in May 1880, only three years after his enthronement. The ...
  • Equal possibilities not restricted opportunity: A critical reflection on the experiences of ‘Vocational’ transition within the context of post-16 sports education 

    Aldous, David Charles Rhys (University of ExeterSport and Health Sciences, 2010-12-03)
    This PhD study explores the transitional experiences of working class students between institutions of Further Education and Higher Education within the field of post-16 sports education. It draws its empirical illustration ...
  • Essays in Economic Theory 

    Yi, Hyun Chang (University of ExeterEconomics, 2014-03-31)
    This dissertation consists of three research papers on cheap talk game and satisficing behaviour. The first chapter examines the potential for communication via cheap talk between an expert and a decision maker whose type ...
  • Essays in Financial Economics 

    Bova, Giuseppe (University of ExeterEconomics, 2013-06-13)
    We present in this thesis three distinct models in Financial Economics. In the first chapter we present a pure exchange economy model with collateral constraints in the spirit of Kiyotaki and Moore (1997). As a first ...
  • Essays on Communication and Behaviour Under Risk and Ambiguity 

    Marimo, Pricilla (University of ExeterEconomics, 2013-10-04)
    This dissertation consists of three chapters focusing on behaviour under risk and ambiguity. The first chapter analysed the best method to communicate risk information to weather forecast users whilst the last two analysed ...
  • Essays on Corporate Risk Management 

    Isin, Adnan Anil (University of ExeterBusiness School, 2013-10-14)
    This thesis examines operational and financial implications of jet fuel risk management. The first element of the thesis use global sample of 54 airline companies from 2000 to 2012, resulting in 411 firm-year observations. ...
  • Essays on Fiscal Policy and Political Economy 

    Achury-Forero, Carolina (University of ExeterEconomics, 2013-06-12)
    This thesis consists of three essays concerned with endogenous fiscal policy and its interaction with political economy constraints. The first essay presented in Chapter 2 examines the cyclical behavior of endogenous ...
  • Essays on Insider Trading and Financial Reporting Discretion 

    Tsoligkas, Fanis (University of ExeterUniversity of Exeter Business School - Xfi Centre for Finance and Investment, 2014-10-17)
    This thesis presents three empirical studies investigating the capital market effects of the interplay between financial reporting discretion and insider trading. The empirical studies contribute to the emerging accounting ...
  • Essays on Interaction Between Monetary and Fiscal Policy 

    Bai, Yuting (University of ExeterEconomics, 2013-10-03)
    This thesis consists of three essays on the discretionary interactions of fiscal and monetary policy authorities when they stabilise a single economy against shocks in the dynamic setting. In the first essay, I investigate ...
  • Essays on Liquidity Risk and Banking Fragility, Dynamic Depositor Discipline and Information Disclosure: An Empirical Analysis on the East Asian Banks 

    Sahul Hamid, Fazelina (University of ExeterBusiness School, 2012-04-27)
    This thesis contains three empirical essays in banking. The empirical analyses focus on the role of information in banking. This will be done by analyzing the effectiveness of three types of signals that are sent by banks. ...
  • Essays on long memory time series and fractional cointegration 

    Algarhi, Amr Saber Ibrahim (University of ExeterThe Business School, 2013-04-30)
    The dissertation considers an indirect approach for the estimation of the cointegrating parameters, in the sense that the estimators are jointly constructed along with estimating other nuisance parameters. This approach ...
  • Essays on Monetary Policy 

    Himmels, Christoph (University of ExeterEconomics, 2012-08-06)
    This thesis consists of three essays on optimal monetary policy. In the first essay I study time-consistent monetary policy in an small open economy model with incomplete financial markets. I demonstrate the existence of ...
  • Essays on redistributive policies and household finance with heterogeneous agents 

    Hubar, Sylwia Patrycja (University of ExeterDepartment of Economics, 2013-01-08)
    The overall objective of the thesis is to investigate needs and incentives of all income/wealth groups in order to explore ways and means to remedy the excessive economic inequality. A closer examination of individual ...
  • Essays on Stock Return Predictability and Corporate Payout Policy 

    Garcia Ares, Pedro Angel (University of ExeterXfi Centre for Finance and Investment, 2014-09-01)
    This dissertation studies the effect of the changes in corporate dividend policy on the predictability of stock returns. The first two chapters re-visit the question of what drives stock returns after controlling for these ...
  • Essays on Taxation, Economic Growth and Fluctuations 

    Jungyeoun, Lee (University of ExeterEconomics, 2013-09-27)
    The first chapter studies the stabilizing role of fiscal policy. We particularly emphasize the role played by the assumption on the use of public expenditure. We find that if wasteful government expenditure is assumed in ...
  • Essays On The Value Premium 

    Dewidar, Omar Aly (University of ExeterFinance, 2013-11-29)
    Value premium, which is the return difference between value and growth stocks, is one of the most important asset pricing anomalies. Value stocks tend to have more returns than growth stocks. And though, researchers agree ...
  • Essays on Trading Strategies and Long Memory 

    Rambaccussing, Dooruj (University of ExeterEconomics, 2012-02-09)
    Present value based asset pricing models are explored empirically in this thesis. Three contributions are made. First, it is shown that a market timing strategy may be implemented in an excessively volatile market such as ...
  • Establishing the mangrove killifish, Kryptolebias marmoratus, as a model species for developmental biology 

    Mourabit, Sulayman (University of ExeterBiosciences, College of Life & Environmental Sciences, 2012-11-22)
    The mangrove killifish, Kryptolebias marmoratus, has the potential of becoming a strong model organism for a range of biological disciplines thanks to its ability to self-fertilise, a process only known to occur in ...
  • Ethics, Journeys and Wine: Investigating the Discourses of Fairtrade and Black Economic Empowerment through Wine Networks from South Africa to the UK 

    Herman, Agatha (University of ExeterGeography, 2010-01-11)
    This thesis investigates how discourses of fairness and empowerment are variously constructed and carried within networks of South African Fairtrade wine production. Fairness and empowerment have emerged as central discourses ...