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  • An epidemiological study of haemosporidian infections in blue tits (Cyanistes caeruleus) and great tits (Parus major) along an elevation gradient 

    Lewis, Jessica (University of ExeterCollege of Life and Environmental Sciences, 2016-11-10)
    Climate characteristics are expected to play a decisive role in determining vector-mediated disease epidemiology (Mills et al. 2010). However, clear predictions on the responses of parasites to climatic changes are lacking ...
  • Epigenetic Modification of mitochondrial genes in Alzheimer's disease (AD) 

    Devall, Matthew Adrian Michael (University of ExeterUEMS, 2017-04-19)
    Alzheimer’s disease is a chronic, neurodegenerative disease characterised by amyloid plaque accumulation, neurofibrillary tangles and eventual neuronal cell loss. The complex aetiology exhibited in late-onset Alzheimer’s ...
  • 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 ...
  • Esoteric Quantization, The Esoteric Imagination in David Bohm's Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics 

    Fernandez, Gustavo Orlando (University of ExeterHumanities, 2016-01-15)
    This thesis aims to explore the relationship between the science, the philosophy and the esoteric imagination of the American physicist David Bohm (1917-1992). Bohm is recognized as one of the most brilliant physicists ...
  • Essays in Development Economics 

    Odewunmi, Samuel Oluwafemi (University of ExeterEconomics, 2015-12-18)
    The first paper examines the crop composition effects in 50 African countries from 1960 to 2013. The paper aims to assess the effects of climate extremes and other non-climate-related factors on major agricultural outputs ...
  • Essays in Dishonesty 

    Grimshaw, Shaun Brian (University of ExeterBusiness School, 2017-09-21)
    This thesis describes three different experiments investigating dishonesty. Chapter one investigates the use of default values and prompts in a tax filing system. Pre-populated fields simplify the process of filing taxes, ...
  • 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 in Financial Time Series 

    Lee, Seonhwi (University of ExeterDepartment of Economics, 2015-08-06)
    This thesis consists of three essays on topics in financial time series with particular emphases on specification testing, structural breaks and long memory. The first essay develops an asymptotically valid specification ...
  • 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 Diversification 

    Zhu, Xinlin (University of ExeterFinance department of Business Schoool, 2016-09-23)
    This thesis consists of three empirical essays on corporate diversification. The first empirical study (Chapter 2) examines the relationship between coinsurance across divisional investment opportunities and the value of ...
  • 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 Earnings Strings in Capital Markets 

    Rueangsuwan, Sarayut (University of ExeterAccounting, 2016-10-25)
    This study is motivated by the observed valuation premiums given to firms that meet or beat earnings thresholds. The extensive literature on meeting or beating earnings benchmarks documents that firms tend to report profits, ...
  • Essays on Economic Growth, Public Expenditure and Telecommunication Infrastructure 

    Jarupasin, Kritchasorn (University of ExeterEconomics, 2016-11-23)
    This thesis consists of four studies, presented in three main essays, empirically linking economic growth to public expenditure and telecommunication infrastructure using four different sample groups of countries with data ...
  • 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 ...