In his dissertation ‘Integrating Genetics into Economics’, Eric Slob developed and compared some methods that can be used in genoeconomics, and showed through empirical studies how genetically informed study designs can give new insights to economists. The methods developed and compared in this dissertation foster the use of genes as instrumental variables and help further the understanding of genetic relationships across socio-economically relevant characteristics. The main empirical applications in this dissertations concern smoking behaviour, entrepreneurship, and the structure of the brain.
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In his dissertation 'Essays on Ownership Structures, Corporate Finance Policies and Financial Reporting Decisions’, Sereeparp Anantavrasilp covers empirical analyses in the fields of corporate governance, corporate finance and accounting conservatism – as well as the relationships between them. The impact of the global financial crisis is also a key theme that runs through each of the three studies.