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  • Peck, Jennifer Randolph (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    This thesis examines three topics in the political economy of global oil markets and the development of resource-rich countries. The first chapter examines the effect of Saudi Arabia's crude pricing policies on the political ...
  • Chandler, Dana, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    This thesis explores the economics of online labor markets. The first paper evaluates a market intervention that sought to improve efficiency within the world's largest online labor market. The second paper provides an ...
  • Frois, Christian (Christian David), 1970- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
  • Ghosh, Indradeep, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    This thesis is a collection of two essays on open economy macroeconomics. The first essay is on imperfect asset substitutability and current account dynamics. It is divided into four chapters. The first chapter in this ...
  • Zitzewitz, Eric (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001)
    This thesis is a collection of essays on organizational economics and finance-related topics. Firms and individuals who sell opinions may bias their reports for either behavioral or strategic reasons. Chapter 1 proposes a ...
  • Rantakari, Heikki (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    This thesis consists of three theoretical essays that examine the role of organizational architecture in facilitating organizational adaptation to a changing environment. Chapter 1 develops a model of coordinated adaptation ...
  • Powell, Michael Leslie (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    The first chapter examines the interaction of heterogeneous firms in a competitive market in which firms motivate their workers using relational incentive contracts. In the steady-state rational-expectations equilibrium, ...
  • Padró i Miquel, Gerard (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    This thesis is composed by three independent essays on the limits of political accountability. In the first essay I analyze an extremely stylized model of political agency with two dimensional outcomes. I show that the ...
  • Strumpf, Koleman S. (Koleman Samuel), 1968- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995)
  • García Jimeno, Camilo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    This dissertation consists of three essays. The first chapter is an empirical investigation of social change, looking at the Prohibition Era in the U.S. It explores how the implementation of policies affects the evolution ...
  • León, Alexis, 1977- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    (cont.) observed in several Western countries. Finally, the third chapter evaluates the labor market effects of public subsidies to families with children. Using variation in the level of benefits provided by a policy ...
  • Morsink, James Hubert John (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992)
  • Pinkovskiy, Maxim L (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    This thesis studies topics in public economics in developed and developing countries, including health insurance regulation, public goods provision and inequality and welfare measurement. The first chapter analyzes the ...
  • Washington, Ebonya (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    This thesis consists of three distinct essays in public finance economics. In the first I use the presence of minority candidates on the ballot to test two implications of the spatial theory of voting. I find, contrary to ...
  • Ananat, Elizabeth Oltmans (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    This thesis examines three questions of causality relevant to public finance and labor economics: the effect of racial segregation on city characteristics, the effect of divorce on women's economic outcomes, and the effect ...
  • Anderson, Michael L., Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    This thesis studies the long-term benefits of preschool interventions, the impact of promotions on heart disease, and the effects of light trucks on traffic fatalities. The first chapter examines the long-term effects of ...
  • Bokhari, Sheharyar Javaid (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    This dissertation is a collection of three essays in real estate finance. In the first essay, we observe that between 1985 and 2007, the share of household mortgage debt as a proportion of the total value of housing in the ...
  • Lee, Jaewoo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992)
  • Stegeman, Mark (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987)
  • Shimer, Robert, 1968- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1996)
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