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  • Bergstresser, Daniel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
    This thesis is a collection of three essays analyzing the economic effects of taxation, market structure, and the regulatory environment on financial markets, focusing in particular on financial intermediaries such as banks ...
  • McKie, Allison Nicole (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    This thesis presents three empirical essays on the teacher labor market. Chapter one exploits the exogenous variation in teacher pay arising from state-mandated pay increases to identify the causal effect of teacher pay ...
  • ÅŒhashi, Kazuhiko (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993)
  • Kouri, Pentti Juha Kalervo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1975)
  • Srivastava, Sanjay (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1982)
  • Smith, Christopher Lane (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    This dissertation consists of three chapters on the youth and low-skilled labor markets. In Chapter 1, I show that teen employment is significantly more responsive than adult employment to immigration, and that growth in ...
  • Levchenko, Andrei A., 1977- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    This thesis is a collection of essays on the effects of trade and capital flows in developing countries. Chapter 1 starts with the observation that institutions - contract enforcement, property rights, investor protection, ...
  • Shapiro, Joseph S (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    The first chapter of this thesis uses a general equilibrium model of trade and the environment to investigate two questions. First, how do the gains from trade compare against the environmental costs of trade? Trade can ...
  • Obizhaeva, Anna (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    This thesis consists of three chapters that investigate the complex relation between security prices and trades of market participants. In the first chapter, I study the evolution of stock prices after trades with different ...
  • Struben, Jeroen J. R (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    Technology transitions require the formation of a self-sustaining market through alignment of consumers' interests, producers' capabilities, infrastructure development, and regulations. In this research I develop a broad ...
  • Simsek, Alp (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    This thesis consists of four essays about "uncertainty" and how markets deal with it. Uncertainty is about subjective beliefs, and thus it often comes with heterogeneous beliefs that may be present temporarily or even ...
  • Klibanoff, Peter (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994)
  • Charpie, Richard Alan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1979)
  • Kirwan, Barrett E., 1974- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    This thesis investigates the unintended consequences of government policy, specifically policy meant to benefit agricultural producers. The first chapter asks how agricultural subsidies affect farmland rental rates. Chapter ...
  • Zaretsky, M. (Marina) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    In the first part of the thesis we combine ideas from cutting plane and interior point methods to solve variational inequality problems efficiently. In particular, we introduce "smarter" cuts into two general methods for ...
  • Samel, Hiram M (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    Economic liberalization has brought a widespread belief that strengthening supply-side institutions is not only a necessary condition but also a sufficient one for economic and technological development. Yet uneven growth ...
  • Hill, Benjamin Mako, 1980- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    Although some examples of Internet-based collaborative "peer production" -- like Wikipedia and Linux -- build large volunteer communities and high-quality information goods, the vast majority of attempts at peer production ...
  • Lyle, David S. (David Stephen), 1971- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    This dissertation consists of four empirical studies, each using military-induced variation to examine various aspects of human capital production and the U.S. labor market. The first two chapters study the effects of ...
  • Hajian, Paul (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1982)
    This thesis is a beginning toward working with the qualities we find in the places we love - those essences which make space place. Why? In order to learn, we must experience these directly - they change in us - and then ...
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