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  • Kőszegi, Botond (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
  • Lauga, Dominique Olié (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    In Chapter 1, I propose a model in which consumers base their purchasing decisions upon their recollections of the product quality, and in which firms can use persuasive advertising in order to change these recollections. ...
  • Sodini, Paolo, 1968- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001)
    The thesis is composed of three chapters. The first chapter proposes that financial innovation induces endogenous changes in the composition of market participants, which can both increase the interest rate and reduce the ...
  • Chan, Wesley S. (Wesley Sherwin), 1974- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
    (cont.) Slow information diffusion can cause return momentum. Institutions are thought to be more informed than individuals, and should eliminate return predictability. However, higher institutional ownership is associated ...
  • Mamaysky, Harry (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
  • Makarov, Igor, 1976- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    This thesis consists of three essays in capital markets. The first essay presents a dynamic asset pricing model with heterogeneously informed agents. Unlike previous research, the general case where differential information ...
  • Papanikolaou, Dimitris, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    In the first chapter, I provide evidence that investment-specific technological change is a source of systematic risk. In contrast to neutral productivity shocks, the economy needs to invest to realize the benefits of ...
  • Kogan, Leonid, 1974- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999)
  • Guerrero Compeán, Roberto (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    This dissertation is a collection of three essays on environmental policy and empirical development economics, unified in their underlying inquiry of the welfare effects of climate in Mexico. The first chapter presents ...
  • Rodriguez, Jorge F. (Jorge Federico), 1976- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    This thesis analyzes optimal consumption and portfolio strategy by considering three different extensions to the classic work by Merton (1971). The first chapter considers consumption and strategic asset allocation when ...
  • Barron, Daniel (Daniel Vincent) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    This dissertation explores cooperation when formal contracts and legal institutions are imperfect. The first chapter (co-authored with Isaiah Andrews) considers how a principal allocates business among a group of agents ...
  • Motta Gregori, Adolfo de, 1970- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001)
    This dissertation presents three essays in Corporate Finance. In the first essay, I study managerial incentives in internal capital markets. In particular, I develop a two-tiered agency model to study division managers' ...
  • Mahrt-Smith, Jan K., 1966- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998)
  • Drexler, Alejandro Herman (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    This thesis consists of three essays covering topics in empirical corporate finance with an emphasis on banking relationships and its effect on liquidity constraints and business growth. In particular, it investigates the ...
  • Hadlock, Charles J. (Charles James) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994)
  • Kolasinski, Adam (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    Chi: Subsidiary Debt, Capital Structure, and Internal Capital Markets I investigate external subsidiary debt financing and its implications for internal capital markets. I find that firms tend to finance business segments ...
  • Krishnamurthy, Arvind (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998)
  • Zarutskie, Rebecca Elizabeth, 1976- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    This dissertation is a collection of three essays which address several questions in corporate finance and taxation. The first essay uses a panel dataset of balance sheet and income information, taken from the tax returns ...
  • Shyam-Sunder, Lakshmi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1989)
  • Jain, Anil (Anil Kumar) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Chapter 1 (co-authored with Ali Choudhary) exploits exogenous variation in the amount of public information available to banks about a firm to empirically evaluate the importance of adverse selection in the credit market. ...
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