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  • Chang, Tom Y., 1976- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    This thesis explores the impact of individual decision making on the functioning of firms and markets. The first chapter examines how deviations from strict rationality by individuals impact the market for consumer goods. ...
  • Papastaikoudi, Ioanna, 1977- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    This thesis consists of three chapters of independent but related work that investigate theoretically and empirically the organizational forms of delegated portfolio management. The first chapter proposes a theory of the ...
  • Hanna, Rema (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    This thesis is a collection of three empirical essays on economic development and environmental economics. Chapter 1 measures the response of U.S. based multinational firms to the Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA), which ...
  • Chen, Daniel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    (cont.) social activities. These results are unlikely to be driven by omitted environmental variables: social violence increases fastest where participation in Koran study also increases the fastest, and this is not true ...
  • Breierova, Lucia, 1976- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    This dissertation brings together three essays on the relationship between education, health, and family structure in developing countries. The first essay studies the impact of the AIDS epidemic on children's schooling ...
  • Carvalho, Irineu E. (Irineu Evangelista), 1971- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
  • Keniston, Daniel Eben (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    Chapter 1 looks at the empirical estimation of the welfare impacts of bargaining. Bargaining for retail goods is common in developing countries, but rare in the developed world. The welfare implications of this difference ...
  • Ramalho, Rita Maria, 1975- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    This thesis is a collection of three essays on development economics and finance. The first chapter studies the 1992 presidential impeachment in Brazil to evaluate the impact of an anti-corruption drive on politically ...
  • Datta, Saugato (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    This thesis is a collection of three empirical essays on issues in economic development, with a focus ,on political economy and the labor market in India. Chapter 1] analyzes the effect of television coverage on political ...
  • Linden, Leigh L., 1975- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    (cont.) The remedial education program hires young women from the community to provide remedial assistance to third and fourth grade children who have fallen behind their peers. The program is extremely cheap (five dollars ...
  • Kwon, Suehyun (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    This thesis examines three models of dynamic contracting. The first model is a model of dynamic moral hazard with partially persistent states, and the second model considers relational contracts when the states are partially ...
  • Cao, Dân (Dân Vuʺ) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    This thesis consists of three chapters studying dynamic economies in general equilibrium. The first chapter considers an economy in business cycles with potentially imperfect financial markets. The second chapter investigates ...
  • He, Hua (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1990)
  • Harding, Matthew C (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    This dissertation develops new econometric procedures for the analysis of high-dimensional datasets commonly encountered in finance, macroeconomics or industrial organization. First, I show that traditional approaches to ...
  • Feigenberg, Benjamin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    The first chapter of this dissertation examines the market for private school. Private school market shares are rising steadily in many developing countries, but we have a limited understanding of how private schools set ...
  • Dell, Melissa (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    This thesis examines three topics. The first chapter, entitled "Persistent Effects of Peru's Mining Mita" utilizes regression discontinuity to examine the long-run impacts of the mita, an extensive forced mining labor ...
  • Chincarini, Ludwig Boris (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995)
  • Zabai, Anna (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    In the first chapter, I explore the role of coordination problems and self-fulfilling beliefs as drivers of sovereign default risk. I employ global-game techniques to induce a unique equilibrium. Along the unique equilibrium, ...
  • Krajnyák, Kornélia (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
    In Chapter 1, we estimate equilibrium dollar wages for 15 transition economies of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and the former Soviet Union. Equilibrium dollar wages are interpreted as full employment wages consistent ...
  • Swanson, Ashley (Ashley Terese) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    The first chapter analyzes incentives and quality in hospitals with physician-investors. Proponents of physician ownership argue that it improves care; opponents claim that physician-investors "cherry-pick" profitable ...
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