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  • Peters, Michael (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    Chapter 1 contains a theory of misallocation. In contrast to a recent literature where misallocation stems from imperfect input markets, I study an economy with non-competitive output markets. This change of focus has two ...
  • Guerrieri, Veronica (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    In Chapter 1, I study the efficiency properties of competitive search equilibria in economies with informational asymmetries. Employers and workers are both risk-neutral and ex-ante homogeneous. I characterize an equilibrium ...
  • Li, Danielle (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    This dissertation consists of four chapters exploring how organizations inform and distort the implementation of public policy in two empirical settings. Chapters 1 and 2 study the non-market allocation of research funding ...
  • He, Ruimin, 1981- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    This dissertation presents four distinct essays. Mutually beneficial deals between government officials and merchants have negative social externalities, motivating policies to reduce this form of corruption. Chapter 1 ...
  • Bruegemann, Bjoren Axel, 1974- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    The stringency of employment protection regulations varies substantially across countries. This thesis studies three mechanisms that can help explain the extent and persistence of this variation. The first chapter explores ...
  • Roh, Jungho (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    This dissertation explores two main puzzles. First, why do some countries have more generous welfare policies than others? Second, why do some people support welfare policies more than others? This collection of essays ...
  • Zermeño Vallés, Luis G. (Luis Guillermo) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    This dissertation studies the problem of motivating an expert to help a principal take a decision. The first chapter examines a principal-expert model in which the only source of friction is that the expert must be induced ...
  • Bikard, Michaël (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    Scientific research frequently generates tremendous economic value. Yet, this value tends to be elusive and public and private organizations often struggle to obtain returns from their investment in science. This dissertation, ...
  • Ramírez Verdugo, Arturo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    This dissertation consists of three papers studying how firms allocate real and financial capital, and how taxes, the labor market and asymmetric information affect these allocation decisions. The first paper studies the ...
  • Xue, Yanfeng, 1974- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    (cont.) around thresholds do convey information about a firm's future performance, firms with a higher degree of information asymmetry between the management and investors are more likely to use this signaling mechanism, ...
  • Hopman, Carl, 1973- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    This thesis explores different aspects of the relation between orders submitted (or the trades they generate) and price changes over time. The second chapter provides descriptive evidence of the order flow in the French ...
  • Saitō, Makoto (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992)
  • Judson, Ruth A (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994)
  • Furman, Jeffrey L (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
    This dissertation consists of three essays that examine the role of location in fundamental issues in strategy and international management. The first essay estimates the locus of profitability in four OECD countries and ...
  • Ruivivar, Renee Johanna S. (Renee Johanna Samantela) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1997)
  • Castillo, Marci K (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1997)
  • Cohen, Moshe Aharon (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    The three chapters which comprise my thesis are a collection of essays on the analysis of the corporate governance and airline markets and of the federal appellate structure. In Chapter 1, I use a discrete choice framework ...
  • 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)
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