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  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
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