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  • 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 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)
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