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  • Padró i Miquel, Gerard (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    This thesis is composed by three independent essays on the limits of political accountability. In the first essay I analyze an extremely stylized model of political agency with two dimensional outcomes. I show that the ...
  • Strumpf, Koleman S. (Koleman Samuel), 1968- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995)
  • García Jimeno, Camilo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    This dissertation consists of three essays. The first chapter is an empirical investigation of social change, looking at the Prohibition Era in the U.S. It explores how the implementation of policies affects the evolution ...
  • León, Alexis, 1977- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    (cont.) observed in several Western countries. Finally, the third chapter evaluates the labor market effects of public subsidies to families with children. Using variation in the level of benefits provided by a policy ...
  • Morsink, James Hubert John (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992)
  • Pinkovskiy, Maxim L (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    This thesis studies topics in public economics in developed and developing countries, including health insurance regulation, public goods provision and inequality and welfare measurement. The first chapter analyzes the ...
  • Washington, Ebonya (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    This thesis consists of three distinct essays in public finance economics. In the first I use the presence of minority candidates on the ballot to test two implications of the spatial theory of voting. I find, contrary to ...
  • Ananat, Elizabeth Oltmans (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    This thesis examines three questions of causality relevant to public finance and labor economics: the effect of racial segregation on city characteristics, the effect of divorce on women's economic outcomes, and the effect ...
  • Anderson, Michael L., Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    This thesis studies the long-term benefits of preschool interventions, the impact of promotions on heart disease, and the effects of light trucks on traffic fatalities. The first chapter examines the long-term effects of ...
  • Bokhari, Sheharyar Javaid (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    This dissertation is a collection of three essays in real estate finance. In the first essay, we observe that between 1985 and 2007, the share of household mortgage debt as a proportion of the total value of housing in the ...
  • Lee, Jaewoo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992)
  • Stegeman, Mark (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987)
  • Shimer, Robert, 1968- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1996)
  • Hawkins, William Blake (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    I investigate search models in which firms wish to employ multiple workers. I first focus on efficiency. One important approach to modeling frictional labor markets is competitive search equilibrium, in which workers direct ...
  • Hinrichs, Peter (Peter Laroy) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    This thesis consists of three essays on the economics of education.The first chapter estimates the effects of participating in the National School Lunch Program in the middle of the 20th century on educational attainment ...
  • Zhang, Hongliang, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    The dissertation consists of three essays studying the economics of education and program evaluation. Chapter 1 examines the impact of attending a magnet school on student achievement using school admissions lotteries in ...
  • Aura, Saku P., 1971- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001)
    The first essay of this thesis studies within-family decision making regarding investment in income protection for surviving spouses using a simple and tractable Nash-bargaining model. A change in US pension law (the ...
  • Shapiro, Bradley T. (Bradley Thomas) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    This dissertation comprises of three chapters, each exploring different issues in the industrial organization of the pharmaceutical industry. In the first chapter, I study the effects of television advertising of antidepressants ...
  • Gertner, Robert H (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1986)
  • Sin, Jessica M., 1975- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    This dissertation consists of three chapters in which I address metaphysical and epistemological issues that arise in psychiatry, with particular attention paid to anti-psychiatric concerns. In Chapter 1, I consider three ...
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