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  • Chan, Kin Wai, 1975- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    This thesis consists of three essays on various topics in empirical financial studies. In Chapter 1, I study the profitability of momentum trading from evidence in mutual fund performance. I find that mutual funds that ...
  • Kumar, Pavithra Kamakshi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    The first chapter in my thesis investigates the association between selected hedge fund characteristics and persistence in performance over time. Analyzing TASS data from 1996-2006, I observe a positive correlation between ...
  • Lim, Terence M. (Terence Meng-Jake), 1967- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998)
  • Prescott, James J. (James Jondall) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    This thesis, which consists of three essays, uses empirical methods to study questions in criminal procedure and employment antidiscrimination law. The first chapter measures the consequences for offenders of expanding ...
  • Lem, Jacklin Chou (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    This dissertation, which is a collection of three essays, uses empirical methods to study questions at the intersection of law and economics. The first chapter, co-authored with Joshua Fischman, explores how supervision ...
  • Simon, John A. (John Albert), 1971- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
  • Guiteras, Raymond P (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    This thesis consists of three essays addressing open empirical questions in applied microeconomics. Chapter 1 attempts to quantify the impact of climate change on Indian agriculture. I use historical data on past yearly ...
  • Lumer, Gerald B. (Gerald Benjamin) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995)
  • Reguant-Rido, Mar (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    In this thesis, I explore issues related to energy and environmental markets. In the first chapter, I examine the benefits of complementary bidding mechanisms used in electricity auctions. I develop a model of complex ...
  • Nanda, Ramana (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    There is growing belief that countries with better financing environments are associated with higher economic growth because they facilitate entrepreneurship and hence the Schumpeterian process of 'creative destruction'. ...
  • Deryugina, Tatyana (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    This thesis examines various aspects of environmental economics. The first chapter estimates how individuals' beliefs about climate change are affected by local weather fluctuations. Climate change is a one-time uncertain ...
  • Healy, Andrew J (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    This thesis is a collection of three essays on economic development and experimental economics. In Chapter 1, I present experimental evidence about how Thais treat information from domestic and foreign sources. Thai students ...
  • Baily, Walter Toshihide (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995)
  • Kocatulum, Emre (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    Chapter 1 is the product of joint work with Ferhat Akbas and it provides a behavioral explanation for monthly negative serial correlation in stock returns. For the first time in the literature, this work reports that only ...
  • Mitra, Indrajit (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This dissertation consist of three essays. In the first essay, I examine optimal dynamic contracting between risk-averse investors and firm insiders in a dynamic general-equilibrium model with heterogeneous firms. The ...
  • Ru, Hong, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This thesis considers three empirical essays on financial economics. The first chapter examines the effect of government credit on firm investment, employment, debt, profitability, and survival by using unique data from ...
  • Severino Díaz, Felipe (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    This thesis consists of three empirical essays in financial economics, examining the consequences of imperfect financial markets for households, small business and house prices. In the first chapter (co-authored with Meta ...
  • Mitton, Todd V. (Todd Victor), 1966- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
  • Iskoz, Sergey (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    This thesis consists of three essays on various topics in Financial Economics. Underwriter analysts issue recommendations that are on average more favorable than recommendations of other analysts. In Chapter 1, I investigate ...
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