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  • Cao, Dân (Dân Vuʺ) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    This thesis consists of three chapters studying dynamic economies in general equilibrium. The first chapter considers an economy in business cycles with potentially imperfect financial markets. The second chapter investigates ...
  • He, Hua (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1990)
  • Harding, Matthew C (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    This dissertation develops new econometric procedures for the analysis of high-dimensional datasets commonly encountered in finance, macroeconomics or industrial organization. First, I show that traditional approaches to ...
  • Feigenberg, Benjamin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    The first chapter of this dissertation examines the market for private school. Private school market shares are rising steadily in many developing countries, but we have a limited understanding of how private schools set ...
  • Dell, Melissa (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    This thesis examines three topics. The first chapter, entitled "Persistent Effects of Peru's Mining Mita" utilizes regression discontinuity to examine the long-run impacts of the mita, an extensive forced mining labor ...
  • Chincarini, Ludwig Boris (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995)
  • Zabai, Anna (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    In the first chapter, I explore the role of coordination problems and self-fulfilling beliefs as drivers of sovereign default risk. I employ global-game techniques to induce a unique equilibrium. Along the unique equilibrium, ...
  • Krajnyák, Kornélia (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
    In Chapter 1, we estimate equilibrium dollar wages for 15 transition economies of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and the former Soviet Union. Equilibrium dollar wages are interpreted as full employment wages consistent ...
  • Swanson, Ashley (Ashley Terese) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    The first chapter analyzes incentives and quality in hospitals with physician-investors. Proponents of physician ownership argue that it improves care; opponents claim that physician-investors "cherry-pick" profitable ...
  • Blank, John J. (John Jerome) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995)
  • Tirole, Jean (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1981)
  • Usami, Yasuo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1983)
  • Rothschild, Michael, 1942- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1969)
  • Crawford, Vincent Paul (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1976)
  • Duflo, Esther, 1972- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999)
  • 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 ...
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