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  • Nguyen, Hoai-Luu; Greenstone, Michael, 1968-; Mas, Alexandre (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This thesis consists of three chapters on banking and local credit markets. The first chapter studies the relationship between bank-specific capital and credit access in a new setting: bank branch closings in markets where ...
  • Wolitzky, Alexander (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    The thesis consists of four essays on bargaining and repeated games. The first essay studies whether allowing players to sign binding contracts governing future play leads to reputation effects in repeated games with ...
  • Valdés, Rodrigo O. (Rodrigo Osvaldo) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1996)
  • Marquez, Robert Samuel, 1968- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998)
  • Ralston, Laura R. (Laura Rosalind) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    This dissertation consists of three chapters on topics relating to conflict, social cooperation and development economics. Several studies have identified the impact of adverse economic shocks on civil conflict using ...
  • Cho, Edward Ku (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    This dissertation is a collection of three empirical essays in industrial organization using data from an anonymous retailer. All these chapters examine some facet of consumer behavior. The first chapter estimates demand ...
  • Giacomelli, Drausio S., 1966- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998)
  • Copelman, Martina (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994)
  • Gottlieb, Daniel, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    This thesis is a collection of essays on contract theory and behavioral economics. Chapter 1 proposes a model of choice under risk based on imperfect memory and self-deception. The model assumes that people have preferences ...
  • Ke, Rongzhu (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    Chapter 1 develops a non-parametric methodology for identifying contract optimality in the presence of moral hazard. Following the first order approach, a standard method of computing optimal contracts, the paper first ...
  • Chassang, Sylvain Guillaume (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    This thesis is a collection of essays on coordination and learning in dynamic cooperation games. Chapter One begins by establishing results which are required in order to extend the global games approach to settings where ...
  • Bao, Jack (Jack C.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    This thesis consists of three empirical essays on corporate bonds, examining the role of both credit risk and liquidity. In the first chapter, I test the ability of structural models of default to price corporate bonds in ...
  • Li, Shan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994)
  • Bhandari, Tara Kumari (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    This thesis consists of two essays examining the roles of corporate governance and investor disagreement, respectively, in the performance and stock market valuations of firms. In the first chapter, I demonstrate that the ...
  • Xu, Yu; Chen, Hui; Yang, Jun; Passadore, Juan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This thesis consists of three chapters on debt markets. In chapter 1, I consider the interaction between domestic banking and growth in a DSGE model of sovereign default in order to address (i) the joint existence of ...
  • Cole, Shawn (Shawn Allen) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    This thesis is a collection of three empirical essays on economic development and finance. Chapter 1 examines how politicians influence the lending decisions of government owned- banks, particularly whether government ...
  • Ruthbah, Ummul Hasanath (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    This dissertation is a collection of three independent papers in empirical development economics. The first chapter studies the effect of a family planning program in Bangladesh, which successfully reduced fertility, on ...
  • Fischer, Gregory M. (Gregory Mark) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    This thesis consists of three essays that examine investment choices in less developed countries. Chapter 1 examines how the structure of existing microfinance contracts may discourage risky but high-expected return ...
  • Thompkins, Allison V. (Allison Victoria) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    This dissertation consists of three essays which examine the impact of public policy on labor market outcomes of those with disabilities. The first essay analyzes a microlending program for people with disabilities in ...
  • Wolf, Holger C (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992)
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