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  • Haugh, Martin B. (Martin Brendan), 1971- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001)
    This thesis consists of three essays that apply techniques of operations research to problems in financial engineering. In particular, we study problems in portfolio optimization and options pricing. The first essay is ...
  • Ferrell, Frank Allen (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    In the first essay, we investigate which provisions, among a set of twenty-four governance provisions followed by the Investor Responsibility Research Center (IRRC), are correlated with firm value and stockholder returns. ...
  • Hussam, Reshmaan Nahar (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This thesis is a compilation of three empirical studies exploring significant but underexamined health and development challenges of the late 20th and early 21st centuries in South Asia. Chapter One investigates the effects ...
  • Sacarny, Adam Jon (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    The first chapter studies how incentives drive adoption by looking at a technology that generates revenue for hospitals: the practice of submitting detailed documentation about patients. After a 2008 reform, hospitals were ...
  • Panousi, Vasia (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    This thesis studies the macroeconomics of incomplete markets. Chapter 1 studies the effects of capital taxation in a dynamic heterogeneous-agent economy with uninsurable entrepreneurial risk. Unlike either the complete-markets ...
  • Leao, Joao, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    This dissertation consists of three chapters in Industrial Economics. Chapter 1 is the product of joint work with Filippo Balestrieri. In chapter 1 we examine the use of lotteries among horizontal differentiated goods as ...
  • Jang, Youngjun, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    The first chapter investigates the effects of technological advances on the retail gasoline market. Since 2008, a Korean government website has posted daily prices of all gasoline stations. Combined with the rapid increase ...
  • Schulstad, Paul (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995)
  • Bhagwati, Jagdish N., 1934- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1967)
  • Jones, Geraint Paul (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    This thesis is a collection of three essays on exchange rate policies and international capital flows in emerging markets. The first chapter examines the theoretical foundations of the "fear of floating" that has been ...
  • Mora, Nada, 1976- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    This thesis is a collection of three empirical essays in international finance. The first chapter studies the transmission of monetary policy through the lending channel in a partially dollarized banking system. Taking ...
  • Romalis, John (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001)
    This thesis is a collection of essays on the effect of trade costs on international trade. Chapter 1 derives and empirically examines how factor proportions determine the structure of commodity trade when international ...
  • Rodrigues Adão, Rodrigo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    This thesis develops empirical methodologies to investigate the effect of globalization on welfare and inequality both between- and within-countries. The first essay proposes a Roy-like model where workers are heterogeneous ...
  • Sheets, D. Nathan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993)
  • Watts, Timothy M (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    This dissertation consists of three essays in empirical labor and health economics. The first chapter examines how the amount of time devoted to a leisure activity varies in response to temporary changes in the price of ...
  • Michaels, Guy, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    My dissertation is a collection of three essays that consider various aspects of income inequality and the demand for skill. The first chapter uses the advent of the US Interstate Highway System to examine the effect of ...
  • Pallais, Amanda Dawn (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    This dissertation consists of three chapters on topics in labor economics. In the first chapter, I present a model in which firms under-invest in hiring novice workers because they don't receive the full benefit of discovering ...
  • Williams, Tyler (Tyler Kenneth) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    I addressed three questions in Labor Economics, using experimental and quasi-experimental variation to determine causality. In the first chapter, I ask whether playing longer in the NFL increases mortality in retirement. ...
  • Scognamiglio, Annalisa (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    This thesis consists of three empirical contributions to the applied microeconomics literature. The first chapter shows that there is substantial geographical variation in the use of cesarean sections in Italy. Such variation ...
  • Chang, Howard Fenghau (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992)
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