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  • Lester, Ashley (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    This thesis is a collection of three theoretical essays on institutions and economic growth. Chapter 1 considers a particular institution: ethnicity. Ethnic, religious and tribal divisions are empirically associated with ...
  • Mundell, Robert A (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1956)
  • Jones, Ronald Winthrop, 1931- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1956)
  • Loury, Glenn Cartman (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1976)
  • Brown, David Walton (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    This thesis consists of three essays that examine household responses to state unemployment insurance (UI) generosity across spells of unemployment, with a particular emphasis on the role of liquidity constraints. Enacted ...
  • Andrews, Isaiah Smith (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Economic researchers and policymakers need reliable tools both to estimate economic relationships and to measure the uncertainty surrounding their estimates. Unfortunately, economic data sometimes contains limited information ...
  • Arida, Pérsio (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992)
  • Hwang, Youngjin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    This thesis consists of three essays on aggregate and individual consumption fluctuations. Chapter 1 develops a quantitative model to explore aggregate and individual consumption dynamics when the income process exhibits ...
  • Schorr, Raphael Avram, 1976- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    Runway and airspace congestion are the primary causes of flight delays in the US. These delays cost airlines and airline customers billions of dollars per year. This thesis consists of two essays. The first essay focuses ...
  • Di Maggio, Marco, 1985- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    In Chapter 1, I explore how speculators can destabilize financial markets by amplifying negative shocks in periods of market turmoil, and confirm the main predictions of the theoretical analysis using data on money market ...
  • Davidoff, Thomas, 1971- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
    Chapter 1 For most US households, labor income is the most important source of wealth and housing is the most important risky asset. A natural intuition is thus that households whose incomes covary relatively strongly with ...
  • Jousten, Alain, 1972- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998)
  • Ghosh, Sourobh (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    After calls for a common terminology to unify the highly distributed literature on engineering design, this thesis develops and presents an emergent framework for the novel description and reconceptualization of the standard ...
  • Shin, Sung-Hwan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993)
  • Fischer, Stanley (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1969)
  • Ramada, Paula Cristina (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1997)
  • Broner, Fernando A. (Fernando Ariel), 1970- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
    This thesis studies four different aspects of balance of payments crises. Chapter l provides a dynamic asymmetric-information model of the timing of crises. It focuses on investors' learning process and its interaction ...
  • Erel, Isil (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    This thesis consists of two chapters that investigate two important issues in banking of the past decade: the effect of banking consolidation on the borrowers and the regulatory capital requirements for banks. The first ...
  • Rajan, Raghuram (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1991)
  • Paravisini, Daniel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    The first essay provides evidence that banks are liquidity constrained and hold private information about borrowers that hinders substitution of financing sources. Using loan level data from a public credit bureau and ...
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