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  • Basker, Emek, 1970- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
    This dissertation consists of three chapters. The first chapter explores the effect of Wal-Mart expansion on local retail employment. The phenomenal expansion of Wal-Mart provides a clean case for studying the labor-market ...
  • Broda, Christian M. (Christian Miguel), 1975- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001)
    Since Friedman (1953) an advantage often attributed to flexible exchange rate regimes relative to fixed regimes is their ability to better insulate the economy against real shocks. I use a post-Bretton Woods sample (1973-1996) ...
  • Duarte, Fernando Manuel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    In this thesis, I study the relationship between macroeconomic risks and asset prices. In the first chapter, I establish that inflation risk is priced in the cross-section of stock returns: stocks that have low returns ...
  • Passadore, Juan (Juan Francisco Passadore Figueroa) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This thesis studies how contracting frictions affect the outcomes that the public sector or individual agents can achieve. The focus is on situations where the government or the agent lacks commitment on its future actions. ...
  • Mestieri, Martí (Mestieri Ferre) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    This thesis focuses on the study of different aspects of income inequality across and within countries. In the first chapter, I study how the optimal provision of human capital is distorted in the presence of borrowing ...
  • Silva, Dejanir Henrique (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    The thesis consists of three essays on how macroeconomic policy can be an important determinant of risk premium and how variations in risk premium may affect macroeconomic policy. Unconventional monetary policy represents ...
  • Raddatz, Claudio E (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    This thesis consists of three empirical essays on different aspects of macroeconomic volatility. The first essay provides evidence of a causal and economically important relation between financial development and macroeconomic ...
  • Frakes, Michael (Michael D.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    This dissertation contributes to an understanding of the manner in which various dimensions of malpractice law shape physician behavior and how this behavior, in turn, impacts health outcomes. In Chapter 1, I explore the ...
  • Dick, Astrid A. (Astrid Andrea), 1972- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
    This thesis is a collection of essays on market structure, competition and consumer behavior. In Chapter 1 I develop and estimate a structural model of demand for commercial bank deposit services, which allows me to analyze ...
  • Lafortune, Jeanne (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    This thesis explores the link between human capital accumulation and the functioning of marriage markets. The first chapter studies the effect of marriage market conditions on pre-marital investment. After showing how a ...
  • Balestrieri, Filippo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    This thesis is a collection of three essays on mechanism design. In Chapter 1, we consider a general Informed Principal Problem in the context of procurement. Both the potential suppliers and the buyer hold some private ...
  • Kowalski, Amanda (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    This dissertation consists of an empirical chapter, an econometrics chapter, and a theoretical chapter, all of which advance the study of the price elasticity of expenditure on medical care. In Chapter 1, I estimate the ...
  • Wahhaj, Zaki (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    These essays are concerned with the problem of cooperation among individuals in a household and among households in a community under lack of commitment. The first chapter provides a theoretical investigation of consumption ...
  • Dzyabura, Daria (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    This thesis consists of three related essays which explore new approaches to modeling and measurement of consumer decision strategies. The focus is on decision strategies that deviate from von Neumann-Morgenstern utility ...
  • Skinner, Thomas James (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995)
  • Zettelmeyer, Jerónimo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995)
  • Riker, David A. (David Andrew) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1996)
  • Lai, Kum-Yew (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987)
  • Finegan, Johanna Goth (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    In the first chapter, "Supererogation and Defenses of Modest Moral Demands," I argue that a range of recent approaches to defending the "ordinary morality" view that the demands of morality are fairly modest make it hard ...
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