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  • Moore, Mark P. (Mark Patrick), 1963- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1997)
  • Wu, Ding, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    This dissertation consists of three chapters on financial market imperfections, in particular, information imperfections. Chapter 1 studies how the existence of a fixed cost per transaction faced by uninformed investors ...
  • Blaum, Joaquin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    In Chapter 1, I study the effects of wealth inequality on economies where financial markets are imperfect. I exploit the idea that inequality should have a different effect across sectors. Using a difference-in-difference ...
  • Yudaeva, Ksenia, 1970- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998)
  • Bhattacharya, Sudipto (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1978)
  • Zwiebel, Jeffrey Herman (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1991)
  • Zia, Bilal Husnain, 1977- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    This thesis is a collection of three empirical essays on firms, banks, and access to finance. Chapter 1 provides evidence that credit subsidies for exports are substantially misallocated towards financially unconstrained ...
  • Bai, Jie, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    This thesis consists of three chapters on microeconomic issues of firms in developing countries and the impact of government policies on business growth. The first chapter examines firms' incentive to establish a reputation ...
  • Irons, John S (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    The chapters included here investigate the general relation between fiscal policy and elections. Chapter 1 provides a general summary of the 3 main chapters. Chapter 2 examines local and non-local public expenditures and ...
  • Krugman, Paul R (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1977)
  • Muley, Ameya (Ameya Sanjay) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    In this thesis, I explore the consequences of frictions in financial intermediation. I theoretically analyse two financial contracts commonly found in the modern shadow banking system-rehypothecation and securitisation. ...
  • Muehlegger, Erich J (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    Since 1999, regional retail and wholesale gasoline markets in the United States have experienced significant price volatility, both intertemporally and across geographic markets. In particular, gasoline prices in California, ...
  • Cesarini, David Alexander (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    This thesis is a collection of papers in which behavior genetic methods are used to shed light on individual differences in economic preferences, behaviors and outcomes. Chapter one uses the classical twin design to provide ...
  • Lucea, Rafael (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    This dissertation is centrally concerned with the management of a firm's global non-market environment. The non-market environment of a given firm is conceived as the set of relationships, confrontational or collaborative, ...
  • Siegel, Jordan Ian, 1976- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    This thesis examines how firms in countries with weak governance institutions access outside (technological and financial) resources and capabilities. The first essay challenges current views regarding the efficacy of ...
  • Dutt, Amitava Krishna (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1983)
  • Akcigit, Ufuk (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    This thesis consists of three chapters on innovation and economic growth. Chapter 1 is a joint work with Daron Acemoglu. We study the form of intellectual property rights (IPR) policy and licensing in the context of ...
  • Gross, Tal (Tal A.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    This thesis explores how health insurance affects the decisions that individuals make. The first chapter studies the effect of insurance on health care consumption. Nearly 10 percent of teenagers become ineligible for their ...
  • Chan, David C. (David Cchimin) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    This thesis contains essays on health care delivery and financing. Chapter 1 studies the effect of organizational structure on physician behavior. I investigate this by studying emergency department (ED) physicians who ...
  • Wu, Yufei, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    The first chapter explores strategic insurer pricing in response to consumer inertia. A growing literature has documented evidence that consumers in health insurance markets are inertial, or behave as though they face ...
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