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  • Mitton, Todd V. (Todd Victor), 1966- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
    The thesis consists of three essays dealing with corporate governance in an international context. The first essay is entitled "A Cross-Firm Analysis of the Impact of Corporate Governance on the East Asian Financial Crisis." ...
  • Iskoz, Sergey (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    This thesis consists of three essays on various topics in Financial Economics. Underwriter analysts issue recommendations that are on average more favorable than recommendations of other analysts. In Chapter 1, I investigate ...
  • Chae, Joon, 1967- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    In Chapter 1, I investigate trading volume before scheduled and unscheduled corporate announcements to explore how traders respond to private information. I show that cumulative trading volume decreases by more than 15% ...
  • Edmans, Alex (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    This thesis consists of three essays in financial economics. Chapter 1 is entitled "Inside Debt." Existing theories advocate the use of cash and equity in executive compensation. However, recent empirical studies have ...
  • Edsparr, Patrik Lennart (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994)
  • Hindy, Ayman (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1990)
  • Zhou, Yifan, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    In Chapter 1, we seek to understand the relation between liquidity and market imperfections from two dimensions: 1) Across liquidity measures, we compare the influence of imperfections on two commonly used measures, Kyle's ...
  • Severino Díaz, Felipe (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    This thesis consists of three empirical essays in financial economics, examining the consequences of imperfect financial markets for households, small business and house prices. In the first chapter (co-authored with Meta ...
  • Ru, Hong, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This thesis considers three empirical essays on financial economics. The first chapter examines the effect of government credit on firm investment, employment, debt, profitability, and survival by using unique data from ...
  • Mitra, Indrajit (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This dissertation consist of three essays. In the first essay, I examine optimal dynamic contracting between risk-averse investors and firm insiders in a dynamic general-equilibrium model with heterogeneous firms. The ...
  • Bernstein, Asaf (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    This thesis consists of three empirical essays in financial economics that explore the role financial regulation can play in firm, household, and investor decision making. In the first chapter for households with homes ...
  • Mullins, William, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    This thesis examines three questions in Corporate Finance. The first chapter investigates the effect of institutional ownership on the governance dynamics and behavior of firms. I exploit the exogenous change in equity ...
  • HajYehia, Samer (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    This thesis is composed of three chapters, each includes one paper. The first chapter includes a paper that analyses the impact of terror on consumption and investment. This paper provides evidence on how consumers and ...
  • 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 ...
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