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  • Xandri Antuña, Juan P. (Juan Pablo) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    This thesis studies problems of belief and information formation of agents, and its effect on incentive provision in problems of experimental and mechanism design. Chapter 1 is based on joint work with Arun Chandrasekhar ...
  • Hendren, Nathaniel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    This thesis studies the impact of private information on the existence of insurance markets. In the first chapter, I study the case of insurance rejections. Across a wide set of non-group insurance markets, applicants are ...
  • Reuter, Jonathan Michael, 1973- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
    This dissertation consists of three empirical essays related to information and investment. The first essay asks whether investments in advertising bias the information consumers receive about advertisers' products. Using ...
  • Aral, Sinan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    I examine how information technology (IT) skills and use, communication network structures, and the distribution and flow of information in organizations impact individual information worker productivity. The work is divided ...
  • Saunders, Adam (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    This thesis consists of three essays related to information technology and intangible capital. The first essay, "Valuing IT-Related Intangible Capital," examines the value of intangible assets in the firm. Using a panel ...
  • Jones, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Felt), 1972- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    The first two chapters of this thesis investigate a possibly fundamental aspect of technological progress. If knowledge accumulates as technology progresses, then successive generations of innovators may face an increasing ...
  • Shu, Pian (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    This thesis contains three essays on innovation, productivity, and talent allocation. The first essay explores a novel channel through which short-term economic fluctuations affect the long-term innovative output of the ...
  • Wilkening, Tom S (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    This thesis is a collection of essays that uses theoretical and experimental methods to explore institutional persistence, contract structure, and authority. Chapter One studies the informational and efficiency properties ...
  • Do, Quy Toan, 1974- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
    This thesis is the collection of three independent studies that analyze the interplay between institutions and economic development. In Chapter 1, I examine the relationship between wealth inequality and institutions. I ...
  • Eesley, Charles D. (Charles Eric) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    This dissertation is composed of three essays. I look at the role of two different but critical factors in shaping entrepreneurial outcomes: individual level career history and the institutional context. My work spans two ...
  • Benelli, Roberto, 1971- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
    This thesis includes three essays on the interaction between financial market institutions and market liquidity, and its implications for financial stability. The first essay studies an overlapping generations model of a ...
  • Wang, Xiao Yu, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    The primary goal of this thesis is to gain a deeper understanding of how institutional structure responds and evolves in equilibrium, particularly in the idiosyncratic and dynamic settings of developing economies. I use ...
  • Scheuer, Florian (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    Chapter 1 analyzes Pareto optimal non-linear taxation of profits and labor income in a private information economy with endogenous firm formation. Individuals differ in both their skill and their cost of setting up a firm, ...
  • Rothschild, Casey (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    This dissertation consists of three chapters on adverse-selection type insurance markets. Chapter 1 develops a model for analyzing non-exclusive insurance markets. It establishes that the "screening" considerations of ...
  • Stulz, René M (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1980)
  • Koen, Vincent (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1990)
  • Brandão, Tatiana Glindmeier Didier (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    This dissertation consists of three chapters on international capital flows. Chapter 1 emphasizes the importance of innovations in the investment opportunity set, captured by changes in expected asset returns, as an important ...
  • Tessada, José (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    This thesis consists of three separate essays related to international economics and labor markets. The first essay, with Francisco Gallego, looks at sudden stops, a main feature of developing countries in the last decades, ...
  • Basco, Sergi (Basco Mascaro) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    This dissertation analyzes different aspects of the globalization process. In recent years we witnessed an increasing role of emerging economies in world capital markets. Moreover, there has been a large reduction in trade ...
  • Conesa-Labastida, Andres (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1997)
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