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  • Watts, Timothy M (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    This dissertation consists of three essays in empirical labor and health economics. The first chapter examines how the amount of time devoted to a leisure activity varies in response to temporary changes in the price of ...
  • Michaels, Guy, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    My dissertation is a collection of three essays that consider various aspects of income inequality and the demand for skill. The first chapter uses the advent of the US Interstate Highway System to examine the effect of ...
  • Pallais, Amanda Dawn (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    This dissertation consists of three chapters on topics in labor economics. In the first chapter, I present a model in which firms under-invest in hiring novice workers because they don't receive the full benefit of discovering ...
  • Williams, Tyler (Tyler Kenneth) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    I addressed three questions in Labor Economics, using experimental and quasi-experimental variation to determine causality. In the first chapter, I ask whether playing longer in the NFL increases mortality in retirement. ...
  • Scognamiglio, Annalisa (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    This thesis consists of three empirical contributions to the applied microeconomics literature. The first chapter shows that there is substantial geographical variation in the use of cesarean sections in Italy. Such variation ...
  • Chang, Howard Fenghau (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992)
  • Crane, Randall D (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987)
  • Whelan, Karl (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1997)
  • Neut, Roberto Alejandro, 1969- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    In this thesis, I cover three relevant topics in macroeconomics: the effects of trade liberalization, the effect of institutions and the determinants of credibility on macroeconomic policies. The first essay revisits the ...
  • Bennett, Herman Z (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    This dissertation consists of three essays. The first one studies the effect of labor policy, in particular of firing costs, on financially restricted firms. It proposes and models an effect of firing costs that has not ...
  • Nenov, Plamen T. (Plamen Toshkov) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    This thesis examines questions in macroeconomics motivated by the 2007-2008 financial crisis and its aftermath. Chapter 1 studies the impact of a housing bust on regional labor reallocation and the labor market. I document ...
  • Goldberg, Jonathan E. (Jonathan Elliot) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    This thesis examines questions at the intersection of macroeconomics and finance. Chapter 1 studies the persistent effects of a decrease in firms' ability to borrow. I develop a tractable model of deleveraging that emphasizes ...
  • Shurchkov, Olga (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    This dissertation consists of four chapters on empirical and experimental macroeconomics and other experimental topics. Chapter 1 uses a laboratory experiment to test the predictions of a dynamic global game designed to ...
  • Mohsenzadeh Kermani, Amir Reza (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    The first chapter proposes a model of booms and busts in housing and non-housing consumption driven by the interplay between relatively low interest rates and an expansion of credit, triggered by further decline in interest ...
  • Amador, Manuel Andrés, 1976- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    Chapter 1: This chapter provides an answer to the Bulow and Rogoff (1989) sovereign debt paradox based on a political economy model of debt. It shows that the presence of political uncertainty reduces the ability of a ...
  • Hertzberg, Andrew C. P., 1974- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    (cont.) the release of information until the long-term results of the firm are realized. In equilibrium, when the belief about the aggregate state is high, managers will be given short-term incentives, delaying the release ...
  • Iovino, Luigi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    This thesis studies how information imperfections affect financial markets and the macroeconomy. Chapter 1 considers an economy where investors delegate their investment decisions to financial institutions that choose ...
  • Iachan, Felipe Saraiva (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    This thesis consists of three independent chapters on the Macroeconomics of Liquidity and Taxation. The first chapter studies how concerns about future funding difficulties and liquidity dry ups influence investment ...
  • Poshyananda, Roong (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995)
  • Liu, Wenyun, 1971- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
    A dynamic theory relating alliances and acquisitions to the evolution of technology and market structure is proposed. Three case studies demonstrate how companies used different alliance and acquisition strategies as ...
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