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  • Fischer, Gregory M. (Gregory Mark) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    This thesis consists of three essays that examine investment choices in less developed countries. Chapter 1 examines how the structure of existing microfinance contracts may discourage risky but high-expected return ...
  • Thompkins, Allison V. (Allison Victoria) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    This dissertation consists of three essays which examine the impact of public policy on labor market outcomes of those with disabilities. The first essay analyzes a microlending program for people with disabilities in ...
  • Wolf, Holger C (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992)
  • Lang, Ruitian (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    The dissertation considers three topics in dynamic games and mechanism design. In both problems, asymmetric information causes inefficiency in production and allocation. The first chapter considers the inefficiency from ...
  • Pearson, Neil D. (Neil David) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1990)
  • Chen, Chia-Hui, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    This thesis is a collection of three essays on dynamic sales mechanisms. The first chapter analyzes the Name Your Own Price (NYOP) mechanism adopted by Priceline.com. Priceline.com, a website helping travelers obtain ...
  • Thaicharoen, Yunyong (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
    Countries that have pursued distortionary macroeconomic policies, including high inflation, large budget deficits and misaligned exchange rates, appear to have suffered bigger exchange rate crises, more macroeconomic ...
  • Pycia, Marek (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    This thesis consists of three essays on economic design and coalition formation. The first chapter studies the stability of many-to-one matching, such as matching between students and colleges or interns and hospitals. ...
  • Pienknagura, Samuel (Samuel Jaime) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    This thesis consists of three chapters on Economic Growth and Informational Frictions. Chapter 1 investigates the relation between financial development, R&D expenditure and aggregate growth. It provides empirical evidence ...
  • Tawil, Natalie Jean (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1996)
  • Weinstein, Jonathan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    These four essays concern the theory of games and its application to economic theory. The first two, closely linked, chapters are an investigation into the foundational question of the sensitivity of the predictions of ...
  • Draghi, Mario (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1977)
  • Lehr, Brandon Charles (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    In this thesis, I study two different economies that consist of heterogeneous labor. By allowing for differences among individuals where previous analyses restricted attention to homogeneous labor, I am able to understand ...
  • Weaver, Andrew, 1968- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This thesis consists of three essays that explore hiring criteria, skill demands and labor market outcomes. The first essay investigates the use of worker credit status as a hiring screen. The practice has sparked debate, ...
  • Ching, Kenny Hwee Seong (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    This dissertation examines the conditions under which entrepreneurial firms are most apt to succeed. Besides grappling with the multiple strategic choices that they face, these firms also have to address the institutional ...
  • Taveras, Carmen Aída (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    It is often argued that borrowing constraints are crucial to the understanding of entrepreneurial activity in the United States. However, portfolio data and calibration exercises raise doubts about the importance of borrowing ...
  • Landier, Augustin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
    The first chapter studies Entrepreneurship and the Stigma of Failure. Entrepreneurial activity varies substantially across countries and sectors and appears to be related to the stigma of failure. To understand this ...
  • Bruhn, Miriam (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    This thesis is a collection of three essays on entry regulation, institutions, and development.Chapter 1 examines the effect of a business registration reform in Mexico on economic activity. This reform made registration ...
  • Diez-Amigo, Sandro (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    This dissertation examines the question of how to improve the access to higher education for students from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds, in order to promote equality of opportunity. In order to do so, experimental ...
  • Burke, Jonathan Lewis (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1985)
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