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  • Eikeboom, Arnout M. (Arnout Michiel) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994)
  • Bárczi, Nathan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    This dissertation consists of three essays in microeconomic theory. The first two concern methods of modeling bounded rationality and unawareness, while the third applies a model of jointly determined reputation to incentive ...
  • Johnson, Justin Pappas, 1972- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999)
  • Auclert, Adrien (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This thesis consists of three chapters on monetary and fiscal policy. The first chapter explores the importance of redistribution in explaining why monetary policy has aggregate effects on household consumption. I argue ...
  • Yotsuzuka, Toshiki (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1989)
  • Peck, Jennifer Randolph (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    This thesis examines three topics in the political economy of global oil markets and the development of resource-rich countries. The first chapter examines the effect of Saudi Arabia's crude pricing policies on the political ...
  • Chandler, Dana, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    This thesis explores the economics of online labor markets. The first paper evaluates a market intervention that sought to improve efficiency within the world's largest online labor market. The second paper provides an ...
  • Frois, Christian (Christian David), 1970- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
    Chapter 2: This chapter analyzes the speed of price adjustment in the aftermath of 207 currency crises in 67 countries between 1957 and 1998. The result of slowly adjusting prices in the context of large shocks to the ...
  • Ghosh, Indradeep, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    This thesis is a collection of two essays on open economy macroeconomics. The first essay is on imperfect asset substitutability and current account dynamics. It is divided into four chapters. The first chapter in this ...
  • Zitzewitz, Eric (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001)
    This thesis is a collection of essays on organizational economics and finance-related topics. Firms and individuals who sell opinions may bias their reports for either behavioral or strategic reasons. Chapter 1 proposes a ...
  • Rantakari, Heikki (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    This thesis consists of three theoretical essays that examine the role of organizational architecture in facilitating organizational adaptation to a changing environment. Chapter 1 develops a model of coordinated adaptation ...
  • Powell, Michael Leslie (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    The first chapter examines the interaction of heterogeneous firms in a competitive market in which firms motivate their workers using relational incentive contracts. In the steady-state rational-expectations equilibrium, ...
  • Murphy, Stephen J. (Stephen James) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    This thesis consists of three empirical essays in pharmaceutical economics, which explore the role regulation plays in influencing firm behavior. In the first chapter I examine competition in the neglected disease submarket ...
  • Padró i Miquel, Gerard (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    This thesis is composed by three independent essays on the limits of political accountability. In the first essay I analyze an extremely stylized model of political agency with two dimensional outcomes. I show that the ...
  • Reggiani, Giovanni (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    This thesis consists of three chapters respectively on optimal contracts to incentivize information acquisition, strategic voting, and conflict of interest. The first chapter, joint work with A. Clark, studies a principal-agent ...
  • Strumpf, Koleman S. (Koleman Samuel), 1968- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995)
  • García Jimeno, Camilo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    This dissertation consists of three essays. The first chapter is an empirical investigation of social change, looking at the Prohibition Era in the U.S. It explores how the implementation of policies affects the evolution ...
  • León, Alexis, 1977- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    (cont.) observed in several Western countries. Finally, the third chapter evaluates the labor market effects of public subsidies to families with children. Using variation in the level of benefits provided by a policy ...
  • Morsink, James Hubert John (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992)
  • Moshary, Sarah N. S. (Sarah Nazpai Schwartz); Illanes, Gaston (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Chapter 1 studies price discrimination in advertising sales to Political Action Committees (PACs) in the 2012 Presidential Election. These groups have grown rapidly - expenditures neared $500 million in the 2012 presidential ...
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