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  • Rappoport, Veronica E. (Veronica Eva) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    The first essay explains why credit contracts in developing countries are often denominated in foreign currencies, even after many of these economies succeeded in controlling inflation. I propose a new interpretation based ...
  • Rees, Daniel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    This thesis examines the impact of terms of trade shocks on commodity-exporting small, open economies. The first chapter examines whether households, firms and policymakers in these economies can distinguish between temporary ...
  • Gómez-González, Patricia; Rees, Daniel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    This thesis examines several aspects of open economies. The first two chapters are about sovereign debt and its interactions with domestic financial markets. The third chapter, coauthored with my classmate Daniel Rees, ...
  • Segura-Cayuela, Rubén (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    This dissertation consists of three essays in the intersection of International Trade and Institutions. The first essay looks at the effect of trade opening on the efficiency of institutions. I argue that part of the reason ...
  • Tang, Heiwai (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    This dissertation consists of three essays on international trade and investment. In the first essay, I study how cross-country differences in labor market institutions shape the pattern of international trade with a focus ...
  • Bombardini, Matilde (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    This thesis analyzes two issues in international trade: trade policy determination and international outsourcing. The first three chapters introduce the firm as a novel unit of analysis in the political economy of trade ...
  • Hu, Yu, 1975- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    (cont.) provides explanations as to when and how incorporating them into advertising deals can be profitable. We argue that using these pricing models appropriately can give both the publisher and the advertiser proper ...
  • Lu, Ye, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    In a multi-product market, if one product stocks out, consumers may substitute to competing products. In this thesis, we use an axiomatic approach to characterize a price-dependent demand substitution rule, and provide a ...
  • Miller, Conrad, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    This thesis consists of three chapters on aspects of labor market inequality. In chapter 1, I estimate the dynamic effects of federal affirmative action regulation, exploiting variation in the timing of regulation and ...
  • Kurlat, Pablo (Pablo Daniel) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    This dissertation studies the interaction of liquidity and incomplete or asymmetric information. In Chapter 1, I study a dynamic economy with illiquidity due to adverse selection in financial markets. Investment is undertaken ...
  • Lorenzoni, Guido (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001)
    This thesis includes four essays on the macroeconomic effects of financial market imperfections. The first essay studies the incentives for banks that participate in an interbank market to keep a sufficient level of reserves. ...
  • Basker, Emek, 1970- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
    This dissertation consists of three chapters. The first chapter explores the effect of Wal-Mart expansion on local retail employment. The phenomenal expansion of Wal-Mart provides a clean case for studying the labor-market ...
  • Broda, Christian M. (Christian Miguel), 1975- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001)
    Since Friedman (1953) an advantage often attributed to flexible exchange rate regimes relative to fixed regimes is their ability to better insulate the economy against real shocks. I use a post-Bretton Woods sample (1973-1996) ...
  • Duarte, Fernando Manuel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    In this thesis, I study the relationship between macroeconomic risks and asset prices. In the first chapter, I establish that inflation risk is priced in the cross-section of stock returns: stocks that have low returns ...
  • Passadore, Juan (Juan Francisco Passadore Figueroa) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This thesis studies how contracting frictions affect the outcomes that the public sector or individual agents can achieve. The focus is on situations where the government or the agent lacks commitment on its future actions. ...
  • Mestieri, Martí (Mestieri Ferre) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    This thesis focuses on the study of different aspects of income inequality across and within countries. In the first chapter, I study how the optimal provision of human capital is distorted in the presence of borrowing ...
  • Silva, Dejanir Henrique (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    The thesis consists of three essays on how macroeconomic policy can be an important determinant of risk premium and how variations in risk premium may affect macroeconomic policy. Unconventional monetary policy represents ...
  • Raddatz, Claudio E (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    This thesis consists of three empirical essays on different aspects of macroeconomic volatility. The first essay provides evidence of a causal and economically important relation between financial development and macroeconomic ...
  • Frakes, Michael (Michael D.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    This dissertation contributes to an understanding of the manner in which various dimensions of malpractice law shape physician behavior and how this behavior, in turn, impacts health outcomes. In Chapter 1, I explore the ...
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