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  • Stegeman, Mark (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987)
  • Shimer, Robert, 1968- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1996)
  • Hawkins, William Blake (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    I investigate search models in which firms wish to employ multiple workers. I first focus on efficiency. One important approach to modeling frictional labor markets is competitive search equilibrium, in which workers direct ...
  • Hinrichs, Peter (Peter Laroy) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    This thesis consists of three essays on the economics of education.The first chapter estimates the effects of participating in the National School Lunch Program in the middle of the 20th century on educational attainment ...
  • Zhang, Hongliang, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    The dissertation consists of three essays studying the economics of education and program evaluation. Chapter 1 examines the impact of attending a magnet school on student achievement using school admissions lotteries in ...
  • Aura, Saku P., 1971- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001)
    The first essay of this thesis studies within-family decision making regarding investment in income protection for surviving spouses using a simple and tractable Nash-bargaining model. A change in US pension law (the ...
  • Shapiro, Bradley T. (Bradley Thomas) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    This dissertation comprises of three chapters, each exploring different issues in the industrial organization of the pharmaceutical industry. In the first chapter, I study the effects of television advertising of antidepressants ...
  • Gertner, Robert H (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1986)
  • Sin, Jessica M., 1975- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    This dissertation consists of three chapters in which I address metaphysical and epistemological issues that arise in psychiatry, with particular attention paid to anti-psychiatric concerns. In Chapter 1, I consider three ...
  • Colatat, Phech C (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    My dissertation examines the social and organizational processes that influence the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The diagnosis of ASD, as a research setting, presents a number of empirical puzzles which I ...
  • Lester, Ashley (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    This thesis is a collection of three theoretical essays on institutions and economic growth. Chapter 1 considers a particular institution: ethnicity. Ethnic, religious and tribal divisions are empirically associated with ...
  • Mundell, Robert A (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1956)
  • Jones, Ronald Winthrop, 1931- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1956)
  • Loury, Glenn Cartman (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1976)
  • Brown, David Walton (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    This thesis consists of three essays that examine household responses to state unemployment insurance (UI) generosity across spells of unemployment, with a particular emphasis on the role of liquidity constraints. Enacted ...
  • Andrews, Isaiah Smith (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Economic researchers and policymakers need reliable tools both to estimate economic relationships and to measure the uncertainty surrounding their estimates. Unfortunately, economic data sometimes contains limited information ...
  • Arida, Pérsio (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992)
  • Hwang, Youngjin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    This thesis consists of three essays on aggregate and individual consumption fluctuations. Chapter 1 develops a quantitative model to explore aggregate and individual consumption dynamics when the income process exhibits ...
  • Schorr, Raphael Avram, 1976- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    Runway and airspace congestion are the primary causes of flight delays in the US. These delays cost airlines and airline customers billions of dollars per year. This thesis consists of two essays. The first essay focuses ...
  • Di Maggio, Marco, 1985- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    In Chapter 1, I explore how speculators can destabilize financial markets by amplifying negative shocks in periods of market turmoil, and confirm the main predictions of the theoretical analysis using data on money market ...
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