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  • Copelman, Martina (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994)
  • Gottlieb, Daniel, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    This thesis is a collection of essays on contract theory and behavioral economics. Chapter 1 proposes a model of choice under risk based on imperfect memory and self-deception. The model assumes that people have preferences ...
  • Ke, Rongzhu (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    Chapter 1 develops a non-parametric methodology for identifying contract optimality in the presence of moral hazard. Following the first order approach, a standard method of computing optimal contracts, the paper first ...
  • Chassang, Sylvain Guillaume (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    This thesis is a collection of essays on coordination and learning in dynamic cooperation games. Chapter One begins by establishing results which are required in order to extend the global games approach to settings where ...
  • Bao, Jack (Jack C.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    This thesis consists of three empirical essays on corporate bonds, examining the role of both credit risk and liquidity. In the first chapter, I test the ability of structural models of default to price corporate bonds in ...
  • Li, Shan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994)
  • Bhandari, Tara Kumari (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    This thesis consists of two essays examining the roles of corporate governance and investor disagreement, respectively, in the performance and stock market valuations of firms. In the first chapter, I demonstrate that the ...
  • Xu, Yu; Chen, Hui; Yang, Jun; Passadore, Juan (Juan Francisco Passadore Figueroa) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This thesis consists of three chapters on debt markets. In chapter 1, I consider the interaction between domestic banking and growth in a DSGE model of sovereign default in order to address (i) the joint existence of ...
  • Cole, Shawn (Shawn Allen) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    This thesis is a collection of three empirical essays on economic development and finance. Chapter 1 examines how politicians influence the lending decisions of government owned- banks, particularly whether government ...
  • Ruthbah, Ummul Hasanath (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    This dissertation is a collection of three independent papers in empirical development economics. The first chapter studies the effect of a family planning program in Bangladesh, which successfully reduced fertility, on ...
  • Hernández, Sara (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This thesis is a collection of three chapters in empirical development economics. The first chapter investigates the impact of the dramatic growth of the fresh-cut flower industry in Colombia on different forms of violence. ...
  • 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 ...
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