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  • Gross, Tal (Tal A.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    This thesis explores how health insurance affects the decisions that individuals make. The first chapter studies the effect of insurance on health care consumption. Nearly 10 percent of teenagers become ineligible for their ...
  • Chan, David C. (David Cchimin) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    This thesis contains essays on health care delivery and financing. Chapter 1 studies the effect of organizational structure on physician behavior. I investigate this by studying emergency department (ED) physicians who ...
  • Wu, Yufei, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    The first chapter explores strategic insurer pricing in response to consumer inertia. A growing literature has documented evidence that consumers in health insurance markets are inertial, or behave as though they face ...
  • Pascu, Iuliana (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    This dissertation is a collection of three essays on hospital response to regulation and risk preferences. Chapter 1 analyzes the Medicare Flex Program which allowed rural hospitals with fewer than 25 beds to convert to ...
  • Agha, Leila (Leila Shaw) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    This thesis studies the economics of technology adoption in the healthcare industry. The first chapter analyzes the impact of health information technology (HIT) on the quality and intensity of care delivered to Medicare ...
  • Berry, James W. (James Wesley) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    This dissertation contains three essays on household decision making in the areas of education and health in developing countries. The first chapter explores intra-household decision making in the context of conditional ...
  • Ferman, Bruno (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    This dissertation consists of three essays. The first chapter studies whether credit demand is sensitive to interest rates, to the prominence of interest rate disclosure, and to nudges. Consumer credit regulations usually ...
  • Shamsuddin, Shomon (Shomon Shamsuddin) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    According to standard economic theory, more people will obtain postsecondary education in response to the rising college wage premium. However, students from low income families remain less likely to earn a college degree ...
  • Pyun, Lynn Sue, 1977- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    This thesis is composed of three independent essays, which explores different aspects how institutions affect value creation. The first essay is titled "Caught in the Downside of Large-Firm Driven Development: Elite Engineers ...
  • Wang, Jialan, Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    This thesis consists of three essays examining issues related to human capital, careers, and financial economics. In the first chapter, I examine how the process of corporate bankruptcy varies by human capital intensity ...
  • Schrimpf, Paul (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    This dissertation is a collection of three independent essays in theoretical and applied econometrics. The first chapter analyzes dynamic games with continuous states and controls. There are two main contributions. First, ...
  • Bhansali, Sumit Milap (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    The five essays in this dissertation look at how specific information technologies (such as Electronic Document Management (EDM), Semantic Web and RuleML) and IT in general can be used to automate and standardize data and ...
  • L'Huillier, Jean-Paul (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    The first essay empirically models of aggregate fluctuations with two basic ingredients: agents form anticipations about the future based on noisy sources of information; these anticipations affect spending and output in ...
  • Ederer, Florian Peter (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    This thesis consists of three independent essays that examine the role of incentives for innovation in organizations. Chapter 2 studies the provision of incentives when workers explore new work methods in parallel. In such ...
  • Howell, Vandy Marie (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1997)
  • Petäjistö, Antti, 1974- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    This thesis consists of three chapters that investigate the index premium and its underlying economics both theoretically and empirically. The first chapter presents our empirical findings about the index premium and its ...
  • Mollick, Ethan, 1975- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    This dissertation focuses on the dynamics of innovative industries; specifically how individual choices and actions impact the performance, founding, and death of firms. While most research examining these outcomes focuses ...
  • Larsen, Bradley Joseph (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    The first chapter quantifies the efficiency of a real-world bargaining game with two-sided incomplete information. Myerson and Satterthwaite (1983) and Williams (1987) derived the theoretical efficient frontier for bilateral ...
  • Benhassine, Najy, 1970- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001)
    This thesis is a contribution to the theory and empirics of inequality, redistribution and growth. It is divided in three chapters. Two of them study theoretical models of inequality, wealth-based politics and redistribution. ...
  • Basu, Karna (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    This thesis is a collection of three theoretical essays that examine the role of time-inconsistent preferences in informal banking. The first two chapters focus on specific banking institutions, while the third studies ...
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