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  • Zettelmeyer, Jerónimo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995)
  • Riker, David A. (David Andrew) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1996)
  • Lai, Kum-Yew (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987)
  • Finegan, Johanna Goth (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    In the first chapter, "Supererogation and Defenses of Modest Moral Demands," I argue that a range of recent approaches to defending the "ordinary morality" view that the demands of morality are fairly modest make it hard ...
  • Branco, Fernando Manuel Ribeiro (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992)
  • Diamond, Peter A (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1963)
    The first essay is concerned with evaluating a stream of utility which extends into the infinite future. In it are derived sufficient conditions on a preference ordering to permit the definition of a continuous utility ...
  • Spinnewijn, Johannes (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    This dissertation consists of three chapters analyzing the optimal design of insurance contracts. I consider three relevant contexts that change the central trade-off between the provision of insurance and the provision ...
  • Reis, Catarina (Catarina Luis Monteiro dos) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    This thesis studies the optimal income tax scheme in four different settings. Chapter 1 focuses on the implications of lack of commitment for the optimal labor and capital income tax rates. It finds that it is optimal to ...
  • Goundan, Pranava Raja (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    (cont.) In the second part of the thesis, we focus on the design and analysis of simple, possibly non-coordinating contracts in a single-supplier, multi-retailer supply chain where retailers make both pricing and inventory ...
  • Venables, Sarah Elizabeth (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    The first chapter presents a model in which a principal requires an agent to work on multiple tasks, which require varying levels of effort. Initially the appropriate actions are unknown to the principal and so he cannot ...
  • Martínez Bravo, Mónica (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    This thesis is a collection of three independent essays on the causes and consequences of local elections in non-democratic regimes. The first essay examines the political consequences of local elections on the first ...
  • Weese, Eric Gordon (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    In the first chapter of this thesis, I study Japanese municipal mergers using a political coalition formation model. Political coalition formation games can describe the formation and dissolution of nations, as well as the ...
  • Fergusson, Leopoldo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    The chapters in this thesis tackle different questions, but share the attempt to open the "black box" of the relationship between institutions and economic outcomes. In the first chapter, I examine mass media's role in ...
  • Migueis, Marco (Marco A.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    Essay 1: The Effect of Political Alignment on Transfers to Portuguese Municipalities. In this paper, I use financial data of Portuguese municipalities (1992-2005) to investigate if political alignment between the central ...
  • Garcia-Arenas, Javier (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    This thesis consists of three essays on economics focusing on the determinants of regime change and economic growth. I put the focus primarily on political, institutional, and historical factors. I started working on these ...
  • Yared, Pierre (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    This dissertation consists of three chapters on the interaction of political institutions and macroeconomic activity in dynamic environments. Chapter 1 studies the optimal management of taxes and debt in a framework which ...
  • Ueda, Michiko (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    The central goal of this dissertation is to contribute to our understanding of the link between political representation and policy outcomes. In particular, this collection of essays examines how the institutional arrangements ...
  • Rytchkov, Oleg (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    This thesis consists of three chapters exploring predictability of stock returns. In the first chapter, I suggest a new approach to analysis of stock return predictability. Instead of relying on predictive regressions, I ...
  • Hall, Anne Elizabeth, 1971- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    In this thesis, I estimate a structural demand model for prescription drug benefits by Medicare beneficiaries using data from the Medicare HMO program. I then use the utility parameter estimates to explore other questions ...
  • Anderson, Eric T. (Eric Thomas) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995)
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