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Theses - Dept. of Economics

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  • Harari, Mariaflavia (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    This thesis consists of three essays in development economics. The first chapter investigates urban form in India. I focus on one of the determining factors of urban commuting efficiency, highlighted by urban planners but ...
  • Illanes, Gastón (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    This thesis studies consumer behavior and strategic interactions between firms in markets that were actively designed by governments. In such settings, government intervention is frequent, firms are often constrained in ...
  • Manuelli, Lucas (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    In this paper we aim to test the extent of labor risk sharing exists in thai village economies. Specifically we test the null hypothesis of full risk sharing at the village level. We outline a simple planner's problem that ...
  • Sripakdeevong, Parit (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Amador Werning Angeletos (2006) characterize the conditions under which optimal saving/ consumption decision are determined by a minimum savings policy. I test this model empirically against data from the Townsend Thai ...
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