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  • Stole, Lars Andreas (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1991)
  • May, Sean, 1974- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
    The research presented in this thesis covers two topics: the economics of crime and econometric methodology. The first chapter addresses the question of whether higher wages reduce teenage crime rates. I exploit exogenous ...
  • Setren, Elizabeth M (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    This dissertation consists of three essays in the economics of education. The first chapter uses Boston charter school admissions lotteries to estimate the effects of charter enrollment on special needs students' classification ...
  • Hudson, Sally Lindquist (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    This dissertation combines three essays on the economics of education. The essays share a common focus on comparing experimental and non-experimental econometric methods. I present findings from randomized evaluations of ...
  • Cohen, Jessica Lee (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    This dissertation is a collection of three essays exploring the impact of incentives on participation in public education and health programs. The first two essays analyze the demand for Special Education (a program for ...
  • Wasserman, Melanie (Melanie Sharon) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    This thesis studies gender differences in educational and occupational outcomes. Chapter 1 examines whether the long work hours required by high-paying professions are a barrier to entry for women, who may face a tradeoff ...
  • McKnight, Robin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
    This thesis brings together three essays on issues in the economics of health insurance. The first study considers the effects of average per-patient caps on Medicare reimbursement for home health care, which took effect ...
  • Saez, Emmanuel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999)
  • Llamas, David Colino (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    This thesis consists of three chapters. In the first chapter, I estimate the dynamic or inter-temporal knowledge spillovers resulting from corporate R&D in a setting with cumulative innovation, using a panel of US firms ...
  • Bartik, Alexander W. (Alexander Wickman) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    This thesis consists of three chapters on the economics of labor markets. Each chapter explores an aspect of the distributional consequences of labor market shocks due to changes in trade, regulations, or technology. The ...
  • Abrams, David S (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    This dissertation presents work empirically investigating various aspects of the criminal justice system. Chapter one, coauthored with Chris Rohlfs, examines the judicial bail-setting process and the defendant decision to ...
  • Notowidigdo, Matt, 1981- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    This thesis studies the economics of local labor markets. There are three chapters in the thesis, and each chapter studies how economic outcomes are affected by local labor market conditions. The first chapter studies the ...
  • Jacobson, Jonathan Erik (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993)
  • Leiserson, Gregory Quick (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    This thesis investigates the influence of retiree health and pension policies on the retirement decisions of public sector employees. Chapter one documents the central role of eligibility for subsidized retiree health ...
  • McDowell, Richard, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    This dissertation addresses three questions related to the economics of renewable energy. Chapter 1 studies learning-by-doing during the generation process at wind and solar farms in the United States. While this phenomenon ...
  • Deshpande, Manasi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    I study the effects of disability insurance receipt on the long-term outcomes of children and their families. I use data from the Social Security Administration on children enrolled in the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) ...
  • Liu, Samuel T. (Samuel Tah-teh), 1973- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
    This thesis estimates the effects of immigration on education and crime. In Chapter I, I use a reform in immigration policy as a natural experiment to estimate the effects of immigration on native-born student outcomes in ...
  • Kessler, Daniel P (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994)
  • Weisbenner, Scott J (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999)
  • Palmer, Christopher John (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    The first chapter consists of my job-market paper. The foreclosure rate of sub-prime mortgages increased markedly across 2003-2007 borrower cohorts-sub-prime mortgages originated in 2006- 2007 were roughly three times more ...
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