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  • Pires, Cesaltina Maria Pacheco (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994)
  • Frankel, David M (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993)
  • Felli, Leonardo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1990)
  • Marron, Donald B (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994)
  • Panageas, Stavros (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    In the first chapter I investigate whether firms' physical investments react to the speculative over-pricing of their securities. I introduce investment considerations in an infinite horizon continuous time model with short ...
  • Westerfield, Mark W., 1977- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    (cont.) left on the table" due to underpricing in the IPO allocation is not capital the firm could have raised; instead, it is the empirical regularity associated with obtaining a high quality aftermarket, high equity ...
  • Mian, Atif Rehman, 1975- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001)
    This dissertation consists of three separate essays. In the first essay, privatization is found to improve bank performance by both better monitoring of existing firms, and improved selection of new bank clients. Data on ...
  • Postrel, Steven Robert (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1988)
  • Chaney, Thomas (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    This thesis is a collection of three essays in international trade. Chapter 1 explains how firm heterogeneity and market structure can distort the geography of international trade. By considering only the intensive margin ...
  • Gelbach, Jonah B (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998)
  • Staiger, Douglas (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1990)
  • Fischman, Joshua B (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    The first chapter presents a model of legal interpretation in a hierarchical court. Using a two-level court in which judges have spatial preferences over doctrine, the model examines how appeals, panels, and other structural ...
  • Philippon, Thomas (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    Chapter 1 focuses on corporate governance and business cycles. The delegation of control to insiders fosters initiative but it also gives them the opportunity to expand their firm beyond the profit-maximizing size. When ...
  • Farhi, Emmanuel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    Chapter 1 analyzes the theoretical and quantitative implications of optimal fiscal policy in a business cycle model with incomplete markets. I first consider the problem of a government facing expenditure shocks in an ...
  • Auer, Raphael Anton Maximilian Peter Gabriel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    This thesis is a collection of three essays on international trade and economic growth. Chapter 1 analyzes the dynamic gains from trade in a Hecksher-Ohlin economy with endogenous factor accumulation. In a framework where ...
  • Vayanos, Dimitrios (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993)
  • Pagès, Henri Frederic (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1989)
  • Perotti, Roberto (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1991)
  • Siegel, Sarah Y (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    This thesis consists of three separate papers. In the first paper, using the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID), which has measures of both risk preferences and religiosity along with measures of many risky behaviors, ...
  • Lutz, Byron F (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    This thesis is a collection of three empirical essays on the economics of local public goods. Chapter One examines the marginal propensity of local governments to spend out of lump- sum grant income. Economic theory predicts ...
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