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  • Kim, Kyungmin; Townsend, Robert M., 1948- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    In the first chapter, I study how banks lend or borrow liquidity in the interbank market and what I can learn about the macro-economy from the interbank market. From a unique database of interbank loan transactions in ...
  • 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) ...
  • Auclert, Adrien (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This thesis consists of three chapters on monetary and fiscal policy. The first chapter explores the importance of redistribution in explaining why monetary policy has aggregate effects on household consumption. I argue ...
  • Jang, Youngjun, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    The first chapter investigates the effects of technological advances on the retail gasoline market. Since 2008, a Korean government website has posted daily prices of all gasoline stations. Combined with the rapid increase ...
  • Struyven, Daan; Koulischer, François (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This thesis consists of three chapters on housing and credit markets. Chapter 1 tests the "housing lock hypothesis": the conjecture that homeowners with limited or negative home equity, low levels of financial assets and ...
  • Nguyen, Hoai-Luu; Greenstone, Michael, 1968-; Mas, Alexandre (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This thesis consists of three chapters on banking and local credit markets. The first chapter studies the relationship between bank-specific capital and credit access in a new setting: bank branch closings in markets where ...
  • Luo, Ye, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This dissertation consists of three chapters. Chapter 1 proposes a new method to solve the many moment problem: in Generalized Method of Moments (GMM), when the number of moment conditions is comparable to or larger than ...
  • Jiménez Gómez, David, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Game theory is one of the main tools currently used in Economics to model strategic behavior. However, game theory has come under attack because of the strong assumptions it makes on people's behavior. Because of that, ...
  • Easterbrook, Kathleen Fehring; Gruber, Jonathan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    The first chapter investigates how hospital mergers affect technology adoption and utilization. I analyze the mergers of five for-profit hospital chains in a difference-in-difference framework, comparing markets in which ...
  • Rokkanen, Miikka (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    This thesis consists of three methodological contributions to the literature on the regression discontinuity (RD) design. The first two chapters develop approaches to the extrapolation of treatment effects away from the ...
  • 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 ...
  • Miller, Conrad, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    This thesis consists of three chapters on aspects of labor market inequality. In chapter 1, I estimate the dynamic effects of federal affirmative action regulation, exploiting variation in the timing of regulation and ...
  • Sacarny, Adam Jon (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    The first chapter studies how incentives drive adoption by looking at a technology that generates revenue for hospitals: the practice of submitting detailed documentation about patients. After a 2008 reform, hospitals were ...
  • Pons, Vincent, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    My dissertation explores the political behavior of different groups, including immigrants, the youth, and uneducated and marginalized citizens - focusing on their registration and turnout decisions, as well as vote choices, ...
  • Polyakova, Maria A. (Maria Alexandrovna) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    The first chapter takes advantage of the evolution of the regulatory and pricing environment in the first years of a large federal prescription drug insurance program for seniors - Medicare Part D - to explore interactions ...
  • Shapiro, Bradley T. (Bradley Thomas) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    This dissertation comprises of three chapters, each exploring different issues in the industrial organization of the pharmaceutical industry. In the first chapter, I study the effects of television advertising of antidepressants ...
  • Gómez-González, Patricia; Rees, Daniel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    This thesis examines several aspects of open economies. The first two chapters are about sovereign debt and its interactions with domestic financial markets. The third chapter, coauthored with my classmate Daniel Rees, ...
  • Forsythe, Eliza C. (Eliza Carla) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Workers find wage-growth and job-satisfaction by building careers. However a worker's ability to string together a sequence of jobs relies on the availability of appropriate opportunities either within their current firm ...
  • Jain, Anil Kumar (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Chapter 1 (co-authored with Ali Choudhary) exploits exogenous variation in the amount of public information available to banks about a firm to empirically evaluate the importance of adverse selection in the credit market. ...
  • Chandler, Dana, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    This thesis explores the economics of online labor markets. The first paper evaluates a market intervention that sought to improve efficiency within the world's largest online labor market. The second paper provides an ...
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