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  • Huang, Sonya (Sonya Y.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    The input-output model, a framework for national accounting and economic modeling, has been popular among regional economists for studying energy and emissions due to its focus on interindustry linkages. In a series of ...
  • Dutta-Koehler, Madhu Chhanda (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    This dissertation compares the responses of Dhaka, Bangladesh and Kolkata, India to the serious challenges posed by climate change, particularly in the water sector. Drawing on the theories of "adaptation as development" ...
  • Willis, Graham Arthur Neill, 1979- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    Policing is widely understood, empirically and theoretically, as a core function of the state. Much of the knowledge presumes that police are the only body that may kill and arbitrate killing, routinely and without retaliation ...
  • Araújo, Kathleen M (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    All too often, discussion about the imperative to change national energy pathways revolves around long timescales and least cost economics of near-term energy alternatives. While both elements certainly matter, they don't ...
  • Goodspeed, Robert (Robert Charles) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    This dissertation examines new professional practices in urban planning that utilize new types of spatial planning support systems (PSS) based on geographic information systems (GIS) software. Through a mixed-methods ...
  • Dossa, Zahir (Zahir A.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    Sustainability is a complex term that is becoming increasingly used. While extremely important, sustainability is often misused and misunderstood, yielding undesirable effects. Furthermore, many organizations promote the ...
  • Flores Dewey, Onésimo A. (Onésimo Alberto) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    What makes it possible for the governments of cities limited by scarce fiscal resources and weak institutions to enhance their transportation planning and regulatory capacities so as to provide the public with cleaner, ...
  • Van Maasakkers, Mattijs J. (Mattijs Johannes) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    The concept of ecosystem services has become ubiquitous in environmental planning and policy. One way of turning the insight that society depends on nature for a wide range of benefits into practice is by creating markets ...
  • Guerrero Compeán, Roberto (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    This dissertation is a collection of three essays on environmental policy and empirical development economics, unified in their underlying inquiry of the welfare effects of climate in Mexico. The first chapter presents ...
  • Shamsuddin, Shomon (Shomon Shamsuddin) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    According to standard economic theory, more people will obtain postsecondary education in response to the rising college wage premium. However, students from low income families remain less likely to earn a college degree ...
  • Jackson, Jason Bertroy Riley (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    The dissertation addresses a fundamental question in the social sciences: Where do economic interests and policy preferences come from? How do interests and preferences shape political and economic behavior, government ...
  • Lambie-Hanson, Lauren Skiles (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    This thesis is made up of three papers that investigate several aspects of the current mortgage foreclosure crisis. The first paper examines a 90-day "right-to-cure" policy adopted in Massachusetts to slow the foreclosure ...
  • Fang, Wanli, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    My dissertation aims to assess transport infrastructure's influence on the productivity, scale and distribution of urban economic activities through changing intercity accessibility. Standard project-level cost-benefit ...
  • Green, La Tonya M. (La Tonya Mellissa), 1975- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    While the particularities of public housing residents' hardships often capture the attention of the national media, less recognized and understood is how public housing residents work to address the instabilities they ...
  • Bokhari, Sheharyar Javaid (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    This dissertation is a collection of three essays in real estate finance. In the first essay, we observe that between 1985 and 2007, the share of household mortgage debt as a proportion of the total value of housing in the ...
  • Pyun, Lynn Sue, 1977- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    This thesis is composed of three independent essays, which explores different aspects how institutions affect value creation. The first essay is titled "Caught in the Downside of Large-Firm Driven Development: Elite Engineers ...
  • Brand, Anna Livia (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    Since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the election of President Barack Obama in 2008, the country has struggled with questions regarding the salience of racial inequality. While the days following Katrina ...
  • Sengupta, Annis Whitlow (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    Parades are many things. They are treasured annual traditions, community gatherings, expressions of identity and pride. Parades interrupt the daily flow of city life, rerouting traffic, crowding sidewalks and public ...
  • McKay, Shannon Ashley (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    The linkage between the political dynamics at the state level and actual implementation of land use regulations at the local level is the focus of this dissertation. This focus is explored through the genesis and efficacy ...
  • Chen, Yang, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    China and the rest of the world are facing the challenge of meeting energy demand sustainably. Household-level energy consumption is a large ultimate driving force of a nation's energy use. Realizing a sustainable energy ...
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