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  • Guerrieri, Veronica (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    In Chapter 1, I study the efficiency properties of competitive search equilibria in economies with informational asymmetries. Employers and workers are both risk-neutral and ex-ante homogeneous. I characterize an equilibrium ...
  • Li, Danielle (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    This dissertation consists of four chapters exploring how organizations inform and distort the implementation of public policy in two empirical settings. Chapters 1 and 2 study the non-market allocation of research funding ...
  • He, Ruimin, 1981- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    This dissertation presents four distinct essays. Mutually beneficial deals between government officials and merchants have negative social externalities, motivating policies to reduce this form of corruption. Chapter 1 ...
  • Bruegemann, Bjoren Axel, 1974- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    The stringency of employment protection regulations varies substantially across countries. This thesis studies three mechanisms that can help explain the extent and persistence of this variation. The first chapter explores ...
  • Zermeño Vallés, Luis G. (Luis Guillermo) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    This dissertation studies the problem of motivating an expert to help a principal take a decision. The first chapter examines a principal-expert model in which the only source of friction is that the expert must be induced ...
  • Ramírez Verdugo, Arturo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    This dissertation consists of three papers studying how firms allocate real and financial capital, and how taxes, the labor market and asymmetric information affect these allocation decisions. The first paper studies the ...
  • Saitō, Makoto (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992)
  • Judson, Ruth A (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994)
  • Ruivivar, Renee Johanna S. (Renee Johanna Samantela) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1997)
  • Castillo, Marci K (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1997)
  • Cohen, Moshe Aharon (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    The three chapters which comprise my thesis are a collection of essays on the analysis of the corporate governance and airline markets and of the federal appellate structure. In Chapter 1, I use a discrete choice framework ...
  • Bergstresser, Daniel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
    This thesis is a collection of three essays analyzing the economic effects of taxation, market structure, and the regulatory environment on financial markets, focusing in particular on financial intermediaries such as banks ...
  • McKie, Allison Nicole (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    This thesis presents three empirical essays on the teacher labor market. Chapter one exploits the exogenous variation in teacher pay arising from state-mandated pay increases to identify the causal effect of teacher pay ...
  • Kouri, Pentti Juha Kalervo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1975)
  • Sheshinski, Eytan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1966)
  • Srivastava, Sanjay (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1982)
  • Smith, Christopher Lane (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    This dissertation consists of three chapters on the youth and low-skilled labor markets. In Chapter 1, I show that teen employment is significantly more responsive than adult employment to immigration, and that growth in ...
  • Levchenko, Andrei A., 1977- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    This thesis is a collection of essays on the effects of trade and capital flows in developing countries. Chapter 1 starts with the observation that institutions - contract enforcement, property rights, investor protection, ...
  • Shapiro, Joseph S (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    The first chapter of this thesis uses a general equilibrium model of trade and the environment to investigate two questions. First, how do the gains from trade compare against the environmental costs of trade? Trade can ...
  • Simsek, Alp (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    This thesis consists of four essays about "uncertainty" and how markets deal with it. Uncertainty is about subjective beliefs, and thus it often comes with heterogeneous beliefs that may be present temporarily or even ...
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