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  • 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 ...
  • Sripakdeevong, Parit (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Amador Werning Angeletos (2006) characterize the conditions under which optimal saving/ consumption decision are determined by a minimum savings policy. I test this model empirically against data from the Townsend Thai ...
  • Manuelli, Lucas (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    In this paper we aim to test the extent of labor risk sharing exists in thai village economies. Specifically we test the null hypothesis of full risk sharing at the village level. We outline a simple planner's problem that ...
  • 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, ...
  • Greenberg, Kyle (Kyle Andrew) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This dissertation consists of three empirical studies, each using administrative data from the U.S. Army, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and the U.S. Social Security Administration. The first chapter investigates ...
  • Passadore, Juan (Juan Francisco Passadore Figueroa) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This thesis studies how contracting frictions affect the outcomes that the public sector or individual agents can achieve. The focus is on situations where the government or the agent lacks commitment on its future actions. ...
  • Moshary, Sarah N. S. (Sarah Nazpai Schwartz); Illanes, Gaston (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Chapter 1 studies price discrimination in advertising sales to Political Action Committees (PACs) in the 2012 Presidential Election. These groups have grown rapidly - expenditures neared $500 million in the 2012 presidential ...
  • Tsoy, Anton (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This dissertation consists of three chapters. Chapter 1 studies an infinite-horizon bilateral bargaining model with alternating offers and private correlated values. I characterize frequent-offer limits of common screening ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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) ...
  • Hussam, Reshmaan Nahar (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This thesis is a compilation of three empirical studies exploring significant but underexamined health and development challenges of the late 20th and early 21st centuries in South Asia. Chapter One investigates the effects ...
  • Hernández, Sara (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This thesis is a collection of three chapters in empirical development economics. The first chapter investigates the impact of the dramatic growth of the fresh-cut flower industry in Colombia on different forms of violence. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Andrews, Isaiah (2014-09-04)
    When weak identification is a concern researchers frequently calculate confidence sets in two steps, first assessing the strength of identification and then, on the basis of this initial assessment, deciding whether to use ...
  • Auclert, Adrien; Rognlie, Matthew (2014-09-04)
    We provide a proof that Markov Perfect equilibrium is unique in the standard infinitehorizon incomplete-market model with a default option which, following Eaton and Gersovitz (1981), has become a benchmark for quantitative ...
  • Wheaton, William C.; Chervachidze, Serguei; nechayev, Gleb (Cambridge, MA: Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014-01-19)
    MSA-level estimates of a housing supply schedule must offer a solution to the twin problems of simultaneity and stationarity that plague the time series data for local housing prices and stock. An Error Correction Model ...
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