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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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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) ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Acemoglu, Daron; Laibson, David; List, John A. (Cambridge, MA: Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014-01-17)
    Educational resources distributed via the Internet are rapidly proliferating. One prominent concern associated with these potentially transformative developments is that, as many of the leading technologies of the last ...
  • Acemoglu, Daron; Mostagir, Mohamed; Ozdaglar, Asuman (Cambridge, MA: Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014-01-17)
    Crowdsourcing is an emerging technology where innovation and production are sourced out to the public through an open call. At the center of crowdsourcing is a resource allocation problem: there is an abundance of workers ...
  • Acemoglu, Daron; Garcia-Jimeno, Camilo; Robinson, James A. (Cambridge, MA: Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014-01-08)
    We study the direct and spillover effects of local state capacity using the network of Colombian municipalities. We model the determination of local and national state capacity as a network game in which each municipality, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Johnson, Lynn Christine, 1976- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    I investigate whether voters judge the performance of their governor on taxes by comparing him to governors from neighboring states. If voters do make these comparisons, it creates "yardstick competition," where governors ...
  • Foarță, Octavia Daniela (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Chapter 1 examines how political economy considerations affect the desirability of banking unions. It presents a model in which bank recapitalizations are carried out by rent-seeking policymakers. These policymakers face ...
  • Zabai, Anna (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    In the first chapter, I explore the role of coordination problems and self-fulfilling beliefs as drivers of sovereign default risk. I employ global-game techniques to induce a unique equilibrium. Along the unique equilibrium, ...
  • Andrews, Isaiah Smith (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Economic researchers and policymakers need reliable tools both to estimate economic relationships and to measure the uncertainty surrounding their estimates. Unfortunately, economic data sometimes contains limited information ...
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