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  • Tirole, Jean (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1981)
  • Swift, Henry Spencer (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Workers in similar occupations cluster, much like firms in similar industries. This may be due to firm clustering, but I propose a supply-side mechanism that may also provide an explanation. When workers face a risk of ...
  • Stantcheva, Stefanie (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    This thesis consists of three chapters on optimal tax theory with endogenous wages. Chapter 1 studies optimal linear and nonlinear income taxation when firms do not know workers' abilities, and competitively screen them ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
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