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  • Venables, Sarah Elizabeth (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    The first chapter presents a model in which a principal requires an agent to work on multiple tasks, which require varying levels of effort. Initially the appropriate actions are unknown to the principal and so he cannot ...
  • Martínez Bravo, Mónica (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    This thesis is a collection of three independent essays on the causes and consequences of local elections in non-democratic regimes. The first essay examines the political consequences of local elections on the first ...
  • Weese, Eric Gordon (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    In the first chapter of this thesis, I study Japanese municipal mergers using a political coalition formation model. Political coalition formation games can describe the formation and dissolution of nations, as well as the ...
  • Fergusson, Leopoldo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    The chapters in this thesis tackle different questions, but share the attempt to open the "black box" of the relationship between institutions and economic outcomes. In the first chapter, I examine mass media's role in ...
  • Migueis, Marco (Marco A.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    Essay 1: The Effect of Political Alignment on Transfers to Portuguese Municipalities. In this paper, I use financial data of Portuguese municipalities (1992-2005) to investigate if political alignment between the central ...
  • Garcia-Arenas, Javier (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    This thesis consists of three essays on economics focusing on the determinants of regime change and economic growth. I put the focus primarily on political, institutional, and historical factors. I started working on these ...
  • Yared, Pierre (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    This dissertation consists of three chapters on the interaction of political institutions and macroeconomic activity in dynamic environments. Chapter 1 studies the optimal management of taxes and debt in a framework which ...
  • Hall, Anne Elizabeth, 1971- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    In this thesis, I estimate a structural demand model for prescription drug benefits by Medicare beneficiaries using data from the Medicare HMO program. I then use the utility parameter estimates to explore other questions ...
  • Kearney, Melissa Schettini, 1974- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
    This thesis investigates individual decision-making in response to government policies, in particular, state lotteries and the welfare "family cap." Despite considerable controversy surrounding the use of state lotteries ...
  • Livas Elizondo, Raul Alejandro (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993)
  • Wong, Maisy (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    Many ethnically diverse countries have policies that encourage integration across ethnic groups. This dissertation investigates the impact and welfare implications of a residential desegregation policy in Singapore, the ...
  • Rognlie, Matthew (Matthew James) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    This thesis consists of three chapters on savings, investment, and monetary policy. The first chapter studies optimal monetary policy in an environment where negative nominal interest rates are possible, as demonstrated ...
  • Menzel, Konrad, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    This thesis explores power and consistency of estimation and inference procedures with moment inequalities, and applications of the moment inequality framework to estimation of frontiers in finance. In the first chapter, ...
  • Chandrasekhar, Arun Gautham (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    This thesis examines the role that social networks play in developing economies. The first two chapters analyze econometric issues that arise when researchers work with sampled network data. The final two chapters study ...
  • Basu, Suman S. (Suman Sambha) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    This dissertation is a collection of three essays on public and private borrowing on international capital markets, with a focus on optimal policy for the government and international financial institutions. Chapter 1 ...
  • Cullen, Julie Berry (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1997)
  • Illanes, Gastón (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    This thesis studies consumer behavior and strategic interactions between firms in markets that were actively designed by governments. In such settings, government intervention is frequent, firms are often constrained in ...
  • Kolotilin, Anton (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    The first chapter studies optimal information revelation with one-sided asymmetric information. A sender chooses ex ante how her information will be revealed ex post. A receiver obtains both public information and information ...
  • Breza, Emily Louise (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    This thesis investigates the role of strategic social interactions in household decision-making using empirical evidence from India. In the first chapter, I ask how the actions of peers influence an individual's own decision ...
  • Kende, Michael, 1964- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992)
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