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  • Cullen, Julie Berry (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1997)
  • 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)
  • Rao, Nirupama S (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    This dissertation consists of three essays that examine the impact of tax policy of firm behavior. The first chapter uses new well-level production data on California oil wells and after-tax producer prices to estimate how ...
  • Edgerton, Jesse (Jesse James) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    This thesis consists of three essays that examine the impact of tax policy on firms' decisions to invest in productive capital. The first chapter uses newly-collected data on transaction prices of used construction machinery ...
  • Plancich, Stephanie L. (Stephanie Lynn), 1973- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
    The first chapter of this dissertation examines the behavior of long- and short-term capital gains distributions after the passage of the Tax Reform Act of 1997, which lowered the maximum tax rate on long-term gains. Using ...
  • Franco, Francesco, 1972- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    "Much as I hate to spoil my story by announcing its plot in advance, this paper is too long and involved to be clear otherwise. It deals with growth of investment and of capital stock subject to depreciation and periodic ...
  • Kent, Christopher J. (Christopher John) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1997)
  • Herrera Barraiga, Luis Oscar (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1996)
  • Estevão, Marcelo M (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995)
  • 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 ...
  • Hornbeck, Richard (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    The first essay analyzes the impact of the 1930's American Dust Bowl and investigates how much the short-term costs from erosion were mitigated by long-term adjustments. Exploiting new data collected to identify low, medium, ...
  • Chin, Aimee Yee Ying (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001)
    This thesis is a collection of three essays analyzing the economic effects of human capital investments. The first chapter evaluates the effects of a major educational reform in India called Operation Blackboard. The teacher ...
  • Friedman, Ezra H. (Ezra Henry), 1969- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998)
  • Ortega, Jaime, 1970- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998)
  • Stole, Lars Andreas (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1991)
  • May, Sean, 1974- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
    The research presented in this thesis covers two topics: the economics of crime and econometric methodology. The first chapter addresses the question of whether higher wages reduce teenage crime rates. I exploit exogenous ...
  • Cohen, Jessica Lee (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    This dissertation is a collection of three essays exploring the impact of incentives on participation in public education and health programs. The first two essays analyze the demand for Special Education (a program for ...
  • McKnight, Robin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
    This thesis brings together three essays on issues in the economics of health insurance. The first study considers the effects of average per-patient caps on Medicare reimbursement for home health care, which took effect ...
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