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  • 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. ...
  • Mestieri, Martí (Mestieri Ferre) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    This thesis focuses on the study of different aspects of income inequality across and within countries. In the first chapter, I study how the optimal provision of human capital is distorted in the presence of borrowing ...
  • Silva, Dejanir Henrique (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    The thesis consists of three essays on how macroeconomic policy can be an important determinant of risk premium and how variations in risk premium may affect macroeconomic policy. Unconventional monetary policy represents ...
  • Raddatz, Claudio E (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    This thesis consists of three empirical essays on different aspects of macroeconomic volatility. The first essay provides evidence of a causal and economically important relation between financial development and macroeconomic ...
  • Frakes, Michael (Michael D.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    This dissertation contributes to an understanding of the manner in which various dimensions of malpractice law shape physician behavior and how this behavior, in turn, impacts health outcomes. In Chapter 1, I explore the ...
  • Dick, Astrid A. (Astrid Andrea), 1972- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
    This thesis is a collection of essays on market structure, competition and consumer behavior. In Chapter 1 I develop and estimate a structural model of demand for commercial bank deposit services, which allows me to analyze ...
  • Lafortune, Jeanne (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    This thesis explores the link between human capital accumulation and the functioning of marriage markets. The first chapter studies the effect of marriage market conditions on pre-marital investment. After showing how a ...
  • Balestrieri, Filippo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    This thesis is a collection of three essays on mechanism design. In Chapter 1, we consider a general Informed Principal Problem in the context of procurement. Both the potential suppliers and the buyer hold some private ...
  • Kowalski, Amanda (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    This dissertation consists of an empirical chapter, an econometrics chapter, and a theoretical chapter, all of which advance the study of the price elasticity of expenditure on medical care. In Chapter 1, I estimate the ...
  • Wahhaj, Zaki (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    These essays are concerned with the problem of cooperation among individuals in a household and among households in a community under lack of commitment. The first chapter provides a theoretical investigation of consumption ...
  • Skinner, Thomas James (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995)
  • Zettelmeyer, Jerónimo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995)
  • Riker, David A. (David Andrew) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1996)
  • Branco, Fernando Manuel Ribeiro (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992)
  • Diamond, Peter A (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1963)
    The first essay is concerned with evaluating a stream of utility which extends into the infinite future. In it are derived sufficient conditions on a preference ordering to permit the definition of a continuous utility ...
  • Spinnewijn, Johannes (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    This dissertation consists of three chapters analyzing the optimal design of insurance contracts. I consider three relevant contexts that change the central trade-off between the provision of insurance and the provision ...
  • Reis, Catarina (Catarina Luis Monteiro dos) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    This thesis studies the optimal income tax scheme in four different settings. Chapter 1 focuses on the implications of lack of commitment for the optimal labor and capital income tax rates. It finds that it is optimal to ...
  • 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 ...
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