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  • May, Sean, 1974- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
  • 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 ...
  • Saez, Emmanuel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999)
  • Abrams, David S (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    This dissertation presents work empirically investigating various aspects of the criminal justice system. Chapter one, coauthored with Chris Rohlfs, examines the judicial bail-setting process and the defendant decision to ...
  • Notowidigdo, Matt, 1981- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    This thesis studies the economics of local labor markets. There are three chapters in the thesis, and each chapter studies how economic outcomes are affected by local labor market conditions. The first chapter studies the ...
  • Jacobson, Jonathan Erik (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993)
  • Leiserson, Gregory Quick (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    This thesis investigates the influence of retiree health and pension policies on the retirement decisions of public sector employees. Chapter one documents the central role of eligibility for subsidized retiree health ...
  • Liu, Samuel T. (Samuel Tah-teh), 1973- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
  • Kessler, Daniel P (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994)
  • Weisbenner, Scott J (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999)
  • Palmer, Christopher John (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    The first chapter consists of my job-market paper. The foreclosure rate of sub-prime mortgages increased markedly across 2003-2007 borrower cohorts-sub-prime mortgages originated in 2006- 2007 were roughly three times more ...
  • Januszewski, Silke I. (Silke Irene), 1974- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    This thesis analyzes several aspects of the Industrial Organization of the airline industry in three separate chapters. Chapter 1 investigates the effect of air traffic delays on airline prices. The degree to which prices ...
  • Reynoso, Alejandro (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1989)
  • Peters, Michael (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    Chapter 1 contains a theory of misallocation. In contrast to a recent literature where misallocation stems from imperfect input markets, I study an economy with non-competitive output markets. This change of focus has two ...
  • Guerrieri, Veronica (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    In Chapter 1, I study the efficiency properties of competitive search equilibria in economies with informational asymmetries. Employers and workers are both risk-neutral and ex-ante homogeneous. I characterize an equilibrium ...
  • Li, Danielle (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    This dissertation consists of four chapters exploring how organizations inform and distort the implementation of public policy in two empirical settings. Chapters 1 and 2 study the non-market allocation of research funding ...
  • He, Ruimin, 1981- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    This dissertation presents four distinct essays. Mutually beneficial deals between government officials and merchants have negative social externalities, motivating policies to reduce this form of corruption. Chapter 1 ...
  • Bruegemann, Bjoren Axel, 1974- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    The stringency of employment protection regulations varies substantially across countries. This thesis studies three mechanisms that can help explain the extent and persistence of this variation. The first chapter explores ...
  • Zermeño Vallés, Luis G. (Luis Guillermo) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    This dissertation studies the problem of motivating an expert to help a principal take a decision. The first chapter examines a principal-expert model in which the only source of friction is that the expert must be induced ...
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