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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Deshpande, Manasi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    I study the effects of disability insurance receipt on the long-term outcomes of children and their families. I use data from the Social Security Administration on children enrolled in the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) ...
  • Liu, Samuel T. (Samuel Tah-teh), 1973- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
    This thesis estimates the effects of immigration on education and crime. In Chapter I, I use a reform in immigration policy as a natural experiment to estimate the effects of immigration on native-born student outcomes in ...
  • 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 ...
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