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  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Rigol, Natalia (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    study the design of microfinance contracts and how to target financial products using community information. In Chapter 1, I report on a field experiment in India that assesses (1) whether community members have information ...
  • 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 ...
  • Shrestha, Maheshwor (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    This thesis explores the determinants of international migration of low-skilled workers, in particular, from Nepal to Malaysia and the Persian Gulf countries. The first chapter explores how potential migrants trade the ...
  • 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, ...
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