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  • Hall, Anne Elizabeth, 1971- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    In this thesis, I estimate a structural demand model for prescription drug benefits by Medicare beneficiaries using data from the Medicare HMO program. I then use the utility parameter estimates to explore other questions ...
  • Kearney, Melissa Schettini, 1974- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
    This thesis investigates individual decision-making in response to government policies, in particular, state lotteries and the welfare "family cap." Despite considerable controversy surrounding the use of state lotteries ...
  • Livas Elizondo, Raul Alejandro (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993)
  • Wong, Maisy (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    Many ethnically diverse countries have policies that encourage integration across ethnic groups. This dissertation investigates the impact and welfare implications of a residential desegregation policy in Singapore, the ...
  • 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 ...
  • Walker, Jonathan Lamont (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1991)
  • Kent, Christopher J. (Christopher John) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1997)
  • Herrera Barraiga, Luis Oscar (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1996)
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