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  • Kumar, Pavithra Kamakshi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    The first chapter in my thesis investigates the association between selected hedge fund characteristics and persistence in performance over time. Analyzing TASS data from 1996-2006, I observe a positive correlation between ...
  • Lim, Terence M. (Terence Meng-Jake), 1967- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998)
  • Nanda, Ramana (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    There is growing belief that countries with better financing environments are associated with higher economic growth because they facilitate entrepreneurship and hence the Schumpeterian process of 'creative destruction'. ...
  • Hindy, Ayman (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1990)
  • Iskoz, Sergey (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    This thesis consists of three essays on various topics in Financial Economics. Underwriter analysts issue recommendations that are on average more favorable than recommendations of other analysts. In Chapter 1, I investigate ...
  • Dou, Winston Wei (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    This thesis consists of three essays that theoretically and empirically investigate the asset pricing and macroeconomic implications of uncertainty shocks, propose new measures for model robustness, explain the joint ...
  • Sun, Yang, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This thesis consists of three essays in corporate finance and capital markets. The first chapter estimates the effect of competition from low-cost index funds on fees in the money management industry. A difference-in-differences ...
  • Bernstein, Asaf (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    This thesis consists of three empirical essays in financial economics that explore the role financial regulation can play in firm, household, and investor decision making. In the first chapter for households with homes ...
  • Ru, Hong, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This thesis considers three empirical essays on financial economics. The first chapter examines the effect of government credit on firm investment, employment, debt, profitability, and survival by using unique data from ...
  • Mitra, Indrajit (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This dissertation consist of three essays. In the first essay, I examine optimal dynamic contracting between risk-averse investors and firm insiders in a dynamic general-equilibrium model with heterogeneous firms. The ...
  • Edsparr, Patrik Lennart (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994)
  • Severino Díaz, Felipe (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    This thesis consists of three empirical essays in financial economics, examining the consequences of imperfect financial markets for households, small business and house prices. In the first chapter (co-authored with Meta ...
  • Chae, Joon, 1967- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    In Chapter 1, I investigate trading volume before scheduled and unscheduled corporate announcements to explore how traders respond to private information. I show that cumulative trading volume decreases by more than 15% ...
  • Mitton, Todd V. (Todd Victor), 1966- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
    The thesis consists of three essays dealing with corporate governance in an international context. The first essay is entitled "A Cross-Firm Analysis of the Impact of Corporate Governance on the East Asian Financial Crisis." ...
  • Edmans, Alex (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    This thesis consists of three essays in financial economics. Chapter 1 is entitled "Inside Debt." Existing theories advocate the use of cash and equity in executive compensation. However, recent empirical studies have ...
  • Zhou, Yifan, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    In Chapter 1, we seek to understand the relation between liquidity and market imperfections from two dimensions: 1) Across liquidity measures, we compare the influence of imperfections on two commonly used measures, Kyle's ...
  • Mullins, William, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    This thesis examines three questions in Corporate Finance. The first chapter investigates the effect of institutional ownership on the governance dynamics and behavior of firms. I exploit the exogenous change in equity ...
  • Haugh, Martin B. (Martin Brendan), 1971- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001)
    This thesis consists of three essays that apply techniques of operations research to problems in financial engineering. In particular, we study problems in portfolio optimization and options pricing. The first essay is ...
  • Eikeboom, Arnout M. (Arnout Michiel) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994)
  • Colatat, Phech C (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    My dissertation examines the social and organizational processes that influence the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The diagnosis of ASD, as a research setting, presents a number of empirical puzzles which I ...
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