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  • Do, Quy Toan, 1974- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
    This thesis is the collection of three independent studies that analyze the interplay between institutions and economic development. In Chapter 1, I examine the relationship between wealth inequality and institutions. I ...
  • Eesley, Charles D. (Charles Eric) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
    This dissertation is composed of three essays. I look at the role of two different but critical factors in shaping entrepreneurial outcomes: individual level career history and the institutional context. My work spans two ...
  • Benelli, Roberto, 1971- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
    This thesis includes three essays on the interaction between financial market institutions and market liquidity, and its implications for financial stability. The first essay studies an overlapping generations model of a ...
  • Wang, Xiao Yu, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    The primary goal of this thesis is to gain a deeper understanding of how institutional structure responds and evolves in equilibrium, particularly in the idiosyncratic and dynamic settings of developing economies. I use ...
  • Scheuer, Florian (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    Chapter 1 analyzes Pareto optimal non-linear taxation of profits and labor income in a private information economy with endogenous firm formation. Individuals differ in both their skill and their cost of setting up a firm, ...
  • Rothschild, Casey (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    This dissertation consists of three chapters on adverse-selection type insurance markets. Chapter 1 develops a model for analyzing non-exclusive insurance markets. It establishes that the "screening" considerations of ...
  • Stulz, René M (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1980)
  • Koen, Vincent (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1990)
  • Brandão, Tatiana Glindmeier Didier (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    This dissertation consists of three chapters on international capital flows. Chapter 1 emphasizes the importance of innovations in the investment opportunity set, captured by changes in expected asset returns, as an important ...
  • Tessada, José (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    This thesis consists of three separate essays related to international economics and labor markets. The first essay, with Francisco Gallego, looks at sudden stops, a main feature of developing countries in the last decades, ...
  • Basco, Sergi (Basco Mascaro) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    This dissertation analyzes different aspects of the globalization process. In recent years we witnessed an increasing role of emerging economies in world capital markets. Moreover, there has been a large reduction in trade ...
  • Conesa-Labastida, Andres (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1997)
  • Rappoport, Veronica E. (Veronica Eva) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    The first essay explains why credit contracts in developing countries are often denominated in foreign currencies, even after many of these economies succeeded in controlling inflation. I propose a new interpretation based ...
  • Rees, Daniel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    This thesis examines the impact of terms of trade shocks on commodity-exporting small, open economies. The first chapter examines whether households, firms and policymakers in these economies can distinguish between temporary ...
  • Gómez-González, Patricia; Rees, Daniel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    This thesis examines several aspects of open economies. The first two chapters are about sovereign debt and its interactions with domestic financial markets. The third chapter, coauthored with my classmate Daniel Rees, ...
  • Segura-Cayuela, Rubén (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    This dissertation consists of three essays in the intersection of International Trade and Institutions. The first essay looks at the effect of trade opening on the efficiency of institutions. I argue that part of the reason ...
  • Tang, Heiwai (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    This dissertation consists of three essays on international trade and investment. In the first essay, I study how cross-country differences in labor market institutions shape the pattern of international trade with a focus ...
  • Bombardini, Matilde (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    This thesis analyzes two issues in international trade: trade policy determination and international outsourcing. The first three chapters introduce the firm as a novel unit of analysis in the political economy of trade ...
  • Hu, Yu, 1975- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    (cont.) provides explanations as to when and how incorporating them into advertising deals can be profitable. We argue that using these pricing models appropriately can give both the publisher and the advertiser proper ...
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