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  • Prescott, James J. (James Jondall) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    This thesis, which consists of three essays, uses empirical methods to study questions in criminal procedure and employment antidiscrimination law. The first chapter measures the consequences for offenders of expanding ...
  • Lem, Jacklin Chou (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    This dissertation, which is a collection of three essays, uses empirical methods to study questions at the intersection of law and economics. The first chapter, co-authored with Joshua Fischman, explores how supervision ...
  • Simon, John A. (John Albert), 1971- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
    This thesis consists of two separate essays. The first, entitled 'The Long Boom', considers the causes of the recent record breaking growth in the United States. The second, entitled 'Markups and Inflation', looks at the ...
  • Guiteras, Raymond P (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    This thesis consists of three essays addressing open empirical questions in applied microeconomics. Chapter 1 attempts to quantify the impact of climate change on Indian agriculture. I use historical data on past yearly ...
  • Lumer, Gerald B. (Gerald Benjamin) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995)
  • Cantoni, Enrico (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    This thesis consists of four chapters on the causes of voter participation. In the first chapter, I study the effects of voting costs through a novel, quasi-experimental design based on geographic discontinuities. I compare ...
  • Reguant-Rido, Mar (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    In this thesis, I explore issues related to energy and environmental markets. In the first chapter, I examine the benefits of complementary bidding mechanisms used in electricity auctions. I develop a model of complex ...
  • 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'. ...
  • Deryugina, Tatyana (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    This thesis examines various aspects of environmental economics. The first chapter estimates how individuals' beliefs about climate change are affected by local weather fluctuations. Climate change is a one-time uncertain ...
  • Healy, Andrew J (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    This thesis is a collection of three essays on economic development and experimental economics. In Chapter 1, I present experimental evidence about how Thais treat information from domestic and foreign sources. Thai students ...
  • Baily, Walter Toshihide (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995)
  • Kocatulum, Emre (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    Chapter 1 is the product of joint work with Ferhat Akbas and it provides a behavioral explanation for monthly negative serial correlation in stock returns. For the first time in the literature, this work reports that only ...
  • 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 ...
  • Thakor, Richard Todd (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    In the first chapter, I examine how financial constraints affect asset allocation, and consequently productivity and asset values. Using a unique dataset of agricultural outcomes, I explore how farmers respond to exogenous ...
  • 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." ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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% ...
  • 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 ...
  • Edsparr, Patrik Lennart (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994)
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