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  • Taveras, Carmen Aída (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    It is often argued that borrowing constraints are crucial to the understanding of entrepreneurial activity in the United States. However, portfolio data and calibration exercises raise doubts about the importance of borrowing ...
  • Landier, Augustin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
    The first chapter studies Entrepreneurship and the Stigma of Failure. Entrepreneurial activity varies substantially across countries and sectors and appears to be related to the stigma of failure. To understand this ...
  • Bruhn, Miriam (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    This thesis is a collection of three essays on entry regulation, institutions, and development.Chapter 1 examines the effect of a business registration reform in Mexico on economic activity. This reform made registration ...
  • Diez-Amigo, Sandro (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    This dissertation examines the question of how to improve the access to higher education for students from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds, in order to promote equality of opportunity. In order to do so, experimental ...
  • Burke, Jonathan Lewis (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1985)
  • Larson, Nathan (Nathan Christopher), 1974- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001)
    The first two chapters of this thesis explore how coordination happens in simple games. The first chapter models the adaptive play of a 2 x 2 game by pairs of agents matched together from a large population. In contrast ...
  • Sa, Filipa (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    Chapter 1 examines whether immigrants gain a comparative advantage relative to natives in highly protected labor markets. This may be the case if immigrants, being new to the country, are less aware of employment protection ...
  • Gourinchas, Pierre-Olivier (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1996)
  • Li, Xiangming, 1966- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999)
    This thesis examines two important issues in economic development: exchange rates and electricity demand and addresses methodological issues of using time series and panel data analysis to investigate important policy ...
  • Bottazzi, Laura (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992)
  • Werner, Alejandro M (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994)
  • Rogoff, Kenneth Saul (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1980)
  • Kaminsky, Graciela Laura (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1982)
  • Tubert, Angel Serrat (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1996)
  • Pierides, Ioannis Antonis (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994)
  • Di Tella, Sebastian T. (Sebastian Tariacuri) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    This thesis studies the role of the financial system in the amplification and propagation of business cycles. Chapter 1 studies the origin and propagation of balance sheet recessions. I first show that in standard models ...
  • Doyle, Joseph Buchman, Jr (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    This thesis consists of four essays on finance, learning, and macroeconomics. The first essay studies whether learning can explain why the standard consumption-based asset pricing model produces large pricing errors for ...
  • Franzoni, Francesco, 1972- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
    The first essay finds that the market betas of value and small stocks have decreased by about 75% in the second half of the twentieth century. The decline in beta can be related to a long-term improvement in economic ...
  • Chen, Chyi-Mei (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992)
  • Vargas Mendoza, Alberto (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    This thesis consists of three independent essays on Financial Economics. In chapter one I investigate the possible mispricing of European-style options in the Mexican Stock Exchange. The source of this problem is that when ...
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