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  • Migueis, Marco (Marco A.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    Essay 1: The Effect of Political Alignment on Transfers to Portuguese Municipalities. In this paper, I use financial data of Portuguese municipalities (1992-2005) to investigate if political alignment between the central ...
  • Garcia-Arenas, Javier (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    This thesis consists of three essays on economics focusing on the determinants of regime change and economic growth. I put the focus primarily on political, institutional, and historical factors. I started working on these ...
  • Yared, Pierre (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    This dissertation consists of three chapters on the interaction of political institutions and macroeconomic activity in dynamic environments. Chapter 1 studies the optimal management of taxes and debt in a framework which ...
  • Ueda, Michiko (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    The central goal of this dissertation is to contribute to our understanding of the link between political representation and policy outcomes. In particular, this collection of essays examines how the institutional arrangements ...
  • Rytchkov, Oleg (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    This thesis consists of three chapters exploring predictability of stock returns. In the first chapter, I suggest a new approach to analysis of stock return predictability. Instead of relying on predictive regressions, I ...
  • 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 ...
  • Anderson, Eric T. (Eric Thomas) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995)
  • 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 ...
  • Ledoit, Olivier Richard Henri (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995)
  • Tran, Ngoc-Khanh (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    This thesis consists of three chapters in asset pricing. Chapter 1 considers an international asset pricing setting with traded and non-traded out puts. It shows that output fluctuations in nontraded industries are a central ...
  • 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 ...
  • Adelino, Manuel (Manuel Duarte Neves) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    This thesis consists of three empirical essays on securitization and the resolution of financial distress, examining the information content of prices of mortgage-backed securities, the role of securitization in preventing ...
  • 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, ...
  • Wu, Lynn, 1981- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    In this thesis, I examine how information, information technology, and social networks affect information worker productivity. The work is divided into three essays based on tracking detailed communication patterns of ...
  • 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 ...
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