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  • 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 ...
  • Labán, Raúl (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992)
  • Kim, Kyungmin; Townsend, Robert M., 1948- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    In the first chapter, I study how banks lend or borrow liquidity in the interbank market and what I can learn about the macro-economy from the interbank market. From a unique database of interbank loan transactions in ...
  • Moore, Mark P. (Mark Patrick), 1963- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1997)
  • Wu, Ding, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    This dissertation consists of three chapters on financial market imperfections, in particular, information imperfections. Chapter 1 studies how the existence of a fixed cost per transaction faced by uninformed investors ...
  • Blaum, Joaquin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    In Chapter 1, I study the effects of wealth inequality on economies where financial markets are imperfect. I exploit the idea that inequality should have a different effect across sectors. Using a difference-in-difference ...
  • Yudaeva, Ksenia, 1970- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998)
  • Bhattacharya, Sudipto (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1978)
  • Yokossi, Tite (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    This thesis investigates the impact and adoption of three types of technologies mobile money, a leading financial technology in Kenya, the colonial railway, an important transportation technology in Nigeria, and two prevalent ...
  • Zwiebel, Jeffrey Herman (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1991)
  • Zia, Bilal Husnain, 1977- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    This thesis is a collection of three empirical essays on firms, banks, and access to finance. Chapter 1 provides evidence that credit subsidies for exports are substantially misallocated towards financially unconstrained ...
  • Bai, Jie, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    This thesis consists of three chapters on microeconomic issues of firms in developing countries and the impact of government policies on business growth. The first chapter examines firms' incentive to establish a reputation ...
  • Irons, John S (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    The chapters included here investigate the general relation between fiscal policy and elections. Chapter 1 provides a general summary of the 3 main chapters. Chapter 2 examines local and non-local public expenditures and ...
  • Krugman, Paul R (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1977)
  • Muley, Ameya (Ameya Sanjay) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    In this thesis, I explore the consequences of frictions in financial intermediation. I theoretically analyse two financial contracts commonly found in the modern shadow banking system-rehypothecation and securitisation. ...
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