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Theses - Dept. of Economics

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  • Bartik, Alexander W. (Alexander Wickman) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    This thesis consists of three chapters on the economics of labor markets. Each chapter explores an aspect of the distributional consequences of labor market shocks due to changes in trade, regulations, or technology. The ...
  • Hull, Peter D (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    1 IsoLATEing: Identifying Counterfactual-specific Treatment Effects with Crossstratum Comparisons -- 2. Leveraging Lotteries for School Value-added: Testing and Estimation -- 3. Estimating Hospital Quality with Quasi-experimental ...
  • Ji, Yan, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    This thesis consists of three chapters on the macroeconomic implications of financial frictions. The first chapter investigates the implications of student loan debt on labor market outcomes. I begin by analytically ...
  • Roth, Benjamin N. (Benjamin Nathaniel) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    1. Keeping the Little Guy Down: A Debt Trap for Informal Lending -- 2. Targeting High Ability Entrepreneurs Using Community Information: Mechanism Design In The Field -- 3. Voluntary Market Design: Dominant Individual Rationality.
  • Padi, Manisha (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    This thesis consists of three chapters on consumer financial contracts. Particularly, this thesis focuses on the regulation and design of markets for financial contracts, and their impact on household financial health. The ...
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