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Essays in political economy
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
This thesis consists of three chapters. The first two chapters explore how different organizational forms, and in particular different hiring and firing practices, affect bureaucracies. In the first chapter, I study how ...
Adverse selection and government intervention in life and health insurance markets
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001)
This thesis examines the workings of insurance markets. The first two papers examine the effect of government tax and regulatory policy in markets for supplementary health insurance. The third paper presents new evidence ...