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  • Anderson, Joshua David (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This paper examines whether disaggregated financial statement information during the late 1920's reduced information asymmetry. After controlling for firms endogenously selecting their level of disaggregation, I find that ...
  • Silberholz, John (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Cancer is a leading cause of death both in the United States and worldwide. In this thesis we use machine learning and optimization to identify effective treatments for advanced cancers and to identify effective screening ...
  • Mitra, Indrajit (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This dissertation consist of three essays. In the first essay, I examine optimal dynamic contracting between risk-averse investors and firm insiders in a dynamic general-equilibrium model with heterogeneous firms. The ...
  • Calmon, André du Pin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    The goal of this thesis is to describe, model, and optimize reverse logistics systems commonly used in the Consumer Electronics industry. The context and motivation for this work stem from a collaboration with an industrial ...
  • Weaver, Andrew, 1968- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This thesis consists of three essays that explore hiring criteria, skill demands and labor market outcomes. The first essay investigates the use of worker credit status as a hiring screen. The practice has sparked debate, ...
  • Lester, Rebecca C (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    How do U.S. companies respond to incentives intended to encourage domestic production and manufacturing? I study this question in the context of the Domestic Production Activities Deduction (DPAD), which was enacted in the ...
  • Fagnan, David Erik (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Financing drug development has a particular set of challenges including long development times, high chance of failure, significant market valuation uncertainty, and high costs of development. The earliest stages of ...
  • Lin, Song (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This dissertation consists of three essays on the implications of consumer heterogeneity and uncertainty for firms' strategies. The first essay analyzes how firms should develop add-on policies when consumers have heterogeneous ...
  • Xu, Yu; Chen, Hui; Yang, Jun; Passadore, Juan (Juan Francisco Passadore Figueroa) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This thesis consists of three chapters on debt markets. In chapter 1, I consider the interaction between domestic banking and growth in a DSGE model of sovereign default in order to address (i) the joint existence of ...
  • King, Angela, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    In the last twenty-five years (1990-2014), algorithmic advances in integer optimization combined with hardware improvements have resulted in an astonishing 200 billion factor speedup in solving mixed integer optimization ...
  • Lin, Maokai (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This thesis discusses optimization problems and equilibrium in networks. There are three major parts of the thesis. In the first part, we discuss optimization in dynamic networks. We focus on two fundamental optimization ...
  • Letham, Benjamin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Data and predictive modeling are an increasingly important part of decision making. Here we present advances in several areas of statistical learning that are important for gaining insight from large amounts of data, and ...
  • Wang, Hai, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    The Last Mile Problem refers to the provision of travel service from the nearest public transportation node to a home or office. Last Mile Transportation Systems (LMTS) are critical extensions to traditional public transit ...
  • Putnam-Farr, Eleanor (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Essay 1: "Yes/No/Not right now." Yes/No response formats can increase response rates even in non-forced-choice settings Although yes/no response formats have been used to increase enrollment rates in several different types ...
  • Kallus, Nathan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    The growing availability of data is creating opportunities for making better decisions, but in many circumstances it is yet unknown how to correctly leverage this data in systematic and optimal ways. In this thesis, we ...
  • Johnson, Kris (Kris Dianne) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Online markets are becoming increasingly important in today's world as more people gain access to the internet. Furthermore, the explosion of data that is collected via these online markets provides us with new opportunities ...
  • Ru, Hong, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This thesis considers three empirical essays on financial economics. The first chapter examines the effect of government credit on firm investment, employment, debt, profitability, and survival by using unique data from ...
  • Abraham, Mabel Lana Botelho (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This dissertation contributes to our understanding of when and how gender is incorporated into the evaluation of individuals, leading to unequal outcomes for similar men and women. Prior research has shown that because ...
  • Bisias, Dimitrios (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    This thesis revolves around applications of optimal portfolio theory. In the first essay, we study the optimal portfolio allocation among convergence trades and mean reversion trading strategies for a risk averse investor ...
  • Cohen, Maxime C (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    What is the right price to charge your customers? Many retailers and researchers are facing this question. In the last three decades, tremendous progress was made, both in the academic and business worlds. In this thesis, ...
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