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  • Wu, Yufei, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    The first chapter explores strategic insurer pricing in response to consumer inertia. A growing literature has documented evidence that consumers in health insurance markets are inertial, or behave as though they face ...
  • Wu, Yufei, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    A growing literature has documented evidence that consumers in health insurance markets are inertial, or behave as though they face substantial switching costs in choosing a health insurance plan. I investigate whether the ...
  • Reggiani, Giovanni; Mezzanotti, Filippo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    This thesis, joint with F. Mezzanotti, provides a lower bound for the extent of strategic voting. Voters are strategic if they switch their vote from their favorite candidate to one of the main contenders in a tossup ...
  • Silva, Dejanir Henrique (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    The thesis consists of three essays on how macroeconomic policy can be an important determinant of risk premium and how variations in risk premium may affect macroeconomic policy. Unconventional monetary policy represents ...
  • Wasserman, Melanie (Melanie Sharon) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
    This thesis studies gender differences in educational and occupational outcomes. Chapter 1 examines whether the long work hours required by high-paying professions are a barrier to entry for women, who may face a tradeoff ...
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