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    • Essays in Corporate Finance 

      Mezzanotti, Filippo (2016-05-13)
      Macroeconomic and institutional shocks are important drivers of firms' activities. In chapter one, I examine the role of patent litigation in affecting companies’ innovation. Studying a landmark Supreme Court decision, I ...
    • Essays in Financial Economics 

      Chernyakov, Alexander (2016-08-25)
      This dissertation consists of three essays: Chapters 1 and 2 focus on the impact of cognitive and institutional constraints on stock market efficiency while Chapter 3 examines whether shocks to the real interest rate are ...
    • Essays in Labor Economics 

      Cook-Stuntz, Elizabeth Ann (2016-05-19)
      In my first chapter, I consider the long-term effects of World War II on women. WWII drew women into the workforce in unprecedented numbers and, often, into atypical occupations. After the war, they returned home where ...
    • Essays in Optimal Taxation 

      Lockwood, Benjamin B. (2016-05-04)
      Policy often differs from the recommendations of theoretical optimal tax models in substantial and enduring ways. Such differences are sometimes surely because policy is suboptimal; however they may also be driven by ...
    • Essays in the Economics of Innovation 

      Jaravel, Xavier (2016-05-10)
      This dissertation examines the social and economic processes that generate innovation and distribute its rewards in society, in the context of the United States over the past twenty years. Chapters 1 and 4 investigate the ...
    • Essays on Asset Prices and Macroeconomic News Announcements 

      Zhou, John Cong (2016-05-06)
      My dissertation is composed of three chapters that are unified by their exploration of asset prices and macroeconomic news announcements. With respect to asset prices, my main focus is on the price discovery process: how ...
    • Essays on Entrepreneurship and Innovation 

      Queiro, Francisco (2015-08-31)
      These essays investigate the role of entrepreneurial human capital as a driver of innovation and growth. In the first chapter, I estimate the effect of manager education on firm employment growth using administrative panel ...
    • Essays on Indices and Matching 

      Shorrer, Ran I. (2015-05-11)
      In many decision problems, agents base their actions on a simple objective index, a single number that summarizes the available information about objects of choice independently of their particular preferences. The first ...
    • Essays on Industrial Organization 

      Wollmann, Thomas G. (2015-05-21)
      This dissertation comprises three essays on industrial organization. The first essay studies how product-level entry and exit decisions impact business and public policy analysis. It provides an empirical model that ...
    • Essays on Industrial Policy and Communication 

      Rotemberg, Martin (2015-05-14)
      In my dissertation, I study government policies and their effects on the behavior of agents in the economy. Chapter 1 discusses the effects that subsidies for small firms have on aggregate output and productivity, with an ...
    • Essays on Information and Debt 

      Hebert, Benjamin (2015-05-01)
      These essays attempt to explain why debt contracts are so common, and to explore the consequences resulting from the use of debt contracts. In the first essay, “Moral Hazard and the Optimality of Debt,” I use tools from ...
    • Essays on International Finance and Asset Pricing 

      Powers, Thomas Yang (2016-05-14)
      My first essay investigates the relationship between risk and return for investment projects within the firm. I focus on the film industry and find that more volatile movies have higher rates of return, even though this ...
    • Essays on Learning, Uncertainty, and Choice 

      Frick, Mira Anna Phyllis (2015-04-20)
      This dissertation presents three independent essays in microeconomic theory. Motivated by the rise of social media, Chapter 1 (co-authored with Yuhta Ishii) builds a model studying the effect of an economy's potential for ...
    • Essays on Macroeconomic Stabilization 

      Kekre, Rohan (2016-05-18)
      Motivated by policy debates emerging from the U.S. Great Recession and Eurozone crisis, I study the stabilization role of monetary, fiscal, and macroprudential policies in response to short-run fluctuations. In the first ...
    • Essays on Microeconomic Theory 

      Romm, Assaf (2015-05-07)
      This thesis contains three chapters related to the microeconomic interactions in markets. The first paper deals with markets with many participants, and in which monetary transfers are allowed, and studies core convergence. ...
    • Leverage, Derivatives, and Asset Markets 

      Yang, David Cherngchiun (2015-05-14)
      This dissertation consists of three independent essays on the relationship between leverage, derivatives (especially, option securities), and asset markets. Chapter 1, "Does the Tail Wag the Dog? How Options Affect Stock ...
    • Organizational Innovation in Health Care 

      Haque, Rezwan (2015-04-27)
      This dissertation investigates whether differences in organizational innovation amongst health care providers can explain the huge variation in costs and outcomes. I specifically consider two facets of organizational ...