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    • Essays on Financial Intermediaries and Market Frictions 

      Liu, Weiling (2019-05-03)
      Even the largest, most sophisticated intermediaries face limitations due to market frictions. In my dissertation, I study the impact of these frictions in a variety of settings, ranging from the U.S. bond market to the ...
    • Essays on Income Inequality 

      Danieli, Oren (2019-05-09)
      This dissertation consists of three independent essays on income inequality. Chapter 1 (with Sydnee Caldwell) develops a method to estimate the outside employment opportunities available to each worker and to assess the ...
    • 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 Organization and the Digital Economy 

      Jin, Yizhou (2019-05-14)
      This dissertation consists of three chapters related to industrial organization and the economic impact of data collection by firms in various industries. The first two chapters studies the economic impact of direct ...
    • 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 Information in Financial Markets 

      Fedyk, Anastassia (2018-05-13)
      In efficient markets, information, once public, should be instantaneously and correctly reflected in prices. But do investors consume information efficiently? Or do they allocate attention based on presentation, vary in ...
    • 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 ...
    • Mapping Networks to Probability Distributions in the Economy 

      Schlossberger, Janelle (2019-04-30)
      This dissertation develops and applies a set of theoretical tools that allows us to explicitly map the topologies of networks in the economy to different probability distributions of interest. The first chapter, "The ...
    • On Government Effectiveness: Organizational and Governance Limitations on the Delivery of Education 

      Moreira, Diana (2017-05-12)
      These essays discuss organizational and governance issues that limit the effectiveness of governments, with an emphasis on the provision of public education in Brazil. Chapter 1 provides evidence of one benefit of environments ...
    • 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 ...