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    • Empirical Analyses in Finance and Macroeconomics 

      Ma, Yueran (2018-05-11)
      This thesis has three essays which are empirical studies at the intersection of finance and macroeconomics. The topics include low interest rates and financial markets, debt contracts and corporate borrowing constraints, ...
    • Essays in Consumer and Small Business Finance 

      Tai, Mingzhu (2017-05-12)
      My dissertation consists of three essays in consumer and small business finance. The last US housing boom and the development of mortgage securitization are commonly believed to fuel the credit expansion before the financial ...
    • 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 Entrepreneurship and Financial Economics 

      Luo, Cheng (2018-05-10)
      The chapters in this dissertation study entrepreneurship activity and capital market behavior. In Chapter 1, I ask whether the opportunity cost of marriage affects female entrepreneurship. I use World War II casualties ...
    • Essays in Finance and Econometrics 

      Diamond, William (2018-01-18)
      This thesis presents two essays studying the role of banks in financial markets and one which studies statistical inference in matching markets. The first chapter presents a new theory of the role of banks, providing an ...
    • Essays in Financial Economics 

      CHEN, YIN (2018-05-10)
      This dissertation consists of three independent essays on the understanding of investor behavior and financial markets. Chapter 1 (co-authored with Zhong Xu and Chuanwei Zou), “Trading Relationships in the Chinese Repo ...
    • Essays in Financial Economics 

      Liao, Gordon Yu (2017-05-16)
      My dissertation is composed of three papers in financial economics. In the first essay, “Credit Migration and Covered Interest Rate Parity,” I document economically large and persistent discrepancies in the pricing of ...
    • 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 Financial Economics 

      Wang, Zixuan (2019-05-13)
      The first chapter studies how dealers affect the liquidity of the corporate bonds market. Using corporate bond transaction data with dealer identifiers, I find that a large component of the bid-ask spread is dealer-dependent. ...
    • Essays in Financial Economics 

      Anderson, Christopher (2019-04-30)
      The first essay studies consumption-based asset pricing models in which consumers make mistakes. I build a model in which a portfolio manager selects portfolio weights on behalf of a potentially non-optimizing consumer. ...
    • Essays in Financial Economics 

      Lee, Seunghyup (2018-09-27)
      The first chapter provides empirical evidence of a financial channel through which a friction in the labor market impacts corporate investment in innovation. I document that employment protection amplifies operating leverage ...
    • Essays in Financial Intermediation 

      Bord, Vitaly M. (2018-05-11)
      This dissertation contains three essays on how differences among financial intermediaries affect the provision of financial services. The first essay, "Bank Consolidation and Financial Inclusion," focuses on deposit-taking ...
    • Essays in Household Finance and Bank Regulation 

      Narasiman, Vijay (2017-01-25)
      My dissertation focuses on topics in household finance and bank regulation. In chapter 1, I estimate the household consumption response to a predictable, quasi-permanent income shock. Credit card spending rises well before ...
    • Essays in Information Technology and Productivity 

      Hillis, Andrew (2017-09-07)
      This dissertation studies the relationship between information technology and productivity in three domains. Chapter 1 examines a mobile software application that allows recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance ...
    • 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 Market Design and Behavioral Economics 

      Wang, Carmen Yiyin (2018-05-14)
      This dissertation combines insights from market design and behavioral economics in designing conventional and unconventional marketplaces. The first design recognizes that market participants make mistakes in their ...
    • Essays in Monetary Policy With Informational Frictions 

      Choi, David (2018-05-16)
      This dissertation presents three essays addressing the role of informational frictions in monetary policy. In particular, motivated by the observation that central banks around the world are often concerned about their ...
    • 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 ...