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Essays in Health Economics
This dissertation explores situational differences in physician behavior based on detailed electronic hospital records, shedding light on previously unobservable determinants of treatment decisions and processes.
Essays on Normative Macro-Finance
This dissertation consists of four essays that study normative questions on issues related to financial markets and the macroeconomy.
Three Essays on Social Incentives
This dissertation studies social incentives in pro-social behavior and its various implications, including but not limited to disclosure policies, fundraising strategies and geographic polarization.
Essays in Applied Microeconomics
This dissertation contains three chapters. Each applies the tools of applied microeconomics to questions in labor economics, the economics of education, and social economics, respectively. In the first chapter, which is ...
The Macroeconomic Consequences of Microeconomic Phenomena in the Housing and Labor Markets
This dissertation consists of three independent chapters, each of which use microeconomic data and methods to inform an analysis of macroeconomic models and questions. The first two chapters study the short-run dynamics ...
Essays on the Role of Banks in the Macroeconomy
This dissertation consists of four essays that explore the interaction between banks and the supply of safe assets in the macroeconomy.
Essays in the Political Economy of Information
The primary focus of this dissertation is on information, its production and dissemination in society. In the first chapter, I explore the consequences of an increase in the number of newspapers on the quantity and quality ...
Mean Reversion in Housing Markets
Booms in house prices are usually followed by busts. This pattern is called "mean reversion." Mean reversion in housing markets has historically coincided with economic recessions across the world. Chapter 1 establishes ...
Essays in Development Economics
This dissertation comprises three essays in development economics.
Essays in Monetary Policy
This dissertation presents three chapters addressing issues pertaining to monetary policy, information, and central bank communication. The first chapter studies optimal monetary policy in an environment where policy actions ...