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Essays in International Trade and Development
This dissertation studies different aspects of the interaction between developed and developing countries in global supply chains. The first chapter studies the matching between importing and exporting firms in global ...
Essays on the Economics of Wage Inequality
In this dissertation I examine changes in wage inequality in two chapters. In the first chapter, I examine the slowdown in the relative demand for college-educated labor in the U.S. since the early 1980s. A large literature ...
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 Experimental Economics and the Improvement of Judgment and Decision Making
This dissertation presents essays on the relationship between judgment and de- cision making and public policy, with a focus on gender diversity. The gender difference in career advancement is the likely result both of ...
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 ...