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    • Approximately Optimal Mechanisms With Correlated Buyer Valuations 

      Albert, Michael Joseph (2013)
      Cremer and McLean 1985 shows that if buyers valuations are suciently correlated, there is a mechanism that allows the seller to extract the full surplus from the buyers. However, in practice, we do not see the Cremer-McLean ...
    • Auctions, Equilibria, and Budgets 

      Bhattacharya, Sayan (2012)
      We design algorithms for markets consisting of multiple items, and agents with budget constraints on the maximum amount of money they can afford to spend. This problem can be considered under two broad frameworks. (a) From ...
    • Eliciting and Aggregating Forecasts When Information is Shared 

      Palley, Asa (2016)
      Using the wisdom of crowds---combining many individual forecasts to obtain an aggregate estimate---can be an effective technique for improving forecast accuracy. When individual forecasts are drawn from independent and identical ...
    • Essays in Decision Theory 

      Wang, Mengke (2019)
      This dissertation consists of three essays in decision theory. The first chapter is an introduction. The second chapter studies individual decision making when deadlines are random. Since the quality of any decision relies ...
    • Essays in Macroeconomics 

      Chen, Linxi (2018)
      This dissertation consists of my essays in macroeconomics. In the first essay, I develop a new general equilibrium model to explain several facts about aggregate inventory that are challenging to existing inventory models. ...
    • Essays on Costly Charitable Fund-raising 

      Name-Correa, Alvaro (2013)
      In this dissertation I present a theory of charitable fund-raising in which it is costly to solicit donors. The second chapter shows how optimizing fund-raisers will affect the equilibrium level of contributions, determine ...
    • Essays on Delegation and Mechanisms 

      Baranovskyi, Volodymyr (2018)
      This dissertation consists of three theoretical essays on delegation and mechanism design.Chapter 2 is co-authored with Attila Ambrus and Aaron Kolb. We investigate competition in a delegation framework. An uninformedprincipal ...
    • Essays on Dynamic Tournaments 

      Wang, Ruoyu (2017)
      This dissertation studies dynamic tournaments and their economic and managerial implications from two different perspectives. The first half focuses on the optimal timing of information release when a tournament uses a feedback ...
    • Essays on Endogenous Decision Points 

      Landry, Peter (2013)
      This dissertation explores the implications of endognenizing the times decisions are faced for intertemporal decision-making in a variety of contexts. Chapter 1 considers a standard, expected-utility maximizer whose preferences ...
    • Essays on Identification and Promotion of Game-Theoretic Cooperation 

      Moon, Catherine (2018)
      This dissertation looks at how to identify and promote cooperation in a multiagent system, first theoretically through the lens of computational game theory and later empirically through a human subject experiment. Chapter ...
    • Essays on Self-Control 

      Groves, Alexander (2012)
      This dissertation concerns methods to test whether or not self-controlis costly, the form of temptation, and the affects different assumptionsabout costly self-control and temptation have on optimal borrowingand ...
    • Essays on the Market for Professional Fundraising 

      Paskalev, Zdravko Angelov (2016)
      This dissertation contributes to the economic literature on the market for professional fundraising with two theoretical and one empirical essays. The second chapter rationalizes the decision of charities to outsource ...
    • Lumpen: Vagrancies of a Concept from Marx to Fanon (and on) 

      Carpenter, Bennett Dempsey (2019)
      This dissertation, Lumpen: Vagrancies of a Concept from Marx to Fanon (and on), tracks the concept of the lumpenproletariat from its coinage by Karl Marx through its reworking by Franz Fanon, the Black Panthers and others ...
    • R & D-based growth models with transitional dynamics: Evidence from OECD countries 

      Moschella, Milenka (2017)
      Our study quantifies the impact of research and development (R&D) spending on technological progress, and hence on economic growth following the hypothesis that the second-generation growth theory best describes the data ...
    • Revealing Asset Quality: Liquidity Signaling and Optimal Stress Tests 

      Williams, Basil (2015)
      In my first chapter, I present a model in which sellers can signal the quality of an asset both by retaining a fraction of the asset and by choosing the liquidity of the market in which they search for buyers. Although ...
    • The Revelation Principle for Mechanism Design with Signaling Costs 

      Kephart, Andrew (2017)
      The revelation principle is a key tool in mechanism design. It allows the designer to restrict attention to the class of truthful mechanisms, greatly facilitating analysis. This is also borne out in an algorithmic sense, ...