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  • THE MACROECONOMICS OF FISCAL CONSOLIDATIONS 

    Torres, Jose Luis (2018)
    In the past decade, numerous governments had to adjust their fiscal balance, as a result of the Great Recession and most recently due to the fall in commodity prices. In Chapter 1, I construct a novel dataset to estimate ...
  • Burst of Fall, A Painting by Alma Thomas 

    Almon, Clopper (2019-01)
    "Burst of Fall" is a 1968 painting by the Alma W. Thomas, and African-American woman painter of the Washington Color school. This brief note describes the circumstances of its origin and of its initial purchase. It includes ...
  • Essays in Industrial Organization 

    Paek, Yongjoon (2018)
    The dissertation focuses on two issues that are broadly related to the urban planning of Washington, DC. The first two chapters consider the burgeoning food truck industry in Washington, DC and the third chapter considers ...
  • Essays on Educational Vouchers 

    Sanchez Montesinos, Cristian (2018)
    This dissertation examines three different but related aspects of educational voucher programs. An introductory chapter describes the relevant questions in the literature, and draws a connecting line between the three ...
  • ESSAYS ON CAPITAL FLOWS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES 

    Matsumoto, Hidehiko (2018)
    In the first chapter, I develop a quantitative small-open-economy model to assess the optimal pace of foreign reserve accumulation by developing countries. The model features endogenous growth with foreign direct investment ...

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