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    • Timing restriction and information provision effects on birth type choice. 

      Melo, Lucas Braga de (2019-02-07)
      Scheduled Cesarean Section before 39 weeks of gestation are common in Brazil, they are frequently associated with respiratory and other adverse neonatal outcomes [Tita et al., 2009]. In 2016, Brazil implemented a policy ...
    • The Effect of gender on college major choice: evidence from Brazil 

      Lemos, Marina da Justa (2019-03-25)
      This dissertation evaluates how gender affects college major choice in Brazil by estimating a discrete choice model with a nested logit specification. I use data from a Brazilian standardized exam taken by most seniors who ...
    • Delegated Coordination 

      Lara, Lucas Panico de (2019-03-14)
      We consider a multi-dimensional model of delegation in which a principal makes a decision so as to coordinate two agents, each with private information of their own impacting the outcomes of the decision and with one agent ...
    • The Welfare effects of direct-to-consumer salese 

      Yoshida, Renan Chaves (2019-03-20)
      Cutting off the intermediary and selling directly to consumers is an increasingly common strategy by manufacturers in many industries. Its impact on prices, profits and consumer welfare is theoretically ambiguous. It leads ...
    • Estimativas do efeito da taxa de despacho de bagagem 

      Resende, Bruno César Mariano (2018-03-28)
      Esta dissertação tem como principal objetivo estudar o impacto da cobrança de taxa de bagagem sobre o nível de preço das passagens aéreas e o comportamento do consumidor. Utilizando dados sobre o preço de passagens aéreas ...
    • The allocation of talent in teacher's occupation and Economic Growth 

      Moura, Paulo Vitor Antonacci (2018-04-06)
      The quality of teachers is a determining factor in the formation of human cap-ital, so it is also an object of study of economic development. We develop a generalequilibrium model in which workers are heterogeneous and ...
    • Impacts of Bolsa Família Program on infant health 

      Bonomo, Tiago Pucheu (2018-03-26)
      The objective of this dissertation is to evaluate the impacts of the introduction of a cash transfer for pregnant women in the design of the Bolsa Família Program (BFP) on infant health. In particular, I focus on the effects ...
    • Investment decisions and capital accumulation: firm-level evidence from Brazil 

      Camêlo, Felipe Diogo (2018-04-27)
      Using firm-level data from an administrative Brazilian dataset, I document a few stylized facts regarding capital stock accumulation patterns and investment decisions. Finding evidence largely in favor of micro-level ...
    • Estimação do fator estocástico de desconto com um grande cross-section 

      Almeida Filho, Delson Barros de (2018-04-20)
      A despeito da elegância teórica do fator estocástico de desconto, sua especificação empírica é demasiado ampla. Utilizando fatores construídos como excessos de retornos que usufruem das propriedades de componentes principais, ...
    • Laws stop at borders but guns do not: spillovers from right-to-carry legislation in the United States 

      Laplana, Antonio de Araujo (2018-03-26)
      This paper investigates the following research questions: (i) Do changes in Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) legislation affect crime? (ii) In the case it does affect crime, are there spillover effects on crime rates in ...
    • Metodologia de índices de ações: o caso brasileiro 

      Cunha, Guido Maia da (2018-03-28)
      O objetivo dessa dissertação é avaliar os efeitos que certas metodologias usadas na construção de índices e portfolios têm sobre suas performances e como elas diferem entre si. Para isso, analisaremos o caso do índice ...
    • An Essay on stochastic discount factor decomposition 

      Cordeiro, Fernando Luiz Pereira (2018)
      In this work, we use the framework developed by Christensen (2017) and Hansen and Scheinkman (2009) to study the long-term interest rates in the US and Brazil. In our first set of results, we assess Christensen (2017) ...
    • Demanda por seguro de automóvel no Rio de Janeiro 

      Freitas, Cristiana Caldeira Garcia de (2018-04-27)
      This thesis aims to estimate the demand for auto insurance in the city of Rio de Janeiro. Due to the availability of consumer level data, a brief review of discrete choice models was made, focusing on Logit with random ...
    • Finance and Labour Reallocation: The consequences of a liquidation reform 

      Araujo, Rafael Carlquist Rabelo de (2018-03-28)
      In 2005, the Brazilian bankruptcy law was changed to improve secured creditor’s protection. I explore the bankruptcy reform together with heterogeneity of the judicial efficiency, at the municipal level, and heterogeneity ...
    • Nowcasting Brazilian GDP: a performance assessment of dynamic factor models 

      Gomes, Guilherme Branco (2018-03-19)
      This work compares dynamic factor model’s forecasts for Brazilian GDP. Our approach takes into account mixed frequencies and can handle missing data. We implement three models: the first is based on the Principal Components ...
    • Seller-optimal learning and monopsony pricing 

      Naumann, Rodrigo de Ribeiro (2018-03-28)
      This paper studies incentives for information gathering in a monoposonist pricing setting. Our motivation stems from public procurement contracts where the government is the single buyer, and the true cost of providing the ...
    • A Alocação de talentos no setor público brasileiro 

      Café, Renata Motta (2018-03-09)
      This paper investigates how the method of hiring used by the public sector can lead to allocative inefficiency and loss in total production, even under a neutral hypothesis that agents produce equally in the public and ...
    • Indicador coincidente da atividade econômica: uma aplicação à economia brasileira 

      Pimentel, Luana Moreira de Miranda (2018-02-19)
      Neste trabalho, desenvolvemos um indicador coincidente da atividade econômica brasileira de frequência mensal, construído a partir de um modelo na forma espaço de estados e estimado por meio do filtro de Kalman. O modelo ...
    • Estimando o impacto da redução da velocidade máxima nas vias de São Paulo e o valor estatístico de uma vida 

      Jardim, Fernanda Baldim (2017-03-31)
      Utilizando robusta base de dados da CET-SP e a mudança da regra de velocidade máxima imposta pelo PPV no ano de 2015 para um grupo de vias de São Paulo, este trabalho estima o efeito da alteração no limite de velocidade ...
    • Usando a razão consumo-riqueza com dados de capital humano para prever retornos financeiros 

      Schardong, Gustavo (2017-06-19)
      Neste trabalho, buscamos testar a relação entre a razão consumo-riqueza e retornos financeiros, conforme proposto por Lettau e Ludvigson (2001). Como o capital humano é uma variável latente, os autores utilizam o cay como ...