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(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2020)This thesis studies the causal impacts of social insurance program design on household behavior and program-relevant outcomes. Each paper considers a major design feature of a large social insurance program - work requirements, ...
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2020)This thesis consists of three chapters in empirical macroeconomics. In the first chapter, I study downward wage rigidity. Downward wage rigidity is central to many explanations of unemployment fluctuations. In benchmark ...