Economics and Business Working Papers Series

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Economics and Business Working Papers Series

 

Working papers, en accés obert, del Departament d'Economia i Empresa de la UPF.

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  • Benigno, Gianluca; Fornaro, Luca (2015)
    We provide a Keynesian growth theory in which pessimistic expectations can lead to permanent, or very persistent, slumps characterized by unemployment and weak growth. We refer to these episodes as stagnation traps, because ...
  • Tur-Prats, Ana (2015)
    This paper examines the historical origins of violence against women, in contrast to earlier literature, which focused only on short-term determinants. It analyses the relationship between traditional family patterns (stem ...
  • Jiménez-Martín, Sergi; Vall Castello, Judit; del Rey, Elena (2015)
    In this paper we explore the effects of a labor market reform that changed the statutory minimum working age in Spain in 1980. In particular, the reform raised the statutory minimum working age from 14 to 16 years old, ...
  • Bellés-Obrero, Cristina; Jiménez-Martín, Sergi; Vall-Castello, Judit (2015)
    We use an exogenous variation in the Spanish legal working age to investigate the effect of education on fertility and infant health. The reform introduced in 1980 raised the minimum legal age to work from 14 to 16 years ...
  • Ventura, Jaume; Voth, Hans-Joachim (2015)
    Why did the country that borrowed the most industrialize first? Earlier research has viewed the explosion of debt in 18th century Britain as either detrimental, or as neutral for economic growth. In this paper, we argue instead ...