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  • Bosch-Domènech, Antoni; Silvestre, Joaquim (2002)
    We test whether risk attitudes change when losses instead of gains are involved. The study of gain-loss asymmetries has been largely confined to “reflected” choices, where all the money amounts of a positive prospect are ...
  • Benítez-Silva, Hugo; García-Pérez, José Ignacio; Jiménez-Martín, Sergi (2014)
    The discussion about the need for Social Security reforms has recently resurfaced, and is expected to continue to be part of the political agenda in the near future. Our paper is a step in the direction of providing a ...
  • Shioji, Etsuro (1995)
    This paper addresses three questions: (1) why does the share of skilled workers in regional population tend to be higher in wealthier regions? (2) what determines changes in this share over time? and (3) why is it that ...
  • García Gómez, Pilar; López, Ángel (2004)
    This paper reports an analysis of income related health inequalities at the Autonomous Community level in Spain using the self assessed health measure in the 2001 edition of the Encuesta Nacional de Salud. We use recently ...
  • Argilés, Josep M. (1999)
    This article aims to identify the key groups of regions with respect to farms oriented to fruit and citrus production. Twenty variables of fruit and citrus oriented farms corresponding to forty-one regions of the European ...
  • Shioji, Etsuro (1992)
    I study the role of internal migration in income convergence across regions in Japan. Neoclassical theory predicts that migration should have been an important source of convergence. Regression results, however, suggest ...
  • Rosés, Joan Ramon (2003)
    This paper has two main objectives. First, it provides a stylised description of the Catalan industrial path of the period 1830-1861. Second, it reviews the evolution of the Catalan industry in the Spanish context and, ...
  • Gambardella, Alfonso; Garcia Fontes, Walter (1994)
  • Hogarth, Robin; Karelaia, Natalia (2005)
    An important problem in descriptive and prescriptive research in decision making is to identify “regions of rationality,” i.e., the areas for which heuristics are and are not effective. To map the contours of such regions, ...
  • Arruñada, Benito (2014)
    Governments and international development agencies often fail in their efforts to build and reform property and company registries. They implement misguided policies rooted in a poor understanding of the role that registries ...
  • Freixas, Xavier; Lóránth, Gyöngyi; Morrison, Alan D. (2005)
    We investigate the optimal regulation of financial conglomerates which combine a bank and a non-bank financial institution. The conglomerate’s risk-taking incentives depend upon the level of market discipline it faces, ...
  • Calveras, Aleix; Ganuza, Juan José; Llobet, Gerard (2005)
    This paper analyzes the current trend towards firms’ self-regulation as opposed to the formal regulation of a negative externality. Firms respond to increasing activism in the market(conscious consumers that take into ...
  • Costa, Joan; Puig, Jaume (2004)
    Broadly speaking, pharmaceutical policy in Spain has been unable to control either the price or the volume of drugs prescribed. Limited attempts have been made to bring together the regulation of the pharmaceutical market ...
  • Bolton, Patrick; Freixas, Xavier; Gambacorta, Leonardo; Mistrulli, Paolo Emilio (2013)
    We study how relationship lending and transaction lending vary over the business cycle. We develop a model in which relationship banks gather information on their borrowers, which allows them to provide loans for profitable ...
  • Charness, Gary; Grosskopf, Brit (1999)
    Some current utility models presume that people are concerned with their relative standing in a reference group. If this is true, do certain types care more about this than others? Using simple binary decisions and ...
  • Mazzenga, Elisabetta; Ravn, Morten O. (1998)
    We study relative price behavior in an international business cycle model with specialization in production, in which a goods market friction is introduced through transport costs. The transport technology allows for ...
  • Jeon, Doh Shin
    I study the optimal project choice when the principal relies on the agent in charge of production for project evaluation. The principal has to choose between a safe project generating a fixed revenue and a risky project ...
  • Oliveras, Ester; Kasperskaya, Yulia (2004)
    This study reports on the analysis of annual reports from 14- listed companies in Spain over a five-year period, from 1998 to 2002. Companies in the sample are selected on the basis of their knowledge-based assets and ...
  • Fouka, Vasiliki; Voth, Joachim (2012)
    During the Greek debt crisis after 2010, the German government insisted on harsh austerity measures. This led to a rapid cooling of relations between the Greek and German governments. We compile a new index of public ...

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