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  • 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 ...
  • Charness, Gary; Garoupa, Nuno (1998)
    Previous works on asymmetric information in asset markets tend to focus on the potential gains in the asset market itself. We focus on the market for information and conduct an experimental study to explore, in a game ...
  • Cassiman, Bruno (1994)
    When to allow Research Joint Ventures (RJVs) or not is an important instrument in the development of an optimal R&D policy. The regulator, however, is unlikely to know all the relevant information to regulate R&D optimally. ...
  • Motta, Massimo (1995)
    D'Aspremont and Jacquemin's (1988) model is extended to study alternative configurations of research agreements in a two--country integrated world economy. Under unambiguous conditions on spillovers we show that: 1) Allowing ...
  • Voigtländer, Nico; Voth, Joachim (2012)
    In this paper, we assess the determinants of long-run persistence of local culture, and examine the success of policy interventions designed to change attitudes. We analyze anti-Semitic attitudes drawing on individual-level ...
  • Ciccone, Antonio (1998)
    Individual-specific uncertainty may increase the chances of reform being enacted and sustained. Reform may be more likely to be enacted because a majority of agents might end up losing little from reform and a minority gaining ...
  • Miralles, Joan; Paradís, Jaume (2000)
    Des del principi dels temps històrics, la Matemàtica s'ha generat en totes les civilitzacions sobre la base de la resolució de problemes pràctics.Tanmateix, a partir del període grec la Història ens mostra la necessitat ...
  • Beunza Ibáñez, Daniel; Stark, David (2004)
    How do organizations cope with extreme uncertainty? The existing literature is divided on this issue: some argue that organizations deal best with uncertainty in the environment by reproducing it in the organization, ...
  • Bleichrodt, Han; Abellán-Perpiñan, José María; Pinto, JoséLuis; Méndez-Martínez, Ildefonso (2005)
    This paper explores biases in the elicitation of utilities under risk and the contribution that generalizations of expected utility can make to the resolution of these biases. We used five methods to measure utilities under ...
  • Calveras, Aleix; Ganuza, Juan José (2004)
    El objetivo de este trabajo es discutir y analizar el concepto de la responsabilidad social corporativa (RSC) desde la teoria económica. Para ello usamos un modelo sencillo que nos permite clarificar algunos aspectos del ...

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