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  • Charness, Gary (1998)
    Previous indirect evidence suggests that impulses towards pro-social behavior are diminished when an external authority is responsible for an outcome. The responsibility-alleviation effect states that a shift of responsibility ...
  • Bertsimas, Dimitris; Niño-Mora, José (1994)
    We develop a mathematical programming approach for the classical PSPACE - hard restless bandit problem in stochastic optimization. We introduce a hierarchy of n (where n is the number of bandits) increasingly stronger ...
  • Niño-Mora, José (1999)
    We show that if performance measures in a stochastic scheduling problem satisfy a set of so-called partial conservation laws (PCL), which extend previously studied generalized conservation laws (GCL), then the problem ...
  • Broner, Fernando; Ventura, Jaume (2010)
    During the last few decades, many emerging markets have lifted restrictions on cross-border financial transactions. The conventional view was that this would allow these countries to: (i) receive capital inflows from ...
  • García-Pérez, J. Ignacio; Jiménez-Martín, Sergi; Sánchez-Martín, Alfonso R. (2010)
    In this paper we analyze the sensitivity of the labour market decisions of workers close to retirement with respect to the incentives created by public regulations. We improve upon the extensive prior literature on the ...
  • Brandts, Jordi; Charness, Gary (1999)
    We use a two-person 3-stage game to investigate whether people choose to punish or reward another player by sacrificing money to increase or decrease the other person's payoff. One player sends a message indicating an ...
  • Danan, Eric (2006)
    It is shown that preferences can be constructed from observed choice behavior in a way that is robust to indifferent selection (i.e., the agent is indifferent between two alternatives but, nevertheless, is only observed ...
  • Talluri, Kalyan; van Ryzin, Garrett (2000)
    Customer choice behavior, such as 'buy-up' and 'buy-down', is an important phe-nomenon in a wide range of industries. Yet there are few models or methodologies available to exploit this phenomenon within yield management systems. ...
  • Giménez, Cristina; Ramalhinho-Lourenço, Helena; Soto, Juan Pablo (2005)
    Nowadays, the Reverse Logistics field is becoming very important. On one hand, laws are imposing companies to be responsible for the contamination made by their products. On the other hand, companies have discovered the ...
  • López, Guillem; Puig, Jaume (1999)
    This paper reviews the literature on reference pricing (RP) in pharmaceutical markets. The RP strategy for cost containment of expenditure on drugs is analyzed as part of the procurement mechanism. We review the existing ...
  • Temin, Peter; Voth, Joachim (2004)
    This paper presents a case study of a well-informed investor in the South Sea bubble. We argue that Hoare's Bank, a fledgling West End London banker, knew that a bubble was in progress and nonetheless invested in the stock; ...
  • Paradís, Jaume; Viader, Pelegrí; Bibiloni, Lluís (2006)
    In 1952 F. Riesz and Sz.Nágy published an example of a monotonic continuous function whose derivative is zero almost everywhere, that is to say, a singular function. Besides, the function was strictly increasing. Their ...
  • Bosch-Domènech, Antoni; Silvestre, Joaquim (2006)
    In Selten (1967) “Strategy Method,” the second mover in the game submits a complete strategy. This basic idea has been exported to nonstrategic experiments, where a participant reports a complete list of contingent decisions, ...
  • Cabrales, Antonio; Garcia Fontes, Walter; Motta, Massimo (1997)
    Coordination games arise very often in studies of industrial organization and international trade. This type of games has multiple strict equilibria, and therefore the identification of testable predictions is very ...
  • Moreno, Manuel (1997)
    This paper presents several applications to interest rate risk management based on a two-factor continuous-time model of the term structure of interest rates previously presented in Moreno (1996). This model assumes that ...
  • Drelichman, Maurizio; Voth, Joachim (2011)
    Contingent sovereign debt can create important welfare gains. Nonetheless, there is almost no issuance today. Using hand-collected archival data, we examine the first known case of large-scale use of state-contingent ...
  • Bashshur, Michael; Cornelissen, Gert; Le Menestrel, Marc; Rode, Julian (2012)
    Recent research on the dynamics of moral behavior has documented two contrasting phenomena - moral consistency and moral balancing. Moral balancing refers to the phenomenon whereby behaving (un)ethically decreases the ...
  • Bordalo, Pedro; Gennaioli, Nicola; Shleifer, Andrei (2010)
    We present a theory of context-dependent choice in which a consumer's attention is drawn to salient attributes of goods, such as quality or price. An attribute is salient for a good when it stands out among the good's ...
  • Reutskaja, Elena; Hogarth, Robin (2005)
    Whereas people are typically thought to be better off with more choices, studies show that they often prefer to choose from small as opposed to large sets of alternatives. We propose that satisfaction from choice is an ...

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