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  • 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 ...
  • Monés, M. Antònia; Ventura, Eva (1993)
  • Litschig, Stephan; Meller, Marian (2012)
    Many governments in developing countries implement programs that aim to address nutrional failures in early childhood, yet evidence on the effectiveness of these interventions is scant. This paper evaluates the impact of ...
  • Satorra, Albert (1999)
    We extend to score, Wald and difference test statistics the scaled and adjusted corrections to goodness-of-fit test statistics developed in Satorra and Bentler (1988a,b). The theory is framed in the general context of ...
  • Ciccone, Antonio; Peri, Giovanni (2011)
    We find that over the period 1950-1990, US states absorbed increases in the supply of schooling due to tighter compulsory schooling and child labor laws mostly through within-industry increases in the schooling intensity ...
  • Canova, Fabio; Lopez-Salido, David; Michelacci, Claudio (2006)
    We analyze the labor market effects of neutral and investment-specific technology shocks along the intensive margin (hours worked) and the extensive margin (unemployment). We characterize the dynamic response of unemployment in ...
  • Hauk, Esther; Hurkens, Sjaak (1996)
    Two-stage game models of information acquisition in stochastic oligopolies require the unrealistic assumption that firms observe the precision of information chosen by their competitors before determining quantities. ...

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