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  • Acemoglu, Daron; Zilibotti, Fabrizio (1997)
    We propose a model in which economic relations and institutions in advanced and less developed economies differ as these societies have access to different amounts of information. This lack of information makes it hard ...
  • Boix, Carles (1999)
    The origins of electoral systems have received scant attention in the literature. Looking at the history of electoral rules in the advanced world in the last century, this paper shows that the existing wide variation ...
  • Rodríguez Mora, José V. (1995)
    Agents use their knowledge on the history of the economy in order to choose what is the optimal action to take at any given moment of time, but each individual observes history with some noise. This paper shows that the ...
  • Haefke, Christian (2001)
    This paper explains the divergent behavior of European an US unemployment rates using a job market matching model of the labor market with an interaction between shocks an institutions. It shows that a reduction in TF ...
  • Cespa, Giovanni (2000)
    I study the effects of the heterogeneity of traders' horizon in the context of a 2-period NREE model where all traders are risk averse. Owing to inventory effects, myopic trading behavior generates multiplicity of equilibria. ...
  • Di Noia, Carmine; Di Giorgio, Giorgio (1999)
    This paper adds some new arguments to the thesis that the responsibility for banking supervision should be assigned to an agency formally separated by the Central bank. We also provide some additional evidence on the ...
  • Glaeser, Edward L.; Ponzetto, Giacomo A. M. (2012)
    Why do public-sector workers receive so much of their compensation in the form of pensions and other benefits? This paper presents a political economy model in which politicians compete for taxpayers' and government ...
  • Canova, Fabio; Ciccarelli, Matteo; Ortega, Eva (2003)
    This paper examines the properties of G-7 cycles using a multicountry Bayesian panel VAR model with time variations, unit specific dynamics and cross country interdependences. We demonstrate the presence of a significant ...
  • Hogarth, Robin; Karelaia, Natalia (2004)
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  • González Luna, Libertad (2005)
    This paper analyzes the effect of the 1998 reform of the French single parents allowance on the labor supply of single mothers with very young children. The reform aimed at encouraging participation by allowing eligible ...
  • Balleer, Almut; van Rens, Thijs (2008)
    Over the past two decades, technological progress in the United States has been biased towards skilled labor. What does this imply for business cycles? We construct a quarterly skill premium from the CPS and use it to ...
  • Galí, Jordi; Smets, Frank; Wouters, Rafael (2012)
    An analysis of the performance of GDP, employment and other labor market variables following the troughs in postwar U.S. business cycles points to much slower recoveries in the three most recent episodes, but does not ...
  • Longford, Nicholas (2008)
    A class of composite estimators of small area quantities that exploit spatial (distancerelated) similarity is derived. It is based on a distribution-free model for the areas, but the estimators are aimed to have optimal ...
  • Bosch-Domènech, Antoni; Nagel, Rosemarie; Sánchez-Andrés, Juan Vicente (2007)
    Patients with stage-I (very mild and mild) Alzheimer’s disease were asked to participate in a Dictator Game, a type of game in which a subject has to decide how to allocate a certain amount of money between himself and ...
  • Ponzetto, Giacomo A. M.; Troiano, Ugo (2012)
    The impact of social capital on economic growth is empirically well documented. Yet the reasons for this relationship remain theoretically understudied. We present a tractable stochastic endogenous growth model that explains ...
  • Cabrales, Antonio; Calvó, Antoni (2002)
    This paper shows that models where preferences of individuals depend not only on their allocations, but also on the well-being of other persons, can produce both large and testable effects. We study the allocation of workers ...
  • Charness, Gary; Rabin, Matthew (1999)
    Departures from pure self interest in economic experiments have recently inspired models of "social preferences". We conduct experiments on simple two-person and three-person games with binary choices that test these ...
  • Sala-i-Martin, Xavier (2002)
    Many political economic theories use and emphasize the process of voting in their explanation of the growth of Social Security, government spending, and other public policies. But is there an empirical connection between ...

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