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  • 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. ...
  • Beunza Ibáñez, Daniel; Garud, Raghu (2004)
    In this paper we explore the mechanisms that allow securities analysts to value companies in contexts of Knightian uncertainty, that is, in the face of information that is unclear, subject to unforeseeable contingencies ...
  • Delicado, Pedro; Castro, Fidel; Da Rocha, Jose M. (1997)
    This paper shows that the distribution of observed consumption is not a good proxy for the distribution of heterogeneous consumers when the current tariff is an increasing block tariff. We use a two step method to recover ...
  • Merkl, Christian; van Rens, Thijs (2011)
    Firms select not only how many, but also which workers to hire. Yet, in standard search models of the labor market, all workers have the same probability of being hired. We argue that selective hiring crucially affects ...
  • Charness, Gary; Haruvy, Ernan (1999)
    Previous studies have found evidence of a self-serving bias in bargaining and dispute resolution. We use experimental data to test for this effect in a simulated labor relatonship. We find a consistent discrepancy between ...
  • Boone, Jan; Shapiro, Joel (2006)
    For many goods (such as experience goods or addictive goods), consumers’ preferences may change over time. In this paper, we examine a monopolist’s optimal pricing schedule when current consumption can affect a consumer’s ...
  • Bris, Arturo; Rupérez-Micola, Augusto (2008)
    We study the price convergence of goods and services in the euro area in 2001-2002. To measure the degree of convergence, we compare the prices of around 220 items in 32 European cities. The width of the border is the price ...
  • Courty, Pascal; Hao, Li (1997)
    We present a model of price discrimination where a monopolist faces a consumer who is privately informed about the distribution of his valuation for an indivisible unit of good but has yet to learn privately the ...
  • Drelichman, Mauricio; Voth, Joachim (2011)
    Philip II of Spain accumulated debts equivalent to 60% of GDP. He also defaulted four times on his short-term loans, thus becoming the first serial defaulter in history. Contrary to a common view in the literature, we show ...
  • 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. ...

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