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  • Glaeser, Edward L.; Ponzetto, Giacomo A. M.; Tobio, Kristina (2010)
    One approach to urban areas emphasizes the existence of certain immutable relationships, such as Zipf's or Gibrat's Law. An alternative view is that urban change reflects individual responses to changing tastes or ...
  • León, Gianmarco (2012)
    This paper provides empirical evidence of the persistent effect of exposure to political violence on human capital accumulation. I exploit the variation in conflict location and birth cohorts to identify the longand short-term ...
  • Canova, Fabio; Ciccarelli, Matteo (2011)
    We investigate macroeconomic fluctuations in the Mediterranean basin, their similarities and convergence. A model with four indicators, roughly covering the West, the East and the Middle East and the North Africa portions ...
  • Glaeser, Edward L.; Kerr, William R.; Ponzetto, Giacomo A. M. (2009)
    Employment growth is strongly predicted by smaller average establishment size, both across cities and across industries within cities, but there is little consensus on why this relationship exists. Traditional economic ...
  • Celentani, Marco; Ganuza, Juan José; Peydró, José L. (2003)
    We analyze the impact of different types of international conventions that require signatory countries to penalize domestic firms that are found to have bribed foreign public officials. We analyze enforcement of penalties under ...
  • Gerard, Hugo; Nimark, Kristoffer (2008)
    This paper combines multivariate density forecasts of output growth, inflation and interest rates from a suite of models. An out-of-sample weighting scheme based on the predictive likelihood as proposed by Eklund and ...
  • Canova, Fabio (2009)
    I discuss the identifiability of a structural New Keynesian Phillips curve when it is embedded in a small scale dynamic stochastic general equilibrium model. Identification problems emerge because not all the structural ...
  • Arruñada, Benito; Andonova, Veneta (2008)
    We argue that in the development of the Western legal system, cognitive departures are the main determinant of the optimal degree of judicial rule-making. Judicial discretion, seen here as the main distinguishing feature ...
  • Marcet, Albert; Marimon, Ramon (1991)
  • Hurkens, Sjaak; Schlag, Karl H. (1999)
    We analyze the role of commitment in pre-play communication for ensuring efficient evolutionarily stable outcomes in coordination games. All players are a priori identical as they are drawn from the same population. In ...
  • Satorra, Albert; Neudecker, Heinz (1995)
    Asymptotic chi-squared test statistics for testing the equality of moment vectors are developed. The test statistics proposed are generalized Wald test statistics that specialize for different settings by inserting ...
  • Kray, Aart; Ventura, Jaume (2001)
    Business cycles are both less volatile and more synchronized with the world cycle in rich countries than in poor ones. We develop two alternative explanations based on the idea that comparative advantage causes rich countries ...
  • Delicado, Pedro; Placencia, Iolanda (1997)
    When the behaviour of a specific hypothesis test statistic is studied by a Monte Carlo experiment, the usual way to describe its quality is by giving the empirical level of the test. As an alternative to this procedure, ...
  • Herrero, Carmen; Pinto, José Luis; Bleichrodt, Han (1997)
    Starting from a finite or countable set of states of health, and assuming the existence of an objective transitive preference relation on that set, we propose a way of performing interpersonal comparisons of states of health. ...
  • Gossner, Olivier (1996)
    We introduce two ways of comparing information structures, say ${\cal I}$ and ${\cal J}$. First we say that ${\cal I}$ is richer than ${\cal J}$ when for every compact game $G$, all correlated equilibrium distributions ...
  • Villanueva, Ernesto (2004)
    Does the labor market place wage premia on jobs that involve physical strain, job, insecurity or bad regulation of hours? This paper derives bounds on the monetary returns to these job disamenities in the West German labor ...
  • Acemoglu, Daron; Gancia, Gino; Zilibotti, Fabrizio (2010)
    We study a dynamic general equilibrium model where innovation takes the form of the introduction of new goods whose production requires skilled workers. Innovation is followed by a costly process of standardization, whereby ...
  • Azmat, Ghazala; Möller, Marc (2008)
    This article analyses the allocation of prizes in contests. While existing models consider a single contest with an exogenously given set of players, in our model several contests compete for participants. As a consequence, ...
  • Ganuza, Juan José (2003)
    Most cases of cost overruns in public procurement are related to important changes in the initial project design. This paper deals with the problem of design speciffication in public procurement and provides a rationale ...

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