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  • van Rens, Thijs (2011)
    Using new quarterly data for hours worked in OECD countries, Ohanian and Raffo (2011) argue that in many OECD countries, particularly in Europe, hours per worker are quantitatively important as an intensive margin of labor ...
  • Canova, Fabio (2007)
    This chapter highlights the problems that structural methods and SVAR approaches have when estimating DSGE models and examining their ability to capture important features of the data. We show that structural methods are ...
  • Colomer, Josep M. (2000)
    Political party formation and coalition building in the European Parliament is being a driving force for making governance of the highly pluralistic European Union relatively effective and consensual. In spite of ...
  • Voigtländer, Nico; Voth, Joachim (2008)
    We analyze the rise of the first socio-economic institution in history that limited fertility – long before the Demographic Transition. The "European Marriage Pattern" (EMP) raised the marriage age of women and ensured ...
  • Beunza Ibáñez, Daniel; Stark, David (2004)
    Our task in this paper is to analyze the organization of trading in the era of quantitative finance. To do so, we conduct an ethnography of arbitrage, the trading strategy that best exemplifies finance in the wake of the ...
  • Benítez-Silva, Hugo; Eren, Selcuk; Heiland, Frank; Jiménez-Martín, Sergi (2008)
    Self-reported home values are widely used as a measure of housing wealth by researchers employing a variety of data sets and studying a number of different individual and household level decisions. The accuracy of this ...
  • Garcia, Jaume; Hernández, Pedro J.; López Nicolás, Ángel (1998)
    In this paper we examine the determinants of wages and decompose the observed differences across genders into the "explained by different characteristics" and "explained by different returns components" using a sample ...
  • Ciccone, Antonio; Peri, Giovanni (1999)
    We combine growth theory with US Census data on individual schooling and wages to estimate the aggregate return to human capital and human capital externalities in cities. Our estimates imply that a one-year increase ...
  • Gennaioli, Nicola; Laporta, Rafael; López-de-Silanes, Florencio; Schleifer, Andrei (2011)
    We investigate the determinants of regional development using a newly constructed database of 1569 sub-national regions from 110 countries covering 74 percent of the world’s surface and 97 percent of its GDP. We combine ...
  • Guaitoli, Danilo (2000)
    This paper studies the dynamic relationship between distribution and endogenous growth in an overlapping generations model with accumulation of human and physical capital. It is shown how human capital can determine a ...
  • Bailén, José Mª; Rivera-Bátiz, Luis (1995)
  • Ciccone, Antonio; Papaioannou, Elias (2005)
    Do high levels of human capital foster economic growth by facilitating technology adoption? If so, countries with more human capital should have adopted more rapidly the skilled-labor augmenting technologies becoming ...
  • Arruñada, Benito (2005)
    This essay reviews some findings in cognition sciences and examines their consequences for the analysis of institutions. It starts by exploring how humans’ specialization in producing knowledge ensures our success in ...
  • Jiménez-Martín, Sergi; Ladrón de Guevara, Antonio (2008)
    This paper presents and estimates a dynamic choice model in the attribute space considering rational consumers. In light of the evidence of several state-dependence patterns, the standard attribute-based model is extended ...
  • García-Goñi, Manuel; Ibern, Pere; Inoriza, José María (2009)
    This paper analyses the application of hybrid risk adjustment versus either prospective or concurrent risk adjustment formulae in the context of funding pharmaceutical benefits for the population of an integrated healthcare ...
  • Giacomini, Raffaella; Gottschling, Andreas; Haefke, Christian; White, Halbert (2002)
    We propose a new family of density functions that possess both flexibility and closed form expressions for moments and anti-derivatives, making them particularly appealing for applications. We illustrate its usefulness by ...
  • García Gómez, Pilar; López, Guillem (2003)
    The number of hypothesis trying to explain which are the reasons behind the decision to migrate to work into a developed country are diverse and at the same time, difficult to test due to the multiplicity of factors which ...
  • Greenacre, Michael; Ayhan, H. Öztas (2014)
    The problem of outliers is well-known in statistics: an outlier is a value that is far from the general distribution of the other observed values, and can often perturb the results of a statistical analysis. Various ...
  • Shioji, Etsuro (1997)
    It is sometimes argued that the central banks influence the private economy in the short run through controlling a specific component of high powered money, not its total amount. Using a structural VAR approach, this ...

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