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  • Bonfiglioli, Alessandra; Gancia, Gino A. (2009)
    We study a dynamic model where growth requires both long-term investment and the selection of talented managers. When ability is not ex-ante observable and contracts are incomplete, managerial selection imposes a cost, ...
  • Canova, Fabio; Schlaepfer, Alain (2011)
    We date turning points of the reference cycle for 19 Mediterranean countries and analyze their structure and interdependences. Fluctuations are volatile and not highly correlated across countries; recessions are deep but ...
  • López, Guillem; McDaid, David; Costa-i-Font, Joan (2006)
    The organisation of inpatient care provision has undergone significant reform in many southern European countries. Overall across Europe, public management is moving towards the introduction of more flexibility and autonomy ...
  • Puig, Jaume; Sáez, Marc; Martínez Garcia, Esther (1998)
    This paper analyzes the nature of health care provider choice in the case of patient-initiated contacts, with special reference to a National Health Service setting, where monetary prices are zero and general practitioners ...
  • Dow, William H.; Philipson, Tomas; Sala-i-Martin, Xavier, 1963-; Holmes, Jessica (1997)
    Applying the competing--risks model to multi--cause mortality, this paper provides a theoretical and empirical investigation of the positive complementarities that occur between disease--specific policy interventions. ...
  • Coles, Melvyn G.; Eeckhout, Jan (2000)
    A model of directed search with a finite number of buyers and sellers is considered, where sellers compete in direct mechanisms. Buyer heterogeneity and Nash equilibrium results in perfect sorting. The restriction to ...
  • Ganuza, Juan-José; Pechlivanos, Lambros (1998)
    When procurement takes place in the presence of horizontally differentiated contractors, the design of the object being procured affects the resulting degree of competition. This paper highlights the interaction between ...
  • Bonfiglioli, Alessandra; Gancia, Gino A. (2013)
    We study the incentives to improve ability in a model where heterogeneous firms and workers interact in a labor market characterized by matching frictions and costly screening. When effort in improving ability raises ...
  • Cabrales, Antonio; Hoshi, Takeo (1993)
  • Anderson, Emily; Inoue, Atsushi; Rossi, Barbara (2011)
    This paper studies empirical facts regarding the effects of unexpected changes in aggregate macroeconomic fiscal policies on consumers that are allowed to differ depending on their individual characteristics. We use data ...
  • Ponzetto, Giacomo A. M. (2008)
    Protectionism enjoys surprising popular support, in spite of deadweight losses. At the same time, trade barriers appear to decline with public information about protection. This paper develops an electoral model with ...
  • Primiceri, Giorgio E.; Van Rens, Thijs, 1973- (2006)
    Was the increase in income inequality in the US due to permanent shocks or merely to an increase in the variance of transitory shocks? The implications for consumption and welfare depend crucially on the answer to this ...
  • Marianov, Vladimir; Serra, Daniel (2000)
    In this paper we address the issue of locating hierarchical facilities in the presence of congestion. Two hierarchical models are presented, where lower level servers attend requests first, and then, some of the served ...
  • Amat, Oriol; Perramon, Jordi (2011)
    Given the current economic environment, high-growth companies are particularly relevant for their contribution to employment generation and wealth. This paper discusses the results of a survey that was conducted in order ...
  • Kugler, Adriana D.; Saint Paul, Gilles (2000)
    In this paper, we present a matching model with adverse selection that explains why flows into and out of unemployment are much lower in Europe compared to North America, while employment-to-employment flows are similar ...
  • Hill, Matthew J. (2014)
    The U.S. experienced an unprecedented increase in fertility during the baby boom. After falling for a century and a half, fertility rates jumped by 45 percent from 1945 to 1955, before resuming their decline in 1965. The ...
  • Lemaire, Bertrand; Le Menestrel, Marc (2004)
  • Ledoit, Olivier; Wolf, Michael (2003)
    The central message of this paper is that nobody should be using the sample covariance matrix for the purpose of portfolio optimization. It contains estimation error of the kind most likely to perturb a mean-variance optimizer. ...
  • Gancia, Gino A.; Zilibotti, Fabrizio (2005)
    We analyze recent contributions to growth theory based on the model of expanding variety of Romer (1990). In the first part, we present different versions of the benchmark linear model with imperfect competition. These ...
  • Brandts, Jordi; Charness, Gary (1998)
    In experiments with two-person sequential games we analyze whether responses to favorable and unfavorable actions depend on the elicitation procedure. In our “hot” treatment the second player responds to the first ...

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