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  • 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 ...
  • Jimenez-Martin, 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 ...
  • Galí, Jordi, 1961- (2015)
    The unemployment rate in the euro area appears to contain a significant nonstationary component, suggesting that some shocks have permanent effects on that variable. I explore possible sources of this nonstationarity ...
  • Greenacre, Michael J.; 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 ...
  • Inoue, Atsushi; Kuo, Chun-Hung; Rossi, Barbara (2015)
    The Great Recession has challenged the adequacy of existing models to explain key macroeconomic data, and raised the concern that the models might be misspecified. This paper investigates the importance of misspecification ...
  • Perramon, Jordi; Amat, Oriol (2006)
    From the beginning of January 2005 publicly traded companies in the European Union have to comply with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for their consolidated accounts, as required by 1606/2002 European ...
  • Ganuza, Juan-José (2003)
    We study a situation in which an auctioneer wishes to sell an object to one of N risk-neutral bidders with heterogeneous preferences. The auctioneer does not know bidders’ preferences but has private information about ...
  • Hogarth, Robin M.; Karelaia, Natalia (2004)
    When can a single variable be more accurate in binary choice than multiple sources of information? We derive analytically the probability that a single variable (SV) will correctly predict one of two choices when both ...
  • Sala-i-Martin, Xavier, 1963- (1997)
    In this paper I try to move away from the Extreme Bounds method of identifying ``robust'' empirical relations in the economic growth literature. Instead of analyzing the extreme bounds of the estimates of the coefficient of ...
  • Kolev, Gueorgui I.; Hogarth, Robin M. (2008)
    Illusory correlation refers to the use of information in decisions that is uncorrelated with the relevant criterion. We document illusory correlation in CEO compensation decisions by demonstrating that information, that ...
  • Bosch, Antoni (Bosch-Domènech); Vriend, Nicolaas J. (1998)
    In an experimental standard Cournot Oligopoly we test the importance of models of behavior characterized by imitation of succesful behavior. We find that the players appear to the rather reluctant to imitate.
  • González Luna, Libertad; Ortega, Francesc (2009)
    We estimate empirically the effect of immigration on house prices and residential construction activity in Spain over the period 1998-2008. This decade is characterized by both a spectacular housing market boom and a ...
  • Ortega, Francesc (2004)
    This paper analyzes the political sustainability of the welfare state in a model where immigration policy is also endogenous. In the model, the skills of the native population are affected by immigration and skill accumulation. ...
  • Farré, Lídia; González Luna, Libertad; Ortega, Francesc (2009)
    This paper investigates the effects of Spain’s large recent immigration wave on the labor supply of highly skilled native women. We hypothesize that female immigration led to an increase in the supply of affordable household ...
  • Llavador, Humberto; Solano-García, Angel (2009)
    This paper analyzes the political economy of immigration when the salient electoral issue is the level of immigrants and the relevant immigration policy is the expenditure in immigration control. We consider that immigration ...

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