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  • Martin, Alberto; Ventura, Jaume (2012)
    We study a dynamic economy where credit is limited by insufficient collateral and, as a result, investment and output are too low. In this environment, changes in investor sentiment or market expectations can give rise to ...
  • Nimark, Kristoffer (2011)
    The newsworthiness of an event is partly determined by how unusual it is and this paper investigates the business cycle implications of this fact. In particular, we analyze the consequences of information structures in ...
  • Arruñada, Benito (2008)
    This article analyzes how mandatory accounting disclosure is grounded on different rationales for private and public companies. It also explores technological changes, such as computerised databases and the Internet, which ...
  • Amat, Oriol; Gowthorpe, Catherine; Perramon, Jordi (2005)
    Accounting regulation is a highly topical issue for listed companies in Europe. From 1 January 2005 all companies listed in the EU member states are required to produce financial reports compliant with international ...
  • Arruñada, Benito (2007)
    Demand for law professionals in the conveyancing of property is decreasing because of market and institutional changes. On the market side, many transactions feature large, well-known parties and standardized transactions, ...
  • Serra, Daniel; Revelle, Charles (1993)
  • Dumitrescu, Ariadna; Gil-Bazo, Javier (2012)
    If there are diseconomies of scale in asset management, any predictability in mutual fund performance will be arbitraged away by rational investors seeking funds with the highest expected performance (Berk and Green, 2004). ...
  • Arruñada, Benito; Andonova, Veneta Stefanova (2004)
    Assuming that the degree of discretion granted to judges was the main distinguishing feature between common and civil law until the 19th century, we argue that constraining judicial discretion was instrumental in protecting ...
  • Dalmau Matarrodona, Eulàlia; Puig, Jaume (1997)
    In this article we examine the potential effect of market structure on hospital technical efficiency as a measure of performance controlled by ownership and regulation. This study is relevant to provide an evaluation of ...
  • Medrano, Luís A. (1996)
    This paper analyzes the choice between limit and market orders in an imperfectly competitive noisy rational expectations economy. There is a unique insider, who takes into account the effect their trading has on prices. ...
  • Galí, Jordi, 1961-; Gertler, Mark; López-Salido, J. David (2005)
    In this paper we present a simple theory-based measure of the variations in aggregate economic efficiency: the gap between the marginal product of labor and the household’s consumption/leisure tradeoff. We show that this ...
  • Voigtländer, Nico; Voth, Joachim (2012)
    Marriage is amongst the biggest decisions in life. In general, there is a tendency towards assortative matching – people marry others who are relatively similar to themselves. Intermarriage between different social, religious ...
  • Greenacre, Michael (2014)
    The book "Mathematics and Archaeology", consisting of 25 chapters by a range of international scholars in archaeology, will be published by Chapman & Hall in 2014. The present document, written as an invited Epilogue to ...
  • Jones, Andrew M.; López, Ángel (2003)
    This paper presents a method for the measurement of changes in health inequality and income-related health inequality over time in a population. For pure health inequality (as measured by the Gini coefficient) and income-related ...
  • Mulligan, Casey B.; Sala-i-Martin, Xavier (1994)
  • Puig, Jaume; Argilés, Josep M. (2000)
    This paper aims to estimate a translog stochastic frontier production function in the analysis of a panel of 150 mixed Catalan farms in the period 1989-1993, in order to attempt to measure and explain variation in ...
  • Greenacre, Michael; Torres, Anna (2002)
    Correspondence analysis is introduced in the brand association literature as an alternative tool to measure dominance, for the particular case of free choice data. The method is also used to analyse differences, or ...
  • Oliveras, Ester; Castillo, David (2008)
    As companies and shareholders begin to note the potential repercussions of intangible assets upon business results, the inability of the traditional financial statement model to reflect these new ways of creating business ...
  • Bosch-Domènech, Antoni; Silvestre, Joaquim (2012)
    Various experimental procedures aimed at measuring individual risk aversion involve a list of pairs of alternative prospects. We first study the widely used method by Holt and Laury (2002), for which we find that the removal ...
  • Heinemann, Frank; Nagel, Rosemarie; Ockenfels, Peter (2004)
    This paper explores three aspects of strategic uncertainty: its relation to risk, predictability of behavior and subjective beliefs of players. In a laboratory experiment we measure subjects’ certainty equivalents for three ...

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